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.
917 AM EDT Wed May 16 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
The cold front that moved through the region on Tuesday will be
nearly stationary over the Mid-Atlantic, and several waves of low
pressure will move through the region through the end of the week.
The front lifts north as a warm front on Saturday, and then a
cold front passes through the region on Sunday. Another cold front
could affect the area early in the new 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-
917 AM EDT Wed May 16 2018
REST OF TODAY
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft late this
morning and early afternoon, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Patchy fog late this
morning. Showers late this morning, then showers with a slight
chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this morning.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt late.
Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period
of 6 seconds. Showers early in the evening, then showers likely
in the late evening and overnight. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the
SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Patchy fog early in the
morning. Showers in the morning, then showers with a chance of
tstms in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Showers with a
chance of tstms early in the evening, then showers in the late
evening and overnight. Patchy fog after midnight with vsby 1 to
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the
evening. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the morning. Showers
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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