Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,
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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.
629 AM EDT Mon May 14 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A front to the south of the area will slowly move northward
through the northern Mid-Atlantic today and tonight. The front
will likely dissipate as another cold front approaches the
region on Tuesday. This front will stall just to the south on
Wednesday and remain in close proximity through the weekend.
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-
629 AM EDT Mon May 14 2018
E winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
2 ft or less, then around 3 ft this afternoon. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of showers
with possible tstms and drizzle early this morning. Patchy fog
early this morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft early in the
evening, then 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the late evening
and overnight. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the
SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of showers and
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a
chance of tstms.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening.
E winds around 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely with
a chance of tstms.
SE winds around 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
tstms in the evening. Showers likely.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely,
mainly in the evening.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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