We're Helping the Bahamas; Let Us Do Our Jobs

Rear Adm. Eric Jones, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, 7th District command master chief, Capt. James Passarelli, 7th District chief of staff, along with crew from the Sectors Miami and Key West Fast Resposne Cutters take a moment to render honors during morning colors Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 prior to the cutters departing Sector Miami to bring supplies to Hurricane Dorian effected areas in the Bahamas. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally)

The Coast Guard has issued this advisory:

For their safety, the Coast Guard advises mariners to not attempt voyages into the Northern Bahamas until further notice due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

The Government of the Bahamas is currently assessing its northern ports and harbors to determine if they are safe to enter. There is high risk of debris in the water, sunken vessels, and destroyed or missing aids to navigation and pier facilities.

There is also risk of chemical spills and changes to the topography/hydrology in ports and marinas from the prolonged winds and storm surge of the Category 5 hurricane.

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