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.
702 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Weak low pressure over the Delmarva moves off the Mid-Atlantic coast
later this morning. A strong cold front then moves through the
region later this afternoon and this evening. That front becomes
nearly stationary south of the area, and then lifts north as a warm
front later this week and into the weekend. A cold front crosses the
region 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-
702 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 5 ft late this morning
and afternoon. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Patchy fog early this morning. A slight chance of
showers and tstms early this morning. A slight chance of showers
and tstms late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early this morning.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft
late. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Tstms likely in the evening. Showers. Tstms after
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a
dominant period of 6 seconds. Showers. A chance of tstms in the
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Seas around
3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
6 seconds. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers likely in the
morning, then showers likely with a chance of tstms in the
afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers with a
chance of tstms in the evening, then showers after midnight.
Patchy fog after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S after midnight.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers likely in the morning, then showers likely with
a chance of tstms in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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