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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, November 27, 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.

FURTHER:  USCG is limiting Marcus Hook anchorage to only 1 vessel at a time for 12 hours only – Only vessels of 700 ft or less are permitted at anchorage

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.

FURTHER:  USCG is limiting Marcus Hook anchorage to only 1 vessel at a time for 12 hours only – Only vessels of 700 ft or less are permitted at anchorage

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

ANZ400-272315-

652 AM EST Mon Nov 27 2017

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 A weak cold front is expected to move through late today. High

pressure then builds over our region late tonight, shifting offshore

tomorrow. Another cold front is expected Wednesday. High pressure

will follow Wednesday night into Thursday. A low pressure system and

its associated cold front are expected to move through our region

Friday. High pressure should be heading toward the mid Atlantic

states this weekend.

 ANZ454-455-272315-

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-

652 AM EST Mon Nov 27 2017

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING

TODAY

W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NW

10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late this morning and

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant

period of 8 seconds.

TONIGHT

NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight, then

becoming NE late. Seas around 3 ft early in the evening, then

2 ft or less. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of

9 seconds.

TUE

S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or

less. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 10 seconds.

TUE NIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

2 ft or less. Mainly in SW swell with a dominant period of

7 seconds.

WED

W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NW in

the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.

WED NIGHT

N winds around 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight.

Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

THU

E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less.

THU NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas

2 ft or less. A chance of showers.

FRI

W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

FRI NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 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 Monday, November 27, 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.