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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, November 22, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Port Marsec Level 1

Local Time – GMT -5              

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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

ANZ400-222315-

638 AM EST Fri Nov 22 2019

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Low pressure will move from Quebec toward the Canadian Maritimes

through today pushing a cold front across our region. The next low

pressure system will then develop across the southern Appalachians

and pass just to the south of the forecast area and offshore late

Saturday into early Sunday. High pressure then returns into early

next week before another system may potentially impact the region by

the middle of next week.

 

ANZ454-455-222315-

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-

638 AM EST Fri Nov 22 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

 

TODAY

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W late. Gusts up to

30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant

period of 7 seconds.  A chance of showers late this morning.

Showers this afternoon.

 

TONIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,

diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.

 

SAT

W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Seas around 3 ft

early in the morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE

with a dominant period of 11 seconds.  A chance of rain late.

 

SAT NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with

gusts up to 20 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 ft or

less, then 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from the SE

with a dominant period of 10 seconds.  Rain.

 

SUN

W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in

the morning.

 

SUN NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt

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

 

MON

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W

5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft in the morning,

then 2 ft or less.

 

MON NIGHT

SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

TUE

SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

TUE NIGHT

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

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft after midnight.

 

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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.