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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
603 AM EDT Mon Apr 29 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure will briefly move in for today. A weak frontal wave
of low pressure will cross overhead tonight and early Tuesday
with rain showers. From Tuesday through the remainder of the week,
a frontal boundary will oscillate through the Northeast and mid-
Atlantic with occasional bouts of unsettled weather. This front
may continue to linger near or just south of the area next
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-
603 AM EDT Mon Apr 29 2019
E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas
around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
6 seconds. A chance of showers in the late evening and early
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the
SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of showers in
the afternoon. A chance of tstms late.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas around 3 ft in the
evening, then 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft late. Swell mainly
from the S with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of
tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S with gusts up to
20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms.
W winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the
S winds around 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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