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Port Canaveral UPDATE Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM: 
 
Port Canaveral has returned to normal operations 
 
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Port Canaveral UPDATE Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine
 
In accordance with the National Hurricane Center forecasts, Potential Tropical Cyclone 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. 
 
At this time, no significant impacts are expected in Port Canaveral due to Tropical Cyclone 9 however, Port tenants, users, visitors and guests are encouraged to continue to monitor weather forecasts for any updates or changes.

 
  • Port Canaveral remains open to all commercial traffic.
  • Port Canaveral operations remain normal, including Jetty Park Campground and all recreational facilities.
  • For cruise vessels sailing to/from Port Canaveral, there are no known changes to ship arrivals, departures, or itineraries however, guests with questions regarding sailings or itineraries changes are advised to contact your respective cruise line.
  • Messages will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.
 
 
 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Thurs. Sept. 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM:

From the U.S. Coast Guard - Sector Jacksonville

Effective immediately the Captain of the Port has set Port Condition IV for Port Canaveral. Based on final survey results the port is OPEN WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.

 
 
 
 
 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM:

The Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketcham boat ramps have just been opened instead of Thursday 5 AM.
 
 

 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM:
 
The U.S. Coast Guard has opened Port Canaveral's waterways with restrictions.

6 cruise ships will be arriving at Port Canaveral Thursday morning, Sept 5:

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Elation
Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival Liberty
Disney Dream


The SR401 bridge will open on the hour beginning at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for vessel traffic.  No openings from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM.

 
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Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM:

Port Canaveral is open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Restaurants and other businesses may be open to service the community. However, it is advised you contact the restaurant or business directly to check their hours of operation before heading to the Port.

Cruise terminals and parking garages are open.

Jetty Park will re-open Friday morning 7 am, Sept. 6th.

Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketcham boat ramps will reopen Thursday morning 5am, Sept. 5th.

Hurricane condition ZULU remains in effect and port waterways remain closed.

The Port Canaveral Lock has been opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SR401 drawbridge remains in the down position.

If you are a cruise guest who wishes to retrieve your vehicle parked at Port Canaveral, you can now come pick up your vehicle. Payments only by credit card.

Exploration Tower will re-open Friday morning 10am Sept. 6th.

Messaging will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.
 
 
 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at 12:00 Noon:

Hotline 1-321-394-3411


Brevard County EOC has lifted the evacuation order as of 8:50 AM.

Port Canaveral is open for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Port personnel are in the process of assessing buildings and roadways for damage and safety issues.

Restaurants may be open for business to service the community. However, it is advised you contact the restaurant to check their hours of operation before heading to the Port.

Cruise terminals and parking garages remain closed.

Jetty Park remains closed.

Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketcham boat ramps remain closed.

Hurricane condition ZULU remains in effect and port waterways remain closed.

The Port Canaveral Lock has been opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SR401 drawbridge remains in the down position. 

If you are a cruise guest who wishes to retrieve your vehicle parked at Port Canaveral, we are working to get the garages open as soon as possible.  

Messaging will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.

Be safe


 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at  11:30AM:

Hotline 1-321-394-3411

Port Canaveral is open for vehicle and pedestrian traffic with the following exceptions:

Cruise terminals and parking garages are closed.

Jetty Park is closed.

Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketchum boat ramps are closed.

Hurricane condition ZULU remains in effect and port waterways are closed.

The Port Canaveral Lock has been opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SR401 drawbridge remains in the down position. 

If you are a cruise guest who wishes to retrieve your vehicle parked at Port Canaveral, we are working to get the garages open as soon as possible.  

Messaging will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.

Be safe

 
 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Wed. Sept. 4, 2019 at  9:00AM:

Port Canaveral is open for vehicle and pedestrian traffic with the following exceptions:

Cruise terminals and parking garages are closed.

Jetty Park is closed.

Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketchum boat ramps are closed.

Hurricane condition ZULU remains in effect and port waterways are closed.

The Port Canaveral Lock is closed and SR401 drawbridge will not open until further notice.

If you are a cruise guest who wishes to retrieve your vehicle parked at Port Canaveral, we are working to get the garages open as soon as possible.  Messaging will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.

Be safe

 

 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019 at 10:00AM:

Port Canaveral remains closed under U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Condition ZULU.

If you are a cruise guest who wishes to retrieve your vehicle parked at Port Canaveral, understand that the Port is located on the barrier island where a mandatory evacuation order is in place. The Port will do everything possible to provide access once the evacuation order is lifted. Messaging will be updated on the Port Canaveral website and social media channels.

