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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2019
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
River Transit advisories - Feb 2019.pdf    
Notice:

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

Local Time – GMT -4              

News – –

Attached please note attached  Amended River Transit Advisories received from Delaware River Pilots office

February 24, 2019

TO:        Maritime Operations Committee

Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

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.

March 15, 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.

PHILADELPHIA TO SEA DREDGING MAINTENANCE PROJECT (UPDATE 3)

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 and anchorage No. 7. Dredging operations will continue in New Castle Range. Traffic patterns within Marcus Hook Range have returned to normal and all safety zones within the anchorage have been removed. Safety zone one remains in effect for the duration of the maintenance project.

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 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.

The dredge ESSEX can be contacted via VHF FM channel 13. Vessels are reminded to exercise extreme caution when operating in the vicinity of dredging operations.

 

Marine Weather

ANZ400-170215-

1020 AM EDT Sat Mar 16 2019

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure will build into the Mid-Atlantic Saturday into early

Sunday in the wake of a cold front that has pushed offshore. Weak

low pressure will pass to the south of the forecast area late Sunday

into early Monday. High pressure will return Tuesday into early

Wednesday then another cold front approaches and crosses the region

from the north on Thursday. High pressure will build again from the

west into Friday.

 

 ANZ454-455-170215-

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-

1020 AM EDT Sat Mar 16 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

 REST OF TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

around 3 ft early in the evening, then 2 ft or less, then around

3 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant

period of 7 seconds.

 

SUN

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W

5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft early in the

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

dominant period of 10 seconds.

 

SUN NIGHT

SW winds around 5 kt, becoming NW late. Seas 2 ft or

less. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

10 seconds.  A chance of showers after midnight. A chance of snow

showers late with vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

MON

N winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft

in the afternoon. A chance of rain and snow showers. Vsby 1 to

3 NM.

 

MON NIGHT

NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

 

TUE

N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NW

5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft in the morning,

then 2 ft or less.

 

TUE NIGHT

W winds around 5 kt, becoming SE around 5 kt after

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

WED

E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in

the afternoon.

 

WED NIGHT

SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

 

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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.