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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, April 26, 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

ANZ400-262215-

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.

 

 ANZ454-455-262215-

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

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

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.

 

TONIGHT

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.

 

SAT

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

9 seconds.

 

SAT NIGHT

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

9 seconds.

 

SUN

S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Gusts

up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

SUN NIGHT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt after

midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

MON

NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming E in

the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

MON NIGHT

SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas

around 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

 

TUE

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.

 

TUE NIGHT

N winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight.

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