Crowley’s Corporate Emergency Management team continues monitoring Hurricane Irma, which remains a major Category 5 hurricane threatening the Caribbean Basin. Based on current forecasts, the hurricane is expected to impact the U.S. Gulf and the southeast Atlantic coasts.
Safety is Crowley’s No. 1 core value, and as such we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure the safety of personnel, including our mariners, all of our vessels and your cargo. We are coordinating with our vessels to review their routes and plans to keep them well clear of the storm. Our Crowley team also is making appropriate preparations at shore-side facilities to protect the safety of personnel, equipment and cargo.
At this time, we expect disruptions with many of our services, including those involving the Leeward Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Central America.
Our St. Thomas, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic offices are now closed and will remain closed tomorrow.
Port Everglades, FL, remains open but Condition Whiskey will be set at 0800 EST tomorrow Wednesday, September 6. Condition Whiskey indicates that gale force winds are expected in the next 72 hours. We will continue to update you as the U.S. Coast Guard changes port conditions.
As the trajectory of the storm continues to develop, we will update you with further information. For the latest information on our sailing schedule, please visit Crowley.com.
If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative or the Customer Service Department at 1-800-276-9539.