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In accordance with National Hurricane Center forecasts, Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine may develop into a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.  As a result, effective 2:00 p.m., 13 September 2019, Hurricane Condition X-RAY was set in the Port of Canaveral by the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville. 
September 09, 2019
Junior Port Ambassadors named
Port Canaveral, FL -- The first class of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ student Junior Ambassadors has been named. The Junior Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 school year are:
Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral officials are crediting close coordination between its partners and outside agencies for a quick turnaround that had the Port at full operation less than 24 hours after destructive Hurricane Dorian skirted Florida’s Space Coast.
Effective 8:00 a.m. 02 September 2019, Hurricane Condition ZULU will be set in the Port of Canaveral.  No vessel, regardless of size or service, will be allowed to transit through the port, and all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons are prohibited from remaining in the port.
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Canaveral terminals and facilities on Saturday due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 24 hours.
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set Hurricane Condition "X-RAY" for Port Canaveral. Sustained gale-force winds are predicted within 48 hours.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set hurricane condition "WHISKEY" for Port Canaveral.

 
Port Canaveral, FL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District circulated notice last week regarding plans to conduct needed repairs and maintenance on the Canaveral Lock. According to the Corps, the work is necessary to repair aging and damaged infrastructure in addition to improving public and vessel safety. The Lock will be closed and dewatered from Dec. 1, 2019, through March 30, 2020. The public can provide comment on the Lock’s planned closure until Monday, Sept. 30.
Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral is giving local students the opportunity to become young ambassadors for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ Junior Port Ambassador Program will enable students at nine public high schools and two private high schools within the Canaveral Port Authority Special District to share career opportunities at the Port and provide workforce development and community outreach. Home-schoolers and Clearlake Adult Education Program students up to age 19 also will be eligible.
Port Canaveral, FL – Following a busy and successful three-day weekend July 12-14, the Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand again during the last two days of the 2019 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season – July 19-20 (Friday and Saturday).
 
As always, boat trailer parking at the Port’s Freddie Patrick boat ramps and Rodney S. Ketchum Park boat ramps is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached. Boaters – at all times – whether parking at these boat ramps or not— can access the ramps to launch their boat and seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.
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