 
 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Monday Sept. 2, 2019 at 5:00PM:
 

 PORT CANAVERAL REMAINS CLOSED FOR HURRICANE DORIAN

**HOTLINE PHONE NUMBER ‚Äč321-394-3411**
Freddie Patrick and the Rodney Ketcham boat ramps are closed.

The Canaveral Lock, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the lock along with the Port.

Jetty Park Beach and Campground are closed.

Exploration Tower is closed.

All pedestrian and vehicular traffic is restricted.

Please check back as we will update when necessary.

STAY SAFE

 
Port Canaveral UPDATE Monday September 2, 2019 at 8:00AM:
 
Port Canaveral is CLOSED for Hurricane Dorian

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Port Canaveral UPDATE Sunday September 1, 2019 at 8:00PM:
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Port Canaveral UPDATE (Sunday, September 1 at 2:30pm):

Hurricane Watch and Storm Surge Watch has been issued from Deerfield Beach north to Brevard/Volusia County line.  

This watch includes ALL of Port Canaveral.

US Coast Guard has restricted vessel traffic within the Canaveral channel and harbor.  

For the safety and security of all, Port Canaveral boat ramps, Freddie Patrick and Rodney Ketcham ramps, are officially closed.

However, there is no restriction at this time for vehicular and pedestrian traffic at Port Canaveral.  

Restaurants may be open for business to service the community.  However, it is advised you contact the restaurant to check their hours of operation.
 
 
 



Coast Guard sets Port condition Yankee for
Port Canaveral

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U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 08/31/2019 04:55 PM EDT

News Release
 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Jacksonville
Office: 904-714-7606/7607
After Hours: 305-318-1864

 
 
 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 5 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for Port Canaveral terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 24 hours.

These ports and facilities are currently closed to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee remains in effect.

Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 24 hours. Mariners are reminded there are no safe havens in these facilities, and ports are safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. All ocean-going commercial vessels and ocean-going barges greater than 500 gross tons should make plans for departing the port.

Vessels desiring to remain in port must immediately contact the COTP to receive permission and are required to submit a safe mooring plan in writing. Vessels bound for the Port Canaveral unable to depart 24 hours prior to threatening winds making landfall are advised to seek an alternate destination.

Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. Port facilities are advised to review their heavy weather plans and take all necessary precautions to adequately prepare for the expected conditions. Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.

Be advised, about eight hours prior to the predicted arrival of sustained gale force winds (above 39 mph), most bridges will be locked down and will not open until after the severe weather has passed.  It is critical that vessels intending to evacuate the ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina, or Canaveral via the St. Johns River or the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway depart early to avoid being blocked by bridges.

If and when port condition Zulu is set, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected within 12 hours, vessel movement shall be restricted, and all movements must be approved by the COTP.

The Coast Guard is advising the public of these important safety messages:

Stay off the water. The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This means help could be delayed. Boaters should heed weather watches, warnings, and small craft advisories.

Secure belongings. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or to sustaining damage. Trailer-able boats should be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding. Those who are leaving their boats in the water are reminded to remove EPIRBs and to secure life rings, lifejackets, and small boats. These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources be diverted to ensure people are not in distress.

Stay clear of beaches. Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by tropical storms or hurricanes. Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until local lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.

Be prepared. Area residents should be prepared by developing a family plan, creating a disaster supply kit, having a place to go, securing their home and having a plan for pets. Information can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s webpage

Stay informed. The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio, and the Internet. Boaters can monitor its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.

For information on Hurricane Dorian’s progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

 
 
 
 


 

Click here for US Army Corps of Engineers
Notice to Navigation Interests document



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2019 Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season begins June 1st and  lasts through November 30th.  Now is the time for you and your family to review your plans and supplies to ensure you are prepared in the event of a storm.
 
The Brevard County Emergency Operations Center has provided the following resources to help everyone get ready for this hurricane season:


Step 1: Make a Plan (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes)  – Take a moment to think how these events may affect your community and your family.  Important items in your plan should include: taking current pictures of your house, storing important documents together for quick access, building an evacuation kit, knowing your evacuation route and time of departure, having a list of important numbers, and sharing your plans with friends and family.

Step 2: Build a Kit (http://www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/BuildAKit)  – An emergency supply kit is essential to being prepared and is an important item for hurricane season. Do not wait until the last minute to build your kit.

Step 3: Stay Informed (http://www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/StayInformedGathering information and staying informed before, during, and after a heavy weather event is critical. Brevard County has many different methods available for staying informed; however, no one method is fail-safe. For the most up-to-date hurricane information, follow: