Crowley’s corporate emergency management team (CEMT) has begun monitoring Tropical Disturbance 26, which formed in the Atlantic.
Tropical Disturbance 26 is located just north of Hispaniola. A recon plane investigated the disturbance earlier this morning. Though the plane has found evidence of 40-45 mph winds yesterday, the circulation center was too ill-defined for an upgrade to a tropical storm. Development chances are at 70 percent. Our forecast takes the system just east of the Bahamas as a strengthening tropical storm then across southern Florida. Once in the Gulf, conditions favor steady strengthening. Although our forecast is indicating a possible landfall near Panama City late Tuesday night and into Wednesday, the storm could make landfall anywhere from the upper Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle.
Vessels that have the potential for delays are the Tucana, Pegasus and K-Breeze.
Crowley will continue to monitor the storms and distribute further weather bulletins as more information becomes available. While we realize the impact of our vessel schedules on customers’ supply chains, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our crews.