Port of Corpus Christi increases its port readiness status to Hurricane Condition 4
The Port of Corpus Christi continues to closely monitor possible impact scenarios for the developing tropical system, projected to head northwestward from the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, the Port of Corpus Christi has increased its port readiness status to Hurricane Condition 4 (Tropical Hazards expected within 72 hours), in accordance with its 2018 Hurricane Readiness Plan.
As part of Hurricane Condition 4, the Port of Corpus Christi is fully engaged in general readiness activities in coordination with surrounding communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies. All Port of Corpus Christi users shall immediately adhere to the requirements and recommendations set forth in the most recently issued United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 28-18), which advised all vessels and facilities to begin planning to take preventive measures in advance of the storm.
“The Port Incident Management Team is considering every potential scenario and exercising an abundance of caution. The safety of all Port of Corpus Christi personnel, stakeholders and community is top of mind during the preparedness operations of any level of Hurricane Preparedness Conditions,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Corpus Christi.
About Port Corpus Christi
As the leading U.S. crude oil export port and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port Corpus Christi is the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, 47-foot-deep (MLLW) channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce.