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SubjectDatePriority
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice conditons- return to Seaonal alert01/31/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/31/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/30/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project01/29/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/29/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/26/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/25/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/24/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/23/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/22/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/19/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/18/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/17/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/16/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/15/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/12/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/11/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/10/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/09/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/08/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/08/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/08/2018 Normal
Recall: MSA PHL - Due List 01/08/2018 Normal
MSA PHL - Due List 01/08/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/07/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/05/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/04/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/03/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update01/02/2018 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 01/02/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Ice Conditions Update
Date:Sunday, January 07, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Local TimeGMT-4

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Notifications –  

January 01, 2018

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.

Delaware Main Channel Deepening Anchorage No. 7 (Marcus Hook Anchorage) Update 4

The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners of an update to the current restrictions in Anchorage No. 7, Marcus Hook Anchorage, hereinafter referred to as “the anchorage.”

•             MSIB 37-17 updated the restrictions on the anchorage due to temporary safety zones.

•             MSIB 40-17 further restricted the use of the anchorage due to a temporary safety zone.

•             These safety zones have been established in order to facilitate the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project as well as pipeline removal operations required for the aforementioned project.

This bulletin summarizes the current safety zones which cause restrictions on the anchorage and provides updates on the location of the pipeline and the types of vessels that can use the anchorage (updates in bold).

•             The submerged pipeline within the anchorage has been removed.

•             A safety zone has been established within 250 yards of the towing vessel JOKER and crane barge KELLY. Currently, these vessels are conducting dive operations and pipeline removal operations within the southern portion of the anchorage. These operations, and the established safety zone, result in restrictions on the use of the southern portion of the anchorage as the safety zone encompasses this portion of the anchorage in its entirety. Please see page two of MSIB 40-17 for a chartlet showing working areas.

•             The northern portion of the anchorage may now be used by two vessels greater than 650 feet overall length, for a period of less than 12 hours, that obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay at least 24 hours in advance at (215) 271-4807. Permission will be granted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Mariners are encouraged to check for updates to this bulletin on the Sector Delaware Bay Homeport website at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/delaware-bay prior to calling with a reservation request.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management Staff at (215) 271-4889/4814 or the Command Center at (215) 271-4807.

ICE Conditions

 

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.

Seasonal Ice Procedure Status Update (Change 2)

 

In accordance with 33 CFR 160.111 (c) the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that there have been reports of ice formation that may impact navigation throughout the COTP zone. All masters, ship agents, owners, and operators of all vessels, marine facilities, and marinas should review and adhere to the following Ice Procedures for the Delaware River and its tributaries, the Delaware Bay, and NJ and DE coasts:

***Vessels which do not meet the requirements for specific areas as listed below may request a waiver from the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay. Those vessels should submit a request via email to secdelbaycc@uscg.mil detailing their need for a waiver and their intentions for transit. Waiver requests will be granted on a case by case basis.***

•             Deep draft vessels may only transit upriver of the Delair Railroad Bridge during daylight hours.

•             Only vessels with a shaft horsepower rating greater than 1,500 may operate upriver of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

•             Only steel hull vessels may operate in the Delaware River upriver of the Commodore Barry Bridge.

•             Only steel hull vessels may operate within the Intracoastal Waterway of Delaware and New Jersey coasts within the Sector Delaware Bay Captain of the Port Zone. Inlets remain unrestricted.

•             Only steel hull vessels may operate in the Schuykill River.

•             Only steel hull vessels may operate in the Salem River.

•             Only steel hull vessels may operate in the Christina River.

•             The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has imposed a steel hull restriction on the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal.

•             Vessels should be able to maneuver unassisted without needing to stop, back off, and ram the ice.

•             Vessel moorings should be checked frequently to ensure the vessel is adequately moored.

•             Vessels at anchor should maintain their engines on standby at all times when ice is present.

•             Vessels at anchor should ensure that proper bridge watches are stood at all times.

•             Vessel sea chests should be checked regularly for ice buildup and precautions should be taken to ensure that the sea chests are kept clear.

The COTP may set ice conditions for any safety zone described in title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 165.550, or a portion thereof, requiring vessels to meet the restrictions. Vessels must have the proper hull type and an adequate propulsion system meeting the minimum horsepower requirements imposed.

Please refer to our internet website for current ice condition information by visit https://homeport.uscg.mil/ and choosing Delaware Bay from the Port Directory drop down. Ice condition updates will be located in the Safety Notifications section under Safety Alerts. Ice condition information can also be obtained by calling the Sector Delaware Bay Ice Line at (215) 271-4995.

 

 

Local Marine Weather

 

ANZ400-072315-

645 AM EST Sun Jan 7 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Arctic high pressure centered over the Mid-Atlantic region today

will move offshore tonight. Low pressure will track eastward across

eastern Canada early in the week. A cold front accompanying this

system will move through the region Monday night into Tuesday

morning. Another area of high pressure will build in from the west

Tuesday afternoon and night before progressing off the eastern

seaboard on Wednesday. A cold front will slowly approach from the

west late in the week into early next weekend.

 ANZ454-455-072315-

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-

645 AM EST Sun Jan 7 2018

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING

FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS

MORNING

 

TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing

to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late this morning, then

becoming W 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft early this

morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the NE with a

dominant period of 5 seconds.  Freezing spray this morning.

 

TONIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the late

evening and overnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after

midnight. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

8 seconds.  A chance of light freezing spray after midnight.

 

MON

SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt, increasing to

30 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SW with a

dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

MON NIGHT

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after

midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from

the S with a dominant period of 6 seconds.  A chance of rain in

the evening.

 

TUE

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around

3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.

 

TUE NIGHT

N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

WED

E winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less.

 

WED NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

THU

S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the

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

 

THU NIGHT

S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of

rain in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.

Notice posted on Sunday, January 07, 2018

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.