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
928 AM EDT Fri Jun 8 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A warm front lifts through the region this morning as high
pressure moves offshore. A cold front approaches from the west and
moves through the region tonight before becoming nearly
stationary over the Mid-Atlantic. Several waves of low pressure
will slide along this boundary through the weekend. Meanwhile,
high pressure will build in from the north for the start of the
new week, helping to push that front farther south. Another cold
front looks to affect the area late 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-
928 AM EDT Fri Jun 8 2018
REST OF TODAY
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt
with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft
late. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming
SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 3 ft in the evening,
then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period
of 7 seconds. A chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds. Showers likely with
a chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms.
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in
the afternoon. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
E winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
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