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Press Release | Oct. 23, 2023

Coast Guard sets Port Condition IV for all seaports in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition IV, Monday, for all U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico seaports after Hurricane Tammy passed east of the islands and moved into Atlantic Ocean waters.

During Port Condition IV, the ports are open to incoming and outgoing commercial vessel traffic, and maritime facilities may resume operations.  Following a storm, the Captain of the Port may establish this Port Condition after a storm passes and there is no longer a threat or significant damage to the navigable waterways within the port area.

Port Condition IV is a seasonal alert which remains in effect from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year.  Facility operators are encouraged to review their heavy weather contingency plans and prepare to mitigate, vessel, facility and environmental damage that could come from a passing storm.

Visit the Sector San Juan’s Homeport website for the most up to date information at

For the latest forecast advisories and weather updates for Hurricane Tammy, visit the National Hurricane Center website. For hurricane readiness information, check out the resources available in multiple languages at and FEMA’s website.

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