Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019
Carnival Cruise’s fleet operation centre is monitoring Storm Nestor which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The ships based out of Port of New Orleans, Port of Galveston, Port of Tampa and Port of Mobile has kept a close watch on the storm’s movement. At present, the Cruise line has not made any changes in its itinerary.
The cruise line has issued a statement that it is scrutinizing Storm Nestor’s movement as it is concerned about the safety of its passengers. The cruise line’s fleet operating centre, which has been monitoring the storm’s movement, is based in Miami.
As per the latest report of the National Hurricane Centre, tropical storm winds are expected to continue in the northern Gulf Coast tonight as well. The Storm Nestor has a maximum sustained wind speed of 60 mph and is located 240 km southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm is moving northeast at 22mph speed towards the Florida panhandle where it is supposed to reach by Saturday.
High ocean swells are expected to form due to the storm. Thus cruise ships are supposed to experience rough weather conditions. Heavy rainfall and flooding might happen when storm affects the Gulf coast.
Carnival Cruise line has recently released safety videos across the fleet, which aims to improve the knowledge of safety protocols of passengers.
The tropical storm warning has been issued for Navarre to Yankeetown in the Florida Panhandle and storm surge warning has been issued for Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach in Florida.
As per the Forecasters, Nestor will head inland over the Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning and is supposed to weaken as it moves across parts of the US Southeast over the weekend. It is expected to reach North Carolina coast into the Atlantic by Sunday.