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MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)02/28/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)02/27/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)02/26/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)02/25/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)02/24/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/22/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/21/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/20/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/19/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/15/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/14/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/13/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/12/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update CBP requirement for vessels lightering to extinction at Bigstone anchorage 02/11/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/11/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/08/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/07/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/06/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/05/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/04/2019 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/01/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update -- USCG notification Port Condition Whiskey (modified)
Date:Monday, February 25, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,

Local Time – GMT -5              

News – –

February 24, 2019

TO:        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 05-19 NOTICE OF PORT CONDITION WHISKEY (MODIFIED)

The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, has set a modified Port Condition WHISKEY due to the forecast of high winds in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area in the beginning on the afternoon of Sunday, February 24, 2019 and continuing through Monday February 25, 2019.  A thorough explanation of port conditions can be found under the local contingency plans tab on homeport at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/delaware-bay .

The COTP has determined the region will likely experience gale force winds, increased seas, surf, coastal flooding, tidal surge and extremely low tides. Members of the port community should take adequate precautions and review the Severe Weather Contingency Plan. In preparation for high winds, the following provisions of Port Condition WHISKEY are implemented:

•            Vessels must have effective mooring and anchorage arrangements for anticipated high wind; vessel agents are asked to notify vessel masters of this requirement.

•            Facilities must minimize debris that could become missile hazards.

•            Lightering, bunkering, and cargo operations must cease when sustained winds exceed 40 mph.

•            Vessels and facilities shall conduct a self-assessment for high winds and report any potential hazards or concerns to the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center at (215) 271-4807.

In the event that the COTP imposes further restrictions, they will be broadcasted on VHF-FM Channel 16. Additionally, all notifications will be forwarded to the Maritime Exchange and will be available as requested.  The U.S. Coast Guard will provide the earliest possible advance notification before changing the port condition.  Please refer to Homeport for additional information.

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.

 

 

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 information:

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 d05-smb-secdelbay-portstate@uscg.mil. 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.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Jen

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

Vessel Central

8506 Essington Ave, BLDG C2

Second Floor, Suite 17

Essington, PA 19153

215-596-1975

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:

https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-5/District-Units/Sector-Delaware-Bay/

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

TO:

Maritime Operations Committee
Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following MSIB from the U.S. Coast Guarton Whd for your information. 

MSIB 01-19 (Update 2) PHILADELPHIA TO SEA DREDGING MAINTENANCE PROJECT (UPDATE 2)

**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.

Marine Weather

ANZ400-252300-

612 AM EST Mon Feb 25 2019

 

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 An expansive area of strong low pressure will continue moving off

to our north and east. High pressure will build through late

Tuesday in the wake of this storm system yielding fair weather for

the beginning of the week. A weak low pressure system will affect

the region Wednesday and Wednesday night, then high pressure

returns briefly on Thursday. More unsettled weather is expected

Friday and into the weekend with another system potentially

developing and passing south or west of the region.

 

ANZ454-455-252300-

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-

612 AM EST Mon Feb 25 2019

 STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING

LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TO 11 PM EST THIS

EVENING

 

TODAY

W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 6 to

9 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, becoming

NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell

mainly from the S with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

 

TUE

NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the

late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in

the morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the N with a

dominant period of 7 seconds.

 

TUE NIGHT

N winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell

mainly from the N with a dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

WED

NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less.

 

WED NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas

3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening.

 

THU

N winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

THU NIGHT

NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

 

FRI

E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.

 

FRI NIGHT

E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.

 

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Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.