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
617 AM EDT Mon Jun 11 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Low pressure over the Mid-Atlantic moves out to sea this morning.
Meanwhile, a stationary boundary from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-
Atlantic will remain through at least Tuesday. High pressure over
eastern Canada will build southward into the Northeast U.S. by
tonight, then moves offshore through Tuesday. A cold front will
cross the region on Wednesday, followed by high pressure for
Thursday and Friday. Another area of high pressure may strengthen
over the area next 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-
617 AM EDT Mon Jun 11 2018
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON
NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt this
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from
the E with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A slight chance of
tstms early this morning. Rain until late afternoon, then a
slight chance of rain late.
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period
of 7 seconds.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
NW winds around 5 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
NW winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers and tstms.
E winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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