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SubjectDatePriority
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 Winter storm Watch in effect from Feb 18, 2021 0400 until Feb 19, 2021 1300
Date:Wednesday, February 17, 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.

February 9, 2021

TO:        Maritime Operations Committee

Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following clarification of MSIB 02-21 posted by the Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance.

On February 1, 2021, the Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-21, COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Marine Transportation System.  Since the release of the MSIB, the Coast Guard received numerous questions regarding the applicability of the mask mandate.

Executive Order (13998), Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, uses the non-regulatory term “public maritime vessels, including ferries” for those vessels that must implement mask usage.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order, Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks while on Transportation Hubs, 29JAN2021, further defined the applicability to all commercial vessels. Based on the this CDC order, all commercial vessels, which is inclusive of fishing vessels, uninspected passenger vessels, cargo ships, tankers, charter passenger vessels, ferries, towing vessels etc., should implement mask wear protocols onboard.

The Coast Guard continues to work closely with the CDC to address the unique challenges posed by shipboard operations and living conditions as they pertain to the mask mandate in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 onboard.  In general, mask wear will be required unless their wear would pose risks to personal/workplace safety or prevent compliance with personal protective equipment by regulation (e.g., respirator used during confined space entry examinations).  Vessel owners and operators are encouraged to use CDC recommendations for ships and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) included within CDC’s Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation and at Transportation Hubs website. Additional comments related to mask wear on commercial vessels should be directed to wearamask@uscg.mil.

This article appeared in the Coast Guard blog, Maritime Commons, on February 8, 2021, available here.

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

ANZ400-180300-

1005 AM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure builds eastward from the Great Lakes to the

Northeast today before slowly shifting northeastward tonight

through Thursday. Low pressure developing in the Gulf of Mexico

today will lift northeastward to off the Mid-Atlantic coast by

Friday morning before continuing into the Canadian Maritimes

Saturday. Strong surface high pressure will then build into the

Mid-Atlantic Saturday night and Sunday. A cold front will move

through the Northeast later Monday.

 

ANZ454-180300-

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

1005 AM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY

 

REST OF TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt

with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell

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

mainly from the S with a dominant period of 8 seconds this

afternoon.

 

TONIGHT

NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late.

Seas around 3 ft. A chance of snow or rain late. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

 

THU

NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to

5 ft. Snow or sleet in the morning. Freezing rain late in the

morning. Rain in the late morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM

in the morning. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period

of 7 seconds.

 

THU NIGHT

NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

7 ft. Rain. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

7 seconds.

 

FRI

N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the afternoon.

 

FRI NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt

after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of

rain in the evening. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

SAT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

SAT NIGHT

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

after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

SUN

NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the

afternoon. Seas around 3 ft.

 

SUN NIGHT

SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

 

LOCAL WEATHER PHILADELPHIA PA. 

 

Winter storm Watch in effect from Feb 18, 2021 0400 until  Feb 19, 2021 1300

 

Today

 

Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

A chance of snow, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday

Snow. High near 32. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Thursday Night

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11pm, then sleet between 11pm and 2am, then snow and sleet after 2am. Low around 28. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday

Snow and sleet likely before 9am, then snow likely between 9am and 11am, then rain and snow likely after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 36.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday

Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

 

 

 

 

 

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Norman J Theckston - Operations Manager

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Notice posted on Wednesday, February 17, 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.