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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Tuesday, April 23, 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


616 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019




 Weak high pressure will build across our area today while low

pressure moves across the Great Lakes. A cold front attached

to this low will cross our area late tonight. An area of high

pressure will build back across the area later Wednesday and remain

into Thursday. Another low and its associated fronts will move in

for the end of the work week. High pressure will return for the



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-

616 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019



W winds around 5 kt, becoming S this afternoon. Seas

3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

9 seconds.



S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the

late evening and early morning, then diminishing to 10 to 15 kt

late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant

period of 7 seconds.



W winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from

the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.



NW winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell

mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 10 seconds.



N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.



S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of




SW winds around 5 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas

3 to 4 ft. Showers likely. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.



NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after

midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms

in the evening.



NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to

4 ft.



NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E after midnight. Seas

2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight.

 Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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Notice posted on Tuesday, April 23, 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.