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Subject:PHILADELPHIA PA PORT INFORMATION** SEE USCG NOTICE
Date:Friday, November 22, 2002
Priority:Normal
Notice:DRAFTS:
DELAWARE RIVER MAIN CHANNEL: 40 00 FT FW
BIGSTONE ANCHORAGE: 55 00 FT SW
MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE: 40 00 FT FW

TIDES:

HIGH 0305/1512
LOW 0955/2240


USCG:
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
Nov. 21, 2002

NOTIFICATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON UPRIVER ANCHORAGES:

DREDGING OPS IN THE MARCUS HOOK SHIP CHANNEL WILL CAUSE TRAFFIC TO BE
DIVERTED THROUGH MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE.

BETWEEN NOVEMBER 23, 2002 AND DECEMBER 6, 2002,VESSELS THAT WISH TO ANCHOR
IN ANCHORAGE 7--MARCUS HOOK,ANCHORAGE 9--MANTUA CREEK AND ANCHORAGE 6
DEEPWATER POINT, MUST RESERVE SPACE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
PERMISSION TO ANCHOR WILL BE GRANTED ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.


ANCHORAGE 7--MARCUS HOOK:
ALL VESSELS MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION TO ANCHOR AT LEAST 24 HRS IN ADVANCE.
VESSELS NOT PERMITED TO OCCUPY THE ANCHORAGE FOR MORE THAN 12 HRS.
ONLY ONE VESSEL AT A TIME PERMITTED AT ANCHORAGE.

ANCHORAGE 9 AND 6:
ALL VESSELS SHALL OBTAIN PERMISSION AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
VSLS 700-750&aps& IN LENGTH SHALL HAVE ONE TUG ALONGSIDE AT ALL TIMES WHILE AT
ANCHORAGE.
VSL GREATER THAN 750 FT SHALL HAVE TWO TUGS ALONGSIDE AT ALL TIMES.

PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Short Term Forecast

Today. Cloudy with a chance of rain or drizzle mainly before noon. Fog
into early afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 mph
becoming southwest early this afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tonight. Cloudy. A chance of rain or snow showers after midnight. Brisk.
Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest 20
to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Saturday. Some early morning clouds otherwise mostly sunny windy and
cooler. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing in
the afternoon to 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night. Clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Sunday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Monday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

Tuesday. Partly cloudy. A chance of flurries at night. Lows in the lower
30s and highs in the lower 40s.

Wednesday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s and highs in the upper 30s.

Thanksgiving. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s and highs in the lower
40s.
Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Nov 22, 8:54 am EST

Fog/Mist

49°F
(9°C) Humidity: 100 %
Wind Speed: E 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.59" (1002.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 49°F (9°C)
Wind Chill: 47°F (8°C)
Visibility: 0.25 mi.

BAY/COASTAL MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
325 AM EST FRI NOV 22 2002

SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE TO 20 NM OFFSHORE AND DELAWARE BAY

ANZ450>455-221600-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
325 AM EST FRI NOV 22 2002


GALE WARNING

TODAY
WINDS NE 15 KT BECOMING W AROUND 10 KT THIS MORNING AND SW
AROUND 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN OR
DRIZZLE.

TONIGHT
WINDS SW 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT BY MIDNIGHT
AND THEN NW 25 TO 35 KT BY MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
WINDS NW 25 TO 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT BY EVENING.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT...THEN SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT BY EVENING.

SAT NIGHT
WINDS W 20 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

SUN
WINDS W 15 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT BY EVENING
THEN BECOMING SW LESS THAN 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT AT NIGHT.

MON
WINDS SW 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NW 15 KT AT NIGHT. SEAS 1 TO
3 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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Notice posted on Friday, November 22, 2002

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.