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Subject:PHILADELPHIA PA PORT INFORMATION** SEE USCG NOTICE
Date:Tuesday, November 26, 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 0559/1811
LOW 0100/1302

USCG:**
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
Nov. 21, 2002


USCG: DREDGING IN MARCUS HOOK CHANNEL.

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):


Special Weather Statement


Today. Morning sunshine. Then increasing clouds this afternoon. Highs in
the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph
this afternoon.

Tonight. Cloudy. Snow or rain developing by midnight. An inch or two of
snow is possible by morning. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10
mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday. Snow or rain tapering off in the morning. Then partial clearing
in the afternoon. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Highs
in the upper 30s. North winds 10 mph becoming northwest and increasing to
10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday night. Mostly clear and cold. Lows in the mid 20s.

Thanksgiving. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

Thursday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Friday. Increasing clouds. Chance of snow or rain showers in the afternoon
and evening. Highs in the lower 40s.

Saturday. Chance of snow or rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in
the lower 40s.

Sunday. Chance of snow or rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in
the mid 40s.

Monday. Partly cloudy. Lows near 30. Highs in the mid 40s.


Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Nov 26, 9:54 am EST

Partly Cloudy

44°F
(7°C) Humidity: 49 %
Wind Speed: N 13 MPH
Barometer: 30.32" (1026.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 26°F (-3°C)
Wind Chill: 38°F (3°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

BAY/COASTAL MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
900 AM EST TUE NOV 26 2002

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

ANZ450>455-262200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
900 AM EST TUE NOV 26 2002


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXPECTED BY WED AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AROUND MIDDAY. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING E BY MIDNIGHT...THEN
SHIFTING BACK TO NE TOWARD DAYBREAK. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN DEVELOPING
AFTER MIDNIGHT REDUCING VSBY TO 2 NM OR LESS.

WED
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT BY MIDDAY AND NW
25 TO 30 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY MID OR LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT. RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW NORTH OF
LITTLE EGG INLET NJ...TAPERING OFF TO FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON.
VSBY 2 NM OR LESS IN PRECIPITATION IN THE MORNING.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE EARLY.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING W LATE IN THE DAY OR AT NIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

FRI
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...THEN SHIFTING BACK TO THE W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SAT
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING NW LATE IN THE DAY OR AT NIGHT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS.


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Notice posted on Tuesday, November 26, 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.