The Coast Guard established the X-Ray port status today at 4:00 p.m. for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, given the development and trajectory of the tropical wave Invest 98L approaching the Caribbean.
The Coast Guard notifies the maritime community to remain alert to the weather forecasts to Invest 98L wave and take the necessary precautions, since this atmospheric system has the possibility of strengthening and developing into a tropical storm as it approaches the islands.
During the X-Ray port condition, the maritime port facilities Regulated companies must submit a report on their preparedness.
Boaters are reminded that there is no security in these port facilities and that ports are safer when the inventory of vessels is minimal.
All commercial ocean vessels that exceed 500 gross tons should make plans to leave the port to establish and enter into effect the Yankee Port Condition.  The captain of the port of San Juan anticipates establishing the Yankee port condition at 4:00 p.m. Thursday for the seaports of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This itinerary is subject to change based on future weather forecasts
Recreational boat owners are advised to find a safe harbor for their boat. Port maritime facilities are reminded to review and update their response plans and make the necessary preparations to deal with adverse weather conditions. Updates on port conditions that are in effect can be viewed on the Coast Guard's Homeport page.