Tropical Storm Nicholas Impact to the Port: Hurricane Readiness Condition 3

Sep 12, 2021


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Due to the active tropical conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Corpus Christi has increased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Hurricane Readiness Level 3 (Increased Readiness), in accordance with its 2021 Hurricane Readiness Plan. The Port Authority continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for the developing Tropical Storm Nicholas in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region.

The Port of Corpus Christi remains 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 USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 66-21 and forthcoming MSIBs.

The USCG Captain of Sector Port Corpus Christi (CoTP) has set Port Condition Whiskey from the Colorado Locks to the U.S. Mexico border, including the Port of Corpus Christi, effective 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Under this condition, owners, operators or agents of all self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons, all barges and their support tugs should review USCG plans to depart or remain in port.

“The Port of Corpus Christi continues to monitor the developing Tropical Storm Nicholas and is now at Port Condition Level Whiskey. The needs of all vessel and port operations currently are being evaluated, and all necessary precautions are underway to secure the Port of Corpus Christi from potential storm impacts,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “As always, the safety of our employees, stakeholders and the community remains our top priority.”

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As a leader in U.S. Crude Oil export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port of Corpus Christi is the largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven-member commission, Port of Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.” 

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Click for pdf of PCCA News Release – Port Condition 3 – Nicholas

MSIB 66-21 TS Nicholas, Port Condition Whiskey