News ID: 73011 |
Publish Date: 14:23 - 14 March 2017

Port of Virginia Closed

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) closed the Port of Virginia Monday night in anticipation of high winds.

Port of Virginia Closed
 According to MANA, “All vessels will be prohibited from entering or departing Chesapeake Bay.  
Due to the anticipated conditions, the USCG said it may be difficult for its units to get underway to assist distressed mariners.
“There is a real danger to all vessels on the water,” Capt. Rick Wester, captain of the port, pointed out.
“The combination of very strong winds, cold temperatures, rough seas and poor visibility all make for very hazardous conditions, and I strongly recommend that mariners stay in port,” Wester added.
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