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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
705 AM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A warm front will slide northward across our area today into
tonight. Low pressure tracking up the Ohio Valley Friday will slowly
push a strong cold front toward our area. As the strong energy aloft
arrives later Saturday into Sunday, the strong cold front will move
through. High pressure will then build into the region from the
south Sunday night into Monday, followed by a cold front moving
through late Monday into Tuesday. High pressure then builds to our
north Tuesday into Wednesday.
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-
705 AM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a
dominant period of 5 seconds.
S winds 15 to 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 4 to
7 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft late. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. A chance of showers in the
afternoon. A chance of tstms late.
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
8 to 11 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
8 seconds. Showers with a chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM after
S winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Showers with a
chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to
7 ft after midnight. Scattered showers after midnight.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Scattered showers in the morning.
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the
evening. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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