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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, October 07, 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

ANZ400-072230-

625 AM EDT Mon Oct 7 2019

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 A weak surface low and cold front will move through the area today

and tonight. As the front moves offshore tomorrow, another low will

develop off the Carolina coast. This low will meander offshore the

Mid-Atlantic coast through the week. Another cold front will move

through the region this weekend, which should shove the offshore low

farther out to sea.

 

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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-

625 AM EDT Mon Oct 7 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

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

5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

8 seconds. A slight chance of showers late this morning and early

afternoon. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms

late.

 

TONIGHT

S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late in the evening, then becoming W

after midnight, becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt

late. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant

period of 8 seconds. A chance of rain.

 

TUE

NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

7 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft late. Swell mainly from the SE with a

dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of rain early in the

morning, then a chance of showers in the late morning and

afternoon.

 

TUE NIGHT

NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

6 to 8 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

9 seconds. A chance of showers.

 

WED

NE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 8 to

11 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers.

 

WED NIGHT

NE winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt after

midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. A chance of

showers.

 

THU

N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 8 to

11 ft. A chance of showers.

 

THU NIGHT

N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

8 to 11 ft. A chance of showers.

 

FRI

N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 8 to

11 ft. A chance of showers.

 

FRI NIGHT

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

midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 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.