Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,
Local Time – GMT -4
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May 9, 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 24-18 DIVING OPERATION IN MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE (CHANGE 2)
The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that Commerce Construction will be conducting surveying and diving operations in Marcus Hook Anchorage No. 7 on the Delaware River, beginning on April 30, 2018 through
June 30, 2018.
A safety zone will be in place in all navigable waters within 250 yards of the diving vessels, as well as any associated equipment operating in Marcus Hook Anchorage. The work will be conducted in the southern most portion of the anchorage
on the eastern side, adjacent to the New Jersey Shoreline.
***Due to the location of the survey operations, dive operations and the size of the safety zone, vessels will be restricted from anchoring in the southern portion of Marcus Hook Anchorage from 5:00 am on Thursday, May 10, 2018 until
after sunset on Friday, May 11, 2018.***
Work will be conducted Monday through Saturday beginning approximately 5:00 am through approximately 7:00 pm. Any vessel requesting to enter or transit the safety zone during these hours must contact the crane barge KELLY or towing vessel
JOKER via VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 to make satisfactory passing arrangements. Vessels may also contact Sector Delaware Bay’s command center via VHF-FM channel 16 to request permission to enter.
Vessels must operate at the minimum safe speed necessary to maintain steerage and reduce wake when transiting in the anchorage and main navigational channel in the vicinity of the safety zone.
Questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or expectations of the Captain of the Port can be directed to (215) 271-4807 or (267) 515-7294.
618 AM EDT Fri May 11 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A cold front will move south of the region today before lifting
back northward as a warm front tonight and Saturday. A surface low
will move eastward along the front through the northern Mid-
Atlantic Saturday night and Sunday, allowing the front to sag
slowly southward through early next week.
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-
618 AM EDT Fri May 11 2018
NW winds around 10 kt, becoming NE late this morning,
then becoming SE this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the evening,
then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant
period of 8 seconds.
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight, then becoming NE 10 to
15 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of tstms until early
morning. A chance of showers.
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. A chance of showers.
E winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers in the morning.
SE winds around 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the
evening, then 2 ft or less. A chance of showers after midnight.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft in
the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers. A chance of tstms after midnight.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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