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MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/26/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/25/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Winter weather advisory until Feb 19, 2021 1600 02/24/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Winter weather advisory until Feb 19, 2021 1600 02/23/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/22/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Winter weather advisory until Feb 19, 2021 1600 02/19/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Winter storm Watch in effect from Feb 18, 2021 0400 until Feb 19, 2021 1000 02/18/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update Winter storm Watch in effect from Feb 18, 2021 0400 until Feb 19, 2021 1300 02/17/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/17/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/16/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update President's Day Holiday - office is closed and will re-open 2/16/2102/15/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/12/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/11/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/10/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/09/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/08/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/05/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/04/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update 02/03/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update - WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1600 FEB 2, 202102/02/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update - WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1600 FEB 2, 202102/02/2021 Normal
MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update - WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 FEB 2, 202102/01/2021 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, February 08, 2021
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Port Marsec Level 1

Local Time – GMT -5

 

News –  

Covid -19 Virus

Crewmembers will now be allowed to locate and depart via air from surrounding POE’s if no direct flights available from PHL.  Agents will determine if there are any flights departing IAD , EWR or JFK if needed.  Crewmember requesting departure must have either direct flight to foreign country and/or valid visa in order to transit through another country.  No domestic flights will be allowed (no PHL-IAD then IAD to foreign country).  If the agent was able to locate a departing flight for the requesting crewmember(s), they will be transported by Agent or transportation company to airport.  Approvals will be decided on a case by case basis and all approvals must go up the PHL CBP chain of command.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-basics/faq

February 2, 2021

TO:        Maritime Operations Committee

Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following MSIB from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters for your information:

MSIB 02-21 COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System

The President issued Executive Order (13998), Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel that requires masks be worn on all “public maritime vessels, including ferries” to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued order, Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks while on Transportation Hubs, 29JAN2021, requires all persons traveling on all commercial vessels to wear a mask. This Order requires conveyance operators to use best efforts to ensure that any person on the conveyance wears a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel. Depending on the circumstances, best efforts may include:

•            boarding only those persons who wear masks;

•            instructing persons that Federal law requires wearing a mask on the conveyance and failure to comply constitutes a violation of Federal law;

•            monitoring persons onboard the conveyance for anyone who is not wearing a mask and seeking compliance from such persons;

•            at the earliest opportunity, disembarking any person who refuses to comply;

•            providing persons with prominent and adequate notice to facilitate awareness and compliance of the requirement of this Order to wear a mask; best practices may include, if feasible, advanced notifications on digital platforms, such as on apps, websites, or email; posted signage in multiple languages with illustrations; printing the requirement on transit tickets; or other methods as appropriate.

The CDC has guidance on the definition of a mask and how to properly wear a mask at the following link https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html.

Under Title 42 of the United States Code section 268,the Coast Guard is charged with enforcing CDC quarantine orders. Owners, operators, and crew of vessels that fail to implement the mask wearing order above may be subject to civil or criminal penalties from the CDC. Furthermore, based on the scientific determination of the CDC, the Coast Guard finds that failure to wear a mask creates an undue safety risk by increasing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between passengers, the crew of the vessel, and port operators. COVID-19 is known to cause severe illness and death which impacts the safe operations of ships and port facilities. The Coast Guard has broad authority to control the movement and operations of a vessel based on a hazardous condition found on that vessel (see 33 CFR § 160.111). Vessels that have not implemented the mask requirement may be issued a Captain of the Port (COTP) order directing the vessel’s movement and operations; repeated failure to impose the mask mandate could result in civil penalties and/or criminal action.

Persons that wish to report vessels not operating in accordance with the Executive Order or CDC Order may email the Coast Guard at wearamask@uscg.mil. This shared email inbox is not monitored on a continuous basis. If there is an emergency, it should not be reported to this email inbox, but rather to local authorities through proper emergency channels.

Vessel owners and operators are encouraged to monitor the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/ for the most up to date guidance.

State, local, Tribal, and territorial laws or rules imposing public health measures that are more protective of public health than those required by the CDC, are an acceptable equivalency for these requirements. Vessel operators who believe local mask wearing requirements fit this exemption should contact the local COTP.

Questions concerning this notice may be forwarded to Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, at wearamask@uscg.mil.

Richard V. Timme, RDML, U. S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy sends.

             

January 28, 2021

TO:        Maritime Exchange Members

President Biden’s January 21 Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel mandates, among other requirements, that all international passengers arriving by air produce proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entry and comply with other applicable CDC guidelines, including recommended periods of self-quarantine after entry into the U.S.  For land border entry, the Secretary of State, in conjunction with other relevant department heads, must start diplomatic engagement with officials in Canada and Mexico and release a plan within two weeks of the order that a) reflects those discussions and b) implements CDC guidelines for international travel.

For arrival by sea, the order requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and in consultation with the Secretary of HHS and the Director of CDC, to submit to a plan to implement appropriate public health measures at seaports within 14 days of the order.

Working through the Coast Guard, the Exchange will submit comments requesting the final plans exempt seafarers arriving by air and sea and truck drivers crossing at border ports from quarantine requirements. We will also recommend that the seaport plan specifically prohibit mass detentions of arriving vessel crew members unless a ship specifically reports a COVID infection on board.  We encourage members to review the order and contact Lisa Himber with any additional suggestions.

Terminals in port have not provided written restrictions with regards to COVID- 19

 

Monroe Terminal Trainer, Pa. will not permit Vetting inspections while alongside

 

If you would like updates for all USA ports, the easiest method for reviewing our daily port updates is by visiting: http://ports.moranshipping.com/default.aspx

 

 

From Delaware River Pilots association:

After discussions with the president of the Pilots’ Association and the chairman of the Mariners’ Advisory Committee, we have decided on the following temporary guidelines for outbound deep draft vessels (37’-40’). These windows are intended to maximize the use of the available water when transiting the New Castle and Deepwater ranges. Following the completion of maintenance dredging, these temporary guidelines will be re-evaluated and changes will be made as necessary. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

 

37’ - 40’ outbound from Packer Avenue including Beckett Street <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

- Use reference station Philadelphia. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

- Vessels may sail 3 hours before low water and up until 1.5 hours after low water at Philadelphia. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

37’ - 40’ outbound from Paulsboro

- Please use reference station Marcus Hook. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

- Vessels may sail from Paulsboro 1 hour before low water up until 3 hours after low water at Marcus Hook. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

37’ - 40’ outbound from Marcus Hook (anchorage or berth)
- Please use reference station Marcus Hook.

 

Marine Weather

ANZ400-090300-

1003 AM EST Mon Feb 8 2021

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure will move through the Northeast today before

shifting offshore tonight. A weak surface low will move through

the northern Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, progressing quickly off

the southern New England coast Tuesday night. Another surface

high will build into the Northeast on Wednesday. A couple of

upper-level systems will affect the region Wednesday night

through Friday. An intense surface high will sink southward

into the northern and central Plains before shifting eastward

early next week.

 

 ANZ454-090300-

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-

1003 AM EST Mon Feb 8 2021

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING

 

REST OF TODAY

NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 3 to

4 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

8 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the evening,

then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant

period of 9 seconds.

 

TUE

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

with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft. A

chance of rain or snow or freezing rain or sleet early in the

morning, then a chance of rain in the late morning and afternoon.

Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning. Swell mainly from the S with

a dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

TUE NIGHT

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

midnight. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of rain early in the

evening. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of

4 seconds, becoming mainly from the N with a dominant period of

4 seconds after midnight.

 

WED

N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE

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

 

WED NIGHT

NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around

3 ft after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain

likely after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

THU

NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain likely.

 

THU NIGHT

NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.

 

FRI

N winds around 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely, mainly

in the morning.

 

FRI NIGHT

N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

 

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Norman J Theckston - Operations Manager

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Notice posted on Monday, February 08, 2021

Disclaimer
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.