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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Officials at the main cruise-ship port in the Miami area were given the green light from the Coast Guard to allow ships to return after being stranded during Irma.

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Port Everglades spokeswoman Alinda Montfort said the 3,000 passengers on Carnival Cruises’ Carnival Conquest were the first to arrive Tuesday. Six-thousand passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas were next in line, followed by 3,000 passengers on Carnival Cruises’ Carnival Splendor.

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Port Everglades is located in Broward County near Fort Lauderdale.

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