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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -
Date:Saturday, May 12, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Local Time – GMT -4              

News - NIL

Notifications –  

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 3)

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.

***Beginning at 5:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2018 through sunset on Friday, May 18, 2018, diving and pipeline removal operations will be conducted on the green side of the channel at approximately 39° 48.162” N, 075° 25.391” W. Work will be conducted daily from approximately 5:00 am through 7:00 pm. Please see attached chartlet for approximate location.***

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.

Marine weather

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621 AM EDT Sat May 12 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 A warm front extended from the Ohio River Valley to Virginia early

this morning. The boundary will lift slowly northeastward today. Low

pressure is forecast to ride along the front and it should pass

across Maryland, Delaware and southern New Jersey from late this

afternoon into this evening. The low is expected to move off the

coast tonight and it should pull the front back to our south for

Sunday. The boundary is anticipated to return northward and it is

expected to settle in our region during the early and middle parts

of the new week. A cold front is forecast to drop down from the

north late in the week it should stall across our region into next

weekend.

 

ANZ454-455-122215-

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-

621 AM EDT Sat May 12 2018

 

TODAY

S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period

of 8 seconds.  A chance of showers and tstms early this morning.

A slight chance of showers and tstms late.

 

TONIGHT

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

with gusts up to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas

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

7 seconds.  Showers and tstms in the evening. A chance of showers

after midnight.

 

SUN

E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period

of 7 seconds.  A chance of showers.

 

SUN NIGHT

E winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in

the late evening and overnight. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly

from the E with a dominant period of 6 seconds.  A chance of

showers.

 

MON

E winds around 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers

in the morning.

 

MON NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of

showers and tstms.

 

TUE

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

and tstms.

 

TUE NIGHT

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

showers and tstms.

 

WED

S winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers

and tstms.

 

WED NIGHT

S winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of

showers and tstms.

 Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

 

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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.