Crowley’s Corporate Emergency Management team is monitoring Hurricane Michael, which is currently 130 miles NE of Cozumel, MX heading north-northwest at 12 mph. According to the latest weather advisory by StormGeo, the storm is forecast to make landfall near Panama City, Fla. early Wednesday afternoon with winds approximately 115 mph.
Safety is Crowley’s No.1 core value, and as such we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure safety of personnel, including our mariners, vessels and your cargo. We are coordinating with our vessels to keep them clear of the storm and are making appropriate preparations at shore-side facilities to protect people, equipment and cargo.
Gulfport is currently open to all inbound vessel traffic and is under condition X-Ray, which means that gale force winds are predicted to arrive within 48 hours and ports.
We expect the U.S. Coast Guard to set a modified condition Yankee by later this evening which means that gale force winds are predicted within 24 hours. Due to this, operations will continue as safety permits, however our M/V Pegasus J, Voyage CGF8040N, CGF8041S, is anticipated to be delayed arriving in Gulfport, MS., on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Port of Jacksonville is currently in Condition Whiskey which means gale force winds are predicted to arrive within 72 hours.
The port is currently open to all vessel traffic.
Port Everglades Port is currently open and not impacted, however, the M/V Pavo J, voyage NZV8119S has been delayed departing Mariel, Cuba because of deteriorating weather conditions. The vessel will be by 24 hours to its additional port calls in the northern zone of Central America.
We will continue to update you as our operations are affected. For the latest information on our sailing schedule, please visit www.crowley.com.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care Department at 1-800-Crowley (1-800-276- 9539).