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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
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
621 AM EDT Fri Apr 5 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure across the Northeast will move offshore through
today as a weak area of low pressure passes by to the south
later today through tonight. Skies will clear behind this
system through the remainder of the weekend, as high pressure
builds across the area. A stronger area of low pressure and
attendant cold front look to affect the region Monday and
Tuesday of next week with more appreciable rainfall possible.
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-
621 AM EDT Fri Apr 5 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a dominant period of
7 seconds. A chance of rain this morning, then rain this
SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and early morning,
then becoming SW late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE
with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Rain likely, mainly in the
evening. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
NW winds around 5 kt, becoming N late in the morning, then
becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. Patchy fog early in
the morning. A chance of rain in the morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
early in the morning.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of
showers after midnight.
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely.
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely,
mainly in the morning.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers.
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