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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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

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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">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. 


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.




Marine Weather



616 AM EST Wed Nov 6 2019




 High pressure will build over the region today, before shifting off

shore tonight. A cold front will approach the region tomorrow. As it

does so, a low pressure system is expected to develop then lift

along the front, with both features crossing our region late

Thursday into Thursday night. A large surface high will be the

dominant feature through the weekend. Another cold front is expected

early in the next work week.



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-

616 AM EST Wed Nov 6 2019



NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing

to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas around 3 ft this morning, then 2 ft or

less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

9 seconds.



NE winds around 5 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 2 ft or

less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

9 seconds.



S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up

to 25 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less,

then around 3 ft in the afternoon. Swell mainly from the SE with

a dominant period of 8 seconds.



SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,

becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight.

Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of

7 seconds.  Rain.



NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in

the morning.



N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt

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



N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.



SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.



SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the

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



SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

3 to 4 ft.


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Notice posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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.