The US Coast Guard, DOT Harbors and industry crews conducted the assessments, while the teams surveyed channels and evaluated port facilities and aids to navigation for damage. Kauai required no evaluation due to a lack of storm impacts.
USCG also collaborates with the State of Hawaii and port partners to make sure vessels can transit safely, tie up and receive services, offload their cargo and return to the sea.
As the ports open, the US Coast Guard and port partners will prioritize the incoming ships ensuring the most critical supplies reach the residents of Hawaii first.
In addition, USCG works with partners at FEMA, federal, state, territory and local agencies to help in recovery from storm impacts throughout the Pacific, Typhoon Mangkhut in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hurricane Olivia in Hawaii.
In Guam, the US Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia returned after conducting ports assessments and aids to navigation verification in the ports of Tinian and Rota.
The ports re-opened and allowed the flow of relief supplies into affected areas. The US Coast Guard Cutter Kiska also left Apra Harbor with relief supplies heading to Rota.