|PORT CONDITION ZULU AND YANKEE SET AHEAD OF HURRICANE HERMINE
Gulf of Mexico, United States
|ANCHORAGE CLOSED TO SHIPPING
Port Kembla, Australia
|HURRICANE HERMINE UPDATE (2 SEPTEMBER)
Florida, Georgia, South Caroline & North Carolina, USA
|Port Condition ZULU and YANKEE set ahead of Hurricane Hermine|
|Friday, September 2, 2016, Gulf of Mexico, United States|
|Due to the possibility of gale force winds as Hurricane Hermine approaches, Port Condition YANKEE and Port Condition ZULU (12 hour alert) has been set at several ports.Under Port Condition YANKEE:
Port Condition YANKEE has been set for the ports of Tampa, St Petersburg and Manatee in Florida. It has also been set at Charleston in South Carolina, which will switch to Port Condition ZULU within 12 hours of high winds reaching the port.
Under Port Condition ZULU:
Port Condition ZULU has been set from Savannah and Brunswick in Georgia, Jacksonville and Tarpon Springs in Florida, Port Mobile in Alabama.
For more about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Anchorage closed to shipping|
|Friday, September 2, 2016, Port Kembla, Australia|
|The Harbour Master at Port Kembla advises the anchorage has been closed with effect from midday today (2 September) due to adverse weather forecast (strong winds/swell). All vessels are to remain minimum 12NM offshore.Ships departing anchorage and returning back to sea will not affect their NOR or turn of arrival.
Present indications are that the anchorage will be closed until about Monday, 5 September.
Weather forecast can found at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at email@example.com
|Hurricane Hermine update (2 September)|
|Friday, September 2, 2016, Florida, Georgia, South Caroline & North Carolina, USA|
|At 500am EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Hermine was located inland near latitude 30.8 North, longitude 83.6 West.Hermine is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today and Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Hermine should continue to move farther inland across southeastern Georgia today and into the Carolinas tonight and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast while Hermine moves farther inland.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. Valdosta, Georgia recently reported a wind gust of 53 mph (85 km/h).
(For information about operations in the USA, contact GAC USA at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Extracts from National Hurricane Center, Fl, Tropical Storm Hermine Advisory No.20 issued at 500am EDT on2 September 2016