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
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
926 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A surface low will move from the central plains today to the
Midwest and Great Lakes region by Friday morning, with a warm
front expected to move through the Mid-Atlantic on Friday. A cold
front will sweep through the Eastern Seaboard Friday night. A weak
system will move through the Northeast on Sunday. A front will
stall in the Mid-Atlantic for much of next week.
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-
926 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019
REST OF TODAY
E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Swell
mainly from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A slight
chance of showers late this morning and early afternoon, then a
chance of showers late.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around
3 ft in the late evening and overnight. Swell mainly from the E
with a dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of showers late.
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers
in the morning. Showers likely in the afternoon. A chance of
S winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
becoming W with gusts up to 35 kt in the late evening and
overnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of
tstms early in the evening. A chance of showers in the late
evening and early morning.
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
W winds around 15 kt, becoming N after midnight.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming E in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the
evening, then 2 ft or less. A chance of showers.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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