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
email@example.com. 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
616 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
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
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
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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