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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
628 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Low pressure will continue to track up the Ohio Valley toward the
eastern Great Lakes this morning. A warm front will gradually lift
northward and across our area through this morning. A strong cold
front will then cross our region late this afternoon through this
evening. Weak high pressure briefly moves in by late Saturday before
the next low pressure system crosses the area west to east on
Sunday. High pressure moves back in to start next week before the
next system moves in next Tuesday. A frontal boundary looks to then
stall in the general vicinity of the region through the remainder of
next week as additional waves move through along it.
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-
628 AM EDT Fri Apr 26 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
SE winds around 5 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from
the E with a dominant period of 10 seconds. A chance of showers
with a slight chance of tstms this morning, then showers with a
chance of tstms this afternoon.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W late in the evening,
then increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period
of 8 seconds. Showers with a chance of tstms in the evening,
then a chance of showers after midnight.
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and early morning,
then becoming SW late. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the evening, then 2 ft
or less. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts
up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming E in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas
around 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
N winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight.
Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. A chance of
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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