Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,
Local Time – GMT -4
November 18, 2018
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 44-18 Dredge New York Hydraulic Hammer Oerations (Update 1)
Beginning November 8, 2018 and continuing through approximately November 30, 2018 the dredge NEW YORK will be conducting hydraulic hammer operations in and around Marcus Hook Range. Operations will take place 24 hours a day 7 days
An equipment malfunction on board dredge NEW YORK has resulted in the loss of the hydraulic hammer. Dredge NEW YORK is positioned overtop of the hydraulic hammer equipment at approximate position 39°49.3002 N, 75°22.8966 W. A safety
zone has been established for all navigable waters within a 250 yard radius of dredge NEW YORK. Recovery operations are estimated to begin the morning of Monday November 19, 2018. The safety zone will remain in effect until completion of equipment recovery
Vessels wishing to transit in the vicinity of the dredge NEW YORK should contact the dredge or tug INDIAN DAWN at least 1 hour prior to arrival, and again 30 minutes prior to arrival in order to arrange safe passage. The dredge can
be contacted via VHF-FM Channel 88, 13, or 16.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4814/4889 or the Command Center at (215) 271-4807.
623 AM EST Mon Nov 19 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure over the Canadian Maritimes continues to drift
out to sea. Meanwhile, several weak clipper systems will move
across the region through Tuesday. A cold front crosses the area
Wednesday night. Arctic high pressure builds east for
Thanksgiving and moves offshore on Friday. Another storm system
may affect 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-
623 AM EST Mon Nov 19 2018
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Patchy fog
early this morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas
2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft in the late
morning and afternoon. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant
period of 9 seconds.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE
with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas around
3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
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