Saturday, May 12, 2007

Subtropical Storm Andrea

Subtropical Storm Andrea continues to create havoc to shipping along the East Coast. Its present location places its center about 170 miles East of Daytona Beach, Florida. The system is re-organizing and could reform into a Tropical Storm. Buoy Station 41010 - Canaveral East -120NM East of Cape Canaveral is reporting wave height's of 4.5 feet with Wind Speeds of 15.5ktswith Wind Gusts of 19.4kts.

The US Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that the Hapag-Lloyd Paris Express lost 21 containers overboard in the storm while on a voyage from Savannah to Norfolk. None of the cargo is listed as hazardous, although some Styrofoam packing material has washed ashore. The responsible party has engaged a contractor to remove the debris.

The United States Coast Guard continues its search for the sailboat
Flying Colours. The cutter "Tampa" along with a C-130 search aircraft, and J-Hawk helicopters have combined to search more than 10,000 square miles near where the boat's beacon was heard last Monday.