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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, April 18, 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


705 AM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019




 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




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

6 seconds.



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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Notice posted on Thursday, April 18, 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.