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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2019
River Transit advisories - Feb 2019.pdf    

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 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


852 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2019




 A weak backdoor front will continue to drift southward across the

area this morning, eventually stalling over portions of Delmarva.

This front will be pulled northward as a warm front Thursday as

an area of low pressure begins to move toward the Great Lakes

region. Unsettled weather returns late Friday into the weekend as

several waves of low pressure move northeastward along a strong

cold front. Drier weather returns next week as high pressure

builds into the region.


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-

852 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2019



NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt.

Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft late this morning and

afternoon. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

6 seconds. A chance of sprinkles early this morning.



E winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of

6 seconds.



S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to

5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

5 seconds.



S winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

5 seconds.



S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

8 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in

the afternoon.



S winds around 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas

8 to 11 ft. A chance of tstms. Showers.



S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 7 to

10 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms in the morning, then a

chance of showers in the afternoon.



SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.



SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.



W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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Notice posted on Wednesday, April 17, 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.