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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,

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Notifications –  

August 22, 2017

TO:         Maritime Operations Committee

Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following MSIB from the United States Coast Guard for your information:

MSIB 18-17 Safety Zones for Dredging in Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage, Bellevue Range, Chester Range, and Eddystone Range

The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that the Coast Guard is establishing two safety zones to facilitate the deepening of the main navigational channel in the Delaware River on or about August 30, 2017 through March 15, 2018. During this time, the dredges ESSEX and CHARLESTON will be dredging in Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage, Bellevue Range, Chester Range, and Eddystone Range.

Safety zone one includes all the waters within a 250 yard radius of the dredge ESSEX and CHARLESTON, including all related dredge equipment. Vessels are advised to ensure safe passage by contacting the dredge ESSEX and CHARLESTON, on VHF channel 13 or 16, 1 hour, as well as 30 minutes, prior to arrival. At least one side of the main navigational channel will be kept clear for safe passage of vessels in the vicinity of the safety zones.  At no time will the main navigational channel be closed to vessel traffic. Vessels should approach meetings in these areas, where one side of the main navigational channel is open, and proceed per this MSIB and the Rules of the Road (33 C.F.R. Subchapter E). This safety zone will be in place for the duration of the dredging project.

Safety zone two includes all the waters of Marcus Hook Anchorage No. 7 found in 33 CFR 110.157 (a) (8). Safety zone two will be in place only during the time the dredge ESSEX and/or CHARLESTON is conducting dredging operations in Marcus Hook Anchorage. Vessels desiring to anchor within Marcus Hook Anchorage during the enforcement of safety zone two must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port at least 24 hours in advance, at (215) 271-4807.  The COTP will permit two vessels at a time in Marcus Hook Anchorage on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Normally, this is a 48 hour anchorage; however, vessels will not be permitted to occupy the anchorage beyond 12 hours during this time.  Vessels that require an examination by the Public Health Service, Customs, or Immigration authorities will be directed to an anchorage for the required inspection by the COTP.  Vessels are encouraged to use Mantua Creek Anchorage (anchorage #9), Naval Base, Philadelphia Anchorage (anchorage #10), and Deepwater Point Anchorage (anchorage #6) as alternatives.

All mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, booster, floating pipe, pontoon pipes and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires about the dredge. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that the dredge and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment. Buoys are attached to the anchors so that the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel.

Owners and lessees of fishnets, crabpots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must remove these from the area where tugs, tenderboats and other attendant equipment will be navigating. Since the project will be conducted twenty -four (24) hours per day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to the commencement of the work.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4889 or the Command Center at (215) 271-4807.

Local Marine Weather

ANZ400-160215-

914 AM EST Wed Nov 15 2017

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure over our area weakens and retreats toward the Canadian

Maritimes later today and tonight. A strong cold front moves across

our waters during Thursday, then high pressure builds in during

Friday. A warm front lifts to our north Saturday, followed by a

cold front Saturday night. High pressure then builds to our south

Monday into Tuesday.

 ANZ454-455-160215-

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-

Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-

914 AM EST Wed Nov 15 2017

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE

THURSDAY NIGHT

REST OF TODAY

NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt

this afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in E

swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

TONIGHT

E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming

SE 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to

5 ft. Mainly in E swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.  A

chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 NM or less late.

THU

W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NW

20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in E

swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.  A chance of showers

early in the morning.

THU NIGHT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas

3 to 5 ft. Mainly in NW swell with a dominant period of

7 seconds.

FRI

NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing

to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to

5 ft.

FRI NIGHT

NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight.

Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.

SAT

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

SAT NIGHT

SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers

likely.

SUN

NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

SUN NIGHT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Best Regards,

 

Norman J Theckston - Operations Manager

Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

1950 Old Cuthbert Rd., Suite “L”

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Tel: 856-456-6848 Fax: 856-456-6869 Mbl: 609-374-4163

ntheckston@moranshipping.com  www.moranshipping.com

 

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Notice posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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.