News / Cruise Port Updates Post Hurricane Irma

Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, The Port of Nassau and the Freeport Harbour resume normal operations

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Sep. 13, 2017
Supplier: Shipsahoy

Port Everglades

As of September 13 at 8:30am, Port Everglades has received the all-clear from the U.S Coast Guard and has returned to normal operations with no restrictions. 

For additional Hurricane Irma alerts, visit porteverglades.net

Port Canaveral

As of Sept 12, Port Canaveral resumes operations. Port opened by U.S. Coast Guard with operating restrictions; prepares for vessel arrivals scheduled for Sept 12 and 13. 

Efforts are well underway at Port Canaveral to resume normal operations. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) approved restricted commercial vessel transit through Port Canaveral to allow the Port to support the arrival of critical fuel supplies destined for Florida consumers, and to receive cruise ships that were diverted from Port Canaveral prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

Port Canaveral previously had limited operations capability due to lack of water and limited electric power. However, this update to the Port’s Condition Zulu confirms the Port’s ability to regain full operational capability over the next few days.

Port Canaveral is continuing to assess the damage to its facilities and grounds from Hurricane Irma. Initial status reports have indicated mostly cosmetic damage and significant debris removal. The Port’s pre-storm preparations and mitigation efforts prior to Irma’s arrival helped to reduce the risk of catastrophic damage to the Port’s buildings and operations. Returning the Port to full operational status was hampered by the loss of power and failure of the City of Cocoa water system which supplies the Port.

Cruise passengers scheduled to depart Port Canaveral are advised to check with their respective cruise lines to confirm details of their ship’s arrival and departure from Port Canaveral.

For additional information, visit portcanaveral.com

The Port of Nassau and the Freeport Harbour

The Port of Nassau and the Freeport Harbour are open for business. Cruise Lines will resume sailing to The Islands of The Bahamas on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Cruise reservation holders should check directly with their cruise provider for updates on departures and itineraries.

For additional information, visit Bahamas.com/storms

 

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