Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray set for the Port of Guam


SANTA RITA, Guam—In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm In-Fa, the U. S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Guam established Port Heavy Weather Condition X-RAY effective yesterday.

In accordance with federal regulations, the Captain of the Port directed all commercial vessels to prepare to complete cargo operations and depart the Ports of Guam and Rota when PHWC Yankee is established. “Dead” ships or vessels/barges/drydocks unable to put to sea must make a prompt written application to the Captain of the Port.

Upon the setting of PHWC Yankee all commercial vessels greater than or equal to 200 gross tons must depart and all inbound vessels are prohibited from entering.

Upon the setting of PHWC Zulu the port and marinas will remain closed to incoming traffic and all cargo and bunker operations will be suspended.

Any vessel or facility operator desiring a Captain of the Port waiver from the above restrictions must submit a written request. If you have questions or concerns, call the Sector Guam Prevention and Compliance Department at (671) 355-4835 or the Command Center at (671) 355-4824. For general questions concerning the storm’s predicted track, speed, or intensity, contact the National Weather Service at (671) 472-0900. (USCG)

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