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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, April 25, 2019
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
River Transit advisories - Feb 2019.pdf    
Notice:

Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington, De.

Local Time – GMT -4              

News – –

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 d05-smb-secdelbay-portstate@uscg.mil. 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,

Jen

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

215-596-1975

 

 

Marine Weather

 

 

ANZ400-260115-

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.

 

 ANZ454-455-260115-

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.

 

TONIGHT

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.

 

FRI

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

tstms late.

 

FRI NIGHT

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.

 

SAT

W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft.

 

SAT NIGHT

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.

 

SUN

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.

 

SUN NIGHT

W winds around 15 kt, becoming N after midnight.

Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

MON

NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming E in

the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

MON NIGHT

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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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.