Hurricane Sandy: How do we ride out the storm?
See also: How Do Large Ships Deal With Massive Hurricanes? at Forbes (via):
When a hurricane approaches port, ship captains must make hard decisions about speed and direction of approaching storms. The worst place for a ship to find itself is in the eye of a major hurricane, but the second worst place is the harbor.
For this reason, the United States Coast Guard recently closed most ports along the hurricane path and ordered all ships to leave port and head east at the best possible speed.