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Subject:PHILADELPHIA, PA. DAILY UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Priority:Normal
Notice:DRAFTS:
DELAWARE RIVER MAIN CHANNEL: 40 00 FT FW
BIGSTONE ANCHORAGE: 55 00 FT SW
MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE: 40 00 FT FW

TIDES:

HIGH 0642/1917
LOW 0142/1354


USCG:
To all agents/operators/pilots:

The Captain of the Port, MSO/Group Philadelphia has issued the
following Marine Safety Information Bulletin:

MSIB # 11-03
August 12, 2003

Notification on Restrictions on Upriver Anchorages

The U.S. Coast Guard is notifying mariners of restrictions,
established by a safety zone, that are placed on upriver anchorages due to
dredging operations in the Marcus Hook Ship Channel. The U. S. Army Corps
Of Engineers (ACOE) will be conducting annual dredging of the Delaware
River from September 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. The dredging
operations within the Marcus Hook Ship Channel will cause vessel traffic
to be diverted through Marcus Hook Anchorage.

From September 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 agents for
vessels that wish to anchor in Anchorage 7 (Marcus Hook Anchorage),
Anchorage 9 (Mantua Creek Anchorage), and Anchorage 6 (Deepwater Point
Anchorage) must reserve space at least 24 hours in advance by contacting
the vessel arrival staff at (215) 271-4807. Permission to anchor will be
granted on a "first-come, first-serve" basis.

The following restrictions apply:
ANCHORAGE SEVEN (Marcus Hook):
* All vessels shall obtain permission at least 24 hrs in advance.
* Vessels will not be permitted to occupy the anchorage for more
than 12 hrs.
* Anchorage will be occupied by only one vessel at any one time.
ANCHORAGE NINE AND SIX:
* All vessels shall obtain permission at least 24 hrs in advance.
* Vessels 700-750' in length shall have one tug alongside at all
times while at anchor.
* Vessels greater than 750'in length shall have two tugs alongside
at all times while at anchor.
* Tugs required for vessels at anchor must be of sufficient
horsepower to assist with necessary maneuvers to remain clear of the
navigation channel.

The operator of any vessel in the safety zone shall proceed as
directed by the designated representative of the Captain of the Port.


PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:
Today. Rain with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. North
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Tonight. Rain or drizzle likely. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds
around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid to upper
70s. Northeast winds 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of
rain 70 percent.

Wednesday night. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows near 70. Chance of
rain 70 percent.

Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs near 80. Chance of rain
60 percent.

Thursday night. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Friday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in
the mid 70s.

Saturday. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s and
highs near 80.

Sunday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s and highs in the upper 70s.

Monday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s and highs in the mid 70s.


Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Sep 2, 8:54 am EDT

Fog/Mist

77°F
(25°C) Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: NW 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.03" (1016.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 74°F (23°C)
Heat Index: 78°F (26°C)
Visibility: 5.00 mi.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
400 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2003

SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE TO 20 NM OFFSHORE AND DELAWARE BAY

ANZ452>455-021500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20
NM-
400 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2003

TODAY
SW WINDS 15 KT BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY WITH VSBY 2 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 KT BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
RAIN LIKELY WITH CHANCE OF A TSTM.

WED
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SE 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WED NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY WITH VSBY BELOW 2 NM.

THU
SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...PRIMARILY FROM SWELLS.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY WITH VSBY BELOW 2 NM.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT AND THEN N
TOWARD DAYBREAK. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...PRIMARILY FROM SWELLS. SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LIKELY.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...PRIMARILY FROM SWELