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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, October 04, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Local Time – GMT -4              

News –

 

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<span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:navy">August 29, 2019

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">TO:

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Maritime Operations Committee
Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following MSIB from the U.S. Coast Guard for your information. 

MSIB 14-19 SILVER RUN CABLE PROJECT

The Coast Guard has established a safety zone within the waters of the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Baker Range, between Delaware and New Jersey (see page 2 for chartlet of the project area). The safety zone will cover all navigable waters in the Delaware River within 300 yards of the cable laying barge ULISSE while it is exhibiting lights or shapes indicating it is restricted in its ability to maneuver per § 83.27 of this Chapter during submarine cable laying operations in and around Baker Range. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, his designated representative, or the barge ULISSE. Vessels may, without prior authorization from the COTP or COTP’s representative, transit the safety zone if they meet all of the following criteria:

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">• Vessel must contact the barge ULISSE and arrange for safe passage.
• Vessel shall maintain the minimum safe speed to reduce wake and maintain steerage.
• Vessel may begin, and must complete, its transit through the safety zone only when ULISSE is not conducting cable laying operations within Baker Range Channel as depicted on U.S. Nautical Charts 12311 or US5DE13M. Cable laying operations within the channel will be announced via marine radio broadcasts by barge ULISSE, are expected to last approximately 4 hours at a time, and will be visually signaled by ULISSE displaying lights or shapes exhibiting restricted in ability to maneuver.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">Operations will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The barge ULISSE will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13, 14, & 16.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4814 or the Situation Unit Controller at (215) 271-4807.

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Marine Weather

 

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622 AM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

 

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High Pressure will build in behind this morning's cold front and

influence the weather today and Saturday. A warm front will lift

through the region on Sunday followed by a cold front moving through

Monday night. High pressure will then return for the rest of the

work week.

  ANZ454-455-042215-

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-

622 AM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a dominant period of 6

seconds.

 

SAT

NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming E

10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

SAT NIGHT

SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly

from the E with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

 

SUN

SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

SUN NIGHT

S winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

3 to 5 ft.

 

MON

S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to

5 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

 

MON NIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight.

Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely.

 

TUE

N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Showers likely in the morning.

 

TUE NIGHT

N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

 

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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.