Hurricane Evacuation Notification to Port Tenants

At the annual severe weather planning meeting held on June 29, 2017 at the Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center, a question was raised regarding evacuation requirements for vessels less than 500 gross tons. During the meeting, Capt. Barry Compagnoni, CPA Director, Public Safety and Security/Facility Security Officer stated that prior to the setting of Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE, all vessels – regardless of size or service – must evacuate from, or be removed from, the waters of Port Canaveral. The owner or operator of any vessel requesting to remain in the waters of Port Canaveral must request approval from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the designated representative of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville for safety zone enforcement. Please contact the BCSO Seaport Security Manager, Deputy John Brady, at for more information.

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10th Annual Reverse Trade Show




Introduce your business, face-to-face, at no cost, to local procurement professionals from Brevard County agencies and Port Canaveral at our Reverse Trade Show. Visit participants’ tables to learn about their needs, upcoming projects and bid processes.

The Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center administrative offices will be closed on July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

Offices will re-open on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Hurrican Seasonal Advisory (June 1st – Nov 30th)

The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has issued a Seasonal Alert for Port Canaveral on June 1, 2017.  This alert means it is the start of hurricane season and will remain in effect unless a condition raise has been ordered. Port Canaveral is at full operations and is open to the public.  For this season, ensure your businesses and homes are clear of any debris that may become projectiles in the wind. In addition, be prepared for this season by making a plan, building a disaster kit, and staying informed.

Step 1: Make a Plan (  – Having a plan for what to do in emergency situations is the most important step you and your family can take. Take the time to think how these events may affect your community and in turn, 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 (  – an emergency supply kit is essential to being prepared and is an important item for hurricane season.  Emergency supply kits can be inexpensive and can be a collection of essential household items.  Do not wait until the last minute to build your kit.

Step 3: Stay Informed ( – gathering information and staying informed before, during, and after a heavy weather event is critical. Port Canaveral and Brevard County have many different methods available for staying informed; however, no one method is fail-safe. It is better to follow multiple sources for reliability. Please follow:

As the Canaveral Port Authority continues finalizing port-wide preparations, we thank you--the Port Community--for assisting, preparing, and ensuring Port Canaveral’s continued resiliency.

Temporary Change to Bridge Schedule.

SUMMARY:  The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida.  This deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of the roadways while passengers are transiting to and from Cruise Terminal 10, which is used by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port Canaveral. Since the arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the drawbridge openings.  This deviation allows the bridge to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.  Therefore, the bridge will be allowed to not open to navigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. DATES: This deviation is effective until October 23, 2017.  Submit comments by June 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0161] is available at Type the docket number in the "SEARCH" box and click "SEARCH".  Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT:  If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or e-mail Mr. Michael Lieberum with the Seventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office; telephone 305-415-6744, e-mail

State of Emergency ‚Äč

Due to the recent wildfires, Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency across Florida. At this time, operations at Port Canaveral are normal, but we are continuing to monitor the situation.  We encourage our cruise guests and other visitors to check the Florida Governor's website and Brevard County EOC's Facbook/Twitter for updates.