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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.
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.
640 AM EST Mon Jan 6 2020
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure builds through Tuesday before an area of low
pressure strengthens as it tracks to the north and east through
the Mid Atlantic. The low pressure system will push well to the
northeast by Wednesday leading to high pressure building in
over the area by Thursday. The frontal system is expected late
next week into next weekend.
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-
640 AM EST Mon Jan 6 2020
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W late this morning and
afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from
the S with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft until early morning, then
2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of
NW winds around 5 kt, becoming E in the late morning and
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the E with a
dominant period of 10 seconds. Rain in the afternoon.
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming
W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the late evening and
overnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then 4 to 6 ft early in the
evening. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
6 seconds. Rain, mainly in the evening.
W winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE
around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
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