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.
530 AM EST Tue Nov 20 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A weak surface low will move offshore the New England coast this
afternoon. A strong cold front will move through the Mid-Atlantic on
Wednesday, followed by a very cold surface high building into the
Northeast for Thanksgiving and Friday. A couple of surface lows may
affect the region this weekend into early 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-
530 AM EST Tue Nov 20 2018
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NW
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 ft or
less, then 3 to 5 ft late this morning and afternoon. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Isolated
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with
a dominant period of 8 seconds.
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, increasing to
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell
mainly from the NE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt
after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to
4 ft early in the evening. Swell mainly from the NW with a
dominant period of 5 seconds.
N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely.
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