U.S. coast guard assists ships blocked because of the hurricane «Harvey»

© AFP 2017 / Mark RalstonВо hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. 25 August 2017U.S. coast guard assists ships blocked because of the hurricane «Harvey»© AFP 2017 / Mark Ralston

The U.S. coast guard took control of two cruise liner, which may not come into the American ports of the Gulf of Mexico due to hurricane «Harvey», Reuters reported.

According to the Agency, three of the ship with 20 thousand passengers on Board expected of a port call in Galveston. Two of them were sent on Friday in New Orleans, the third remained at the island of Cozumel.

«We are in talks connected with cruise liners and also with the authorities of the city of Galveston and the port of Galveston to learn about the possibility of obtaining permission for input for these ships», — quotes Agency the statement of the representative coastal dining.

It is also reported that on Saturday, coast guard officers managed to save 15 people from ships in distress in the Gulf of Mexico, near port Aransas.

Earlier, the national center of the United States for the prevention of hurricanes (NHC) reported that hurricane «Harvey» weakened to the level of a tropical storm. At the same time, weather forecasters warned of the threat of «extremely serious floods», which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

«Harvey» became the most powerful hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hit by the storm Katrina, which led to the flooding of New Orleans city in Louisiana. According to the latest data, victims of the elements was the same person, more than 10 injured.

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