Some Port of Galveston cruise and cargo operations resumed on July 10, according to a news release from port officials.

What else?

While Hurricane Beryl, which packed 80 mph winds, caused widespread damage in the Greater Houston-Galveston region and left much of the area without power, the Port of Galveston experienced relatively minor damages and power outages, according to a July 10 news release.

Harbor depths are restricted to a maximum vessel draft of 30 feet, and the port is conducting daylight transits only, the port’s communications team said. The port harbormaster team is ready to begin scheduling vessels.

Power in the areas surrounding the port is still out as of July 10, but port staff is working with the city of Houston to have it restored, the port’s communications team said.

Cruise terminals are operating on backup power generators, the team said.

What they’re saying

On July 9, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailed from Galveston, marking the first departure from the port since Hurricane Beryl.

“It shows how strong and resilient our port is that a day after the Category 1 hurricane buffeted the region, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailed from Galveston,” said Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port director and CEO.

One more thing

Port administrative offices are closed July 10 due to power outage, the communications team said.