The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has notified Port Everglades that Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE has been set for Hurricane Irma as of 8AM today, September 8, with gale force winds expected within 24 hours. At this time:
- The Port is closed to inbound ships
- All ocean-going commercial vessels have departed the port except one tug and barge authorized by the Coast Guard to remain in port
- Cargo terminals must cease operations not associated with storm preparations
Given the current storm track, the USCG Captain of the Port projects setting Port Condition ZULU at 8PM, Friday, September 9, 2017, with gale force winds expected within 12 hours.
The above times/dates are subject to change. The official Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) can be found: