Coast Guard reopens Port of Georgetown without restrictions

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CHARLESTON, SC (WBTW) — As of Saturday evening, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) reopened the Port of Georgetown without restrictions.

Due to potential effects from what began as Hurricane Florence (now a tropical depression) throughout the Georgetown area, mariners are urged to transit the waterways with caution.

The Port of Georgetown has been closed since September 13 prior to Hurricane Florence impacting South Carolina.

“The Coast Guard in South Carolina is committed to a swift recovery from the storm with search and rescue operations and safety of life as our ongoing priority,” said Capt. John Reed, Sector Charleston commander. “Our next priority is to resume the flow of maritime commerce stability through the ports of South Carolina.”

Please report any hazards to navigation to the Sector Charleston command center at 843-740-7050 Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard Sector Charleston’s Homeport site.

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