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Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on September 2, 2017 at 8:15 PM


Delaware River, United States
Corpus Christi, United States
Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange/ Lake Charles, United States
World Holidays: 3-16 September 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017,
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
3-4 (Sun-Mon) Sep – Eid Al Adha
4 Sep (Mon) – USA Labor Day
7 Sep (Thu) – Brazil Independence DayFor information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at

Safety zone for fireworks events
Saturday, September 2, 2017, Delaware River, United States
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events launched in the vicinity of Penn’s Landing for the waters of the Delaware River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Access to this safety zone will be restricted during the specified date and time period. Only vessels or persons specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area.

This safety zone will be enforced on September 3, September 10, and September 13, 2017 from 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

Port opened
Saturday, September 2, 2017, Corpus Christi, United States
The Port of Corpus Christ is now open, with all vessels restricted to a draft of no more than 43-feet.

All foreign registered vessels 100 gross registered tons or larger, all domestic tank vessels 10,000 gross registered tons or larger, and all domestic non-tank vessels 1,600 gross registered tons or larger must:

  • Conduct one-way transit only;
  • Have a minimum of two pilots for each transit;
  • Transit during daylight hours only.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

Port Condition Recovery
Saturday, September 2, 2017, Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange/ Lake Charles, United States
The Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur set Port Condition Recovery at 10AM on August 31st for the ports of Beaumont, TX; Port Arthur, TX; Orange, TX; and Lake Charles, LA including all tributaries and connecting waterways.

Restrictions on vessel movements within these port complexes will be managed by the Captain of the Port and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Port Arthur.

Initial restrictions are based on visual waterway and “aids-to-navigation” (ATON) assessments conducted by Coast Guard and other public and private assets. Vessel movement restrictions will be evaluated and updated regularly as additional surveys are conducted.

Extreme currents require the implementation of navigational restrictions.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

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