Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,
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CBP requirement for vessels lightering to extinction at Bigstone anchorage below
As you might be aware, due to the construction at Fort Mifflin, a number of vessels will be lightering to extinction in the Sector Delaware Bay Captain of the Port zone without going to berth. CBP has provided agents and vessels options
immigration requirements. If one of your vessels encounters this situation and chooses to disembark the crewmembers from the vessel to complete their clearance checks with CBP, the USCG requests the vessel submit a plan to our office containing the following
1. A list of crew members and positions for those that will be absent from the vessel at the same time.
2. The estimated length of time the crewmembers will be ashore.
3. Will the vessel be conducting cargo or lightering operations in conjunction with sending crewmembers ashore?
4. A statement from the Master stating the vessel's plan is in accordance with the vessel's company policies, the Safety Management System, Work/Rest Hour Requirements, 33 CFR 164.19 Requirements for Vessels at Anchor, and STCW including,
but not limited to, STCW A-VIII/2, Part 4, paragraph 51 and STCW-A VIII/5.
Please submit all plans to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review the plans as quickly as possible, however, please note that this could take some time so please submit them as soon as possible. Once the plan has been reviewed, a member of my staff will email you back
with our response.
Maintaining the safety of the crew, the safety of the vessel and the safety of the port is the USCG's top priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Port State Control Branch at (215) 271-4887
during normal business hours or the Command Center at (215) 271-4807. Please feel free to contact me with any questions as well.
LCDR Jennifer Doherty
Chief, Inspections Division
Sector Delaware Bay
1 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Office: (215) 271 4852
CBPO George Amadio
Port of Philadelphia
8506 Essington Ave, BLDG C2
Second Floor, Suite 17
Essington, PA 19153
December 10, 2018
SEASONAL ICE ALERT
The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay has set a Seasonal Ice Alert for navigation on the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Canal, Delaware Canal, all existing tributaries, and the New Jersey and Delaware Shores. Mariners observing
any ice conditions are asked to report them using the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Ice Reporting Form located on the unit’s website. The address is:
Mariners can also report conditions to the CG Sector Delaware Bay Command Center on VHF Channel 16 or call (215) 271-4807.
If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4889.
February 15, 2019
Maritime Operations Committee
Maritime Exchange Navigation Group
The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following MSIB from the U.S. Coast Guard for your information.
MSIB 01-19 (Update 2) PHILADELPHIA TO SEA DREDGING MAINTENANCE PROJECT (UPDATE
**UPDATED INFORMATION IN BOLD**
The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that the Philadelphia to Sea Dredging Maintenance Project has completed dredging operations in the Marcus Hook Range. Dredging operations have commenced within the southern
portion of Anchorage No. 7 and will continue through May 31, 2019. Traffic patterns within Marcus Hook Range have returned to normal, however, the below safety zones remain in effect.
Safety zone one includes all the waters within a 250 yard radius of the dredge ESSEX and all associated dredge equipment operating in or around Marcus Hook Range, New Castle Range and Deepwater Point Range. Vessels are advised to ensure
safe passage by contacting the dredge ESSEX 1 hour prior to arrival. This safety zone will be in place for the duration of the dredging project. Safety zone two includes all the waters of Marcus Hook Anchorage No. 7 found in 33 CFR 110.157 (a) (8).
Safety zone two will be in place only during the time the dredge ESSEX is conducting dredging operations in Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage No. 7, near Marcus Hook Range. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is
prohibited unless vessels obtain permission from the COTP or make satisfactory passing arrangements with the dredge ESSEX per this rule and the Rules of the Road (33 C.F.R. Subchapter E).
Vessels desiring to anchor within Marcus Hook anchorage must obtain permission from the COTP at least 24 hours in advance, at (215) 271-4807.
The COTP will permit two vessels at a time in Marcus Hook anchorage on a "first-come, first-served" basis. While the dredge ESSEX is working in the southernmost portion of Marcus Hook anchorage,
only the northernmost portion of the anchorage may be utilized. The maritime public will be notified of any changes to vessel traffic patterns or availability of Marcus Hook Anchorage No. 7 via subsequent updates to this MSIB and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
Normally, this is a 48 hour anchorage; however, vessels will not be permitted to occupy the anchorage beyond 12 hours during this time. Vessels that require an examination by the Public Health Service, Customs or Immigration authorities will be directed to
an anchorage for the required inspection by the COTP. Vessels are encouraged to use Mantua Creek Anchorage (anchorage #9), Naval Base, Philadelphia Anchorage (anchorage #10), and Deepwater Point Anchorage (anchorage #6) as alternatives.
632 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Low pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will lift toward the Gulf of
Maine this morning before finally departing late in the day.
High pressure builds in from the north and west to close out the
work week, then moves offshore on Saturday. Low pressure lifts
through the region over the weekend, followed by high pressure
for the start of next workweek.
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-
632 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6
ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
A slight chance of showers with patchy drizzle early this morning.
Patchy fog early this morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft early in the
morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the S with a
dominant period of 7 seconds.
N winds around 5 kt early in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt, then becoming E around 5 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the S with a
dominant period of 7 seconds.
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of rain in
the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S after midnight.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Rain likely, mainly in the morning.
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 40 kt, decreasing
to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
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