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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
922 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
The strong cold front will continue to push out to sea today while
low pressure strengthens to our northeast. High pressure will
slide across to our south on Tuesday. A warm front starts to lift
into our area Tuesday night and then stalls before lifting
northward late Thursday into Friday. A cold front will cross the
region late Friday into Saturday followed by a return to high
pressure for the end of the weekend.
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-
922 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
REST OF TODAY
W winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt
this afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of
showers with a slight chance of tstms late this morning.
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from
the W with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W
10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
4 ft until late afternoon, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from
the S with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
SW winds around 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt until early
morning. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant
period of 8 seconds.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 25 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.
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to around 25 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to
8 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in
S winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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