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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, April 15, 2019
River Transit advisories - Feb 2019.pdf    

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

Local Time – GMT -4              

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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 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 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,


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




Marine Weather



922 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019




 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




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

4 ft.



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

the afternoon.



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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Notice posted on Monday, April 15, 2019

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.