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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, February 08, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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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

January 31, 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.

MSIB 07-18 RETURN TO SEASONAL ICE ALERT

The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay is notifying mariners of the return to Seasonal Ice Alert for navigation on the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, all existing tributaries, and the New Jersey and Delaware Shores and Inner Coastal Waterways.

Mariners observing any ice conditions are asked to report them using the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Ice Reporting Form located on the unit's website at:  http://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-5/District-Units/Sector-Delaware-Bay/

Conditions continue to be favorable for the formation of ice. Mariners are advised to maintain awareness of the following guidelines.

•             When ice is present:

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.

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.

Mariners can also report conditions to the CG Sector Delaware Bay Command Center on VHF Channel 16 or call (215) 271-4807.

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

Local Marine Weather

 

ANZ400-082315-

624 AM EST Thu Feb 8 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure will build across our area today through tonight

then move offshore Friday. Weak low pressure passes across New

York State on Saturday and trails a cold front down into our area.

Another low moves along that front through the northeast on

Sunday. High pressure should follow for early next week.

 ANZ454-455-082315-

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-

624 AM EST Thu Feb 8 2018

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY

 

TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this morning.

Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas

2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

FRI

N winds around 5 kt, becoming E late in the morning, then

becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds.

 

FRI NIGHT

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

from the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds.  Patchy drizzle

after midnight.

 

SAT

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

 

SAT NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with

gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

 

SUN

SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

 

SUN NIGHT

W winds around 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.

Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.

 

MON

N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

MON NIGHT

NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of

rain.

 

Notice posted on Thursday, February 08, 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.