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
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
852 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
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
REST OF TODAY
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
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
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
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
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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