Hawaiian Ports Reopened

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –
The United States Coast Guard and state and county officials reopened all ports and harbors across the state on Sunday that had been previously closed due to a tsunami warning.

The following information is from the U.S. Coast Guard:

Coast Guard and local officials previously ordered the evacuation of able vessels from local harbors Saturday, after a tsunami warning was issued for Hawaii. This evacuation was undertaken in an attempt to ensure public health and safety, protect the environment and preserve harbor infrastructure from inbound tsunami surges.

The Coast Guard Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit organized the safe departure of commercial vessels weighing more than 200 gross tons, that were required by the captain of the port order to travel to a safe distance offshore.

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Article written by Ian Scheuring, courtesy of Hawaii News Now.

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