Port Everglades extends slip for larger cruise ships
Larger cruise ships as long as 1,100 feet can now dock at Port Everglades' Cruise Terminal 4 without extending into the Intracoastal Waterway. The $18m Slip 2 construction project, adjacent to the recently renovated terminal, lengthened the slip by 225 feet from the original 900 feet. The total 1,125-foot slip length meets the needs of most modern cruise vessels such as Holland America's Line's Pinnacle-class ships, introduced at the port during the 2017 cruise season with Koningsdam's US debut, or Princess Cruises' Royal-class ships, which also sail from Everglades. Carnival Cruise Line is currently the primary user of the newly extended berth.
Return to normal port conditions after Hurricane Irma at Port Everglades
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Port Everglades, United States The Captain of the Port (COTP) has determined that Port Everglades is safe for marine traffic and is downgrading their Port Conditions and returning to seasonal watch preparedness … …This applies to Port Everglades only. All other ports will maintain Port Condition Zulu until modified by the Captain of the Port via subsequent MSIBs… (For information about operations in the United States contact GAC USA at firstname.lastname@example.org) Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Miami, Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 17-019, Hurricane Irma, issued at 8pm on September 12, 2017
Florida Braces for Another Fuel Supply Hit as Hurricane Irma Approaches
(Reuters) – Fuel distributors and traders in Florida braced for a second supply shock as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the state on the heels of disruptions from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Irma, described by forecasters as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane is forecast to reach southern Florida on Saturday, prompting Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency. Florida does not have any refineries and its more than 20 million residents rely on refined products delivered by tanker and barge at its ports. While locals stocked up on bottled water and plywood, fuel distributors scrambled to fill up on gasoline and diesel supplies before rough seas force port closures. “We are also working with Homeland (Security) to get ships in before the hurricane,” said Ned Bowman, executive director at the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, which represents 98 percent of fuel sold in Florida. http://gcaptain.com/florida-braces-for-another-fuel-supply-hit-as-hurricane-irma-approaches/Upload News