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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, November 07, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Port Marsec Level 1

Local Time – GMT -5              

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

ANZ400-072315-

620 AM EST Thu Nov 7 2019

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 As high pressure shifts offshore today, a strong cold front will

cross our area this afternoon and evening. High pressure will then

build over the area Friday into Saturday. Another cold front

progresses into the region on Monday with an area of low pressure

developing along the front and moving near the area on Tuesday.

High pressure then starts to build westward towards our area on

Wednesday.

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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-

620 AM EST Thu Nov 7 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE

TONIGHT

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY

AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to

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

seconds. A chance of rain late.

 

TONIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming

NW late in the evening, then increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts

up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the

E with a dominant period of 9 seconds. Rain.

 

FRI

NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt late.

Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a

dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

FRI NIGHT

N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,

diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from

the E with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

 

SAT

N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas

around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.

 

SAT NIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

SUN

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.

 

SUN NIGHT

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after

midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

MON

W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 3 to

4 ft.

 

MON NIGHT

S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of

showers.

 

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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.