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Hurricane Contingency Plans

Hurricane and Heavy Weather Contingency Plans

Most US Coast Guard Sectors have promulgated hurricane contingency plans or heavy weather contingency plans, intended to provide guidance to the maritime community with regard to preparing for and minimizing disruption caused by severe weather conditions, taking into account different geographic and operational characteristics in each locale. Below is a link to a document providing access to various such plans that I have been able to locate. Sectors not included on this list may well have issued plans that I have yet to locate and retrieve. Sectors may also have issued updated versions of plans that supersede the ones on this list. Please notify me if you are aware of new or updated plans that should be on this list.

Hurricane and Heavy Weather Contingency Plans provides links to all of the Sector contingency plans located to date.

Sector Baltimore produced an excellent 100-page Heavy Weather Guide providing background information and planning advice. While some of the guidance is specific to Sector Baltimore, most is broader in scope.

The National Hurricane Center website includes the latest hurricane weather forecasts.

FEMA – hurricane preparedness provides general information on preparing for the arrival of a hurricane in your vicinity.

    logo11 Underway on LNG

    In the April 2015 of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Underway on LNG". In the article, I discuss recent developments in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel by US-flag vessels. The offshore supply vessel Harvey Energy is now underway on LNG in the Gulf of Mexico. TOTE is constructing two new LNG-propelled container ships and converting two others to LNG propulsion. Crowley is building two new LNG-propelled ConRo vessels. Various other ships currently under construction will be LNG-ready. Change is no longer over the horizon - it is happening now.