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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
625 AM EDT Wed Apr 10 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A dry frontal boundary will move across the area today, before
high pressure builds in from the west later today into tonight
before moving off the coast on Thursday. Low pressure moving
through the Great Lakes region, will approach from the west on
Friday, passing north of the area Saturday morning. High pressure
will follow for Saturday into early Sunday before another low
pressure system heads toward the mid-Atlantic coast later Sunday
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-
625 AM EDT Wed Apr 10 2019
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the S with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. Patchy fog early this morning.
SW winds around 5 kt, becoming E in the late evening
and early morning, then becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to
20 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 6 seconds.
E winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around
3 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a dominant period of
SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until early
morning. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a
dominant period of 5 seconds.
SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft. Showers likely.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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