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.
Vessels are presently permitted 24 hours stay at Marcus Hook anchorage
609 AM EDT Thu Jun 7 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure will build offshore later today and remain offshore
of the northeast tonight. A cold front will sink into the area
from the north on Friday and will stall near the area through
Saturday morning. An area of low pressure will develop along this
front to our west and move toward our area on Saturday into
Saturday night and help push the front south of the area. High
pressure will build across the northeast Sunday night into Monday,
then shift offshore Monday night into Tuesday. A cold front is
forecast to move across the area round the middle of 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-
609 AM EDT Thu Jun 7 2018
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 20 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the E with
a dominant period of 7 seconds.
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming
SW 5 to 10 kt late. Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or
less. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
6 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Showers likely with
a chance of tstms.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E after midnight. Seas
2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. A chance of tstms
in the evening. Showers likely.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to around 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas around 3 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers
in the morning.
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the evening,
then 2 ft or less.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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