Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington, De.
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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
email@example.com. 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
**Due to dredging in the Delaware City area, berthing and sailing limited to Daylight only**
614 AM EDT Fri Apr 12 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A warm front will lift across the area today, before a cold
front moves across the area tonight into Saturday morning. This
front will stall near the area Saturday, before lifting
northward as a warm front Saturday night. This warm front will
lift across the area Sunday as an area of low pressure moves
across the Midwest region. As this low moves into the
northeastern states Sunday night into Monday, a second warm
front may lift across the area Sunday night, before a cold front
moves across the east coast early Monday. A warm front will
develop to our west on Tuesday, before moving into the Mid
Atlantic region by Tuesday night and stalling near the area
through the middle of the week.
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-
614 AM EDT Fri Apr 12 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing
to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft,
building to 5 ft late. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant
period of 6 seconds. Patchy fog late this morning and afternoon
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Patchy fog. A chance of showers early in the evening.
A chance of tstms in the late evening and early morning. Showers
in the late evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming S
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Patchy fog early in
the morning. Showers early in the morning, then a chance of
showers in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early
in the morning.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. A chance of showers.
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Showers with a
chance of tstms.
SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms in
the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then
around 3 ft after midnight.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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