UPDATE 2 – 08/26/2019 – 1600hrs
Safety is Crowley’s No.1 core value. As such, we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure safety of personnel, including our mariners, vessels and your cargo as we actively watch the developing weather system in the Caribbean – Tropical Storm Dorian. At this time, there are no current delays to cargo sailing or delivery, and our shoreside operations are not being affected. Conditions, however, are favorable for further development and strengthening in the coming hours as the storm moves northward. This will make it likely that cargo arrival in Dominican Republic and Haiti will be delayed from the scheduled Wednesday arrival.
The storm is currently 95 miles to the east-south-east of Barbados. On the current forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight, and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Dorian is expected to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday and approach eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night as a hurricane.
As the storm track is further defined, we will provide appropriate updates on its impact, if any, on your supply chain. We will continue to coordinate with our vessels to keep them clear of the storm, and with our shoreside personnel to make appropriate preparations at our facilities in order to protect people, equipment and cargo.