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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
918 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A strong low pressure system will continue to develop along a
cold front over the Ohio Valley with the potential for heavy
rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms this evening and
through the overnight. This low will slowly move northeast,
weakening as it does so through early Monday. Weak high pressure
will build into the region Tuesday, before a backdoor cold front
settles southward Tuesday night into Wednesday. Slightly cooler
and unsettled weather look to affect the area for the latter half
of the week as another low pressure system moves across the area.
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-
918 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt late.
Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with
a dominant period of 8 seconds. A slight chance of showers late
this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon.
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 8 to
11 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of
4 seconds. A chance of showers early in the evening, then
showers with a chance of tstms in the late evening and overnight.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft, subsiding to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Swell mainly from
the N with a dominant period of 4 seconds. Showers with a chance
of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the late
evening and overnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft
late. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
7 seconds. A chance of showers until early morning.
S winds around 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
SW winds around 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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