The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Eduardo Pino, reopened at 10 a.m. Tuesday and set Port Condition X-RAY for the ports of San Juan, Ponce, Guayanilla and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
The ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the ports of Vieques, Culebra, Fajardo, and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico remain closed under Port Condition ZULU until further notice.
The ports of Guayama, Arecibo and Salinas, Puerto Rico are restricted to conduct maritime operations under Port Condition YANKEE.
Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams aboard Coast Guard vehicles, response boats and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are aggressively working to reconstitute the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and eastern Puerto to safely reopen the navigable waterways as soon as possible.
Ports returning to Port Condtion X-RAY in Puerto may resume all port and marine operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe work practices. All mariners and facility operators/owners should closely monitor incoming Tropical Storm Fiona since port conditions are subject to change pending changes in the projected track and strength of the weather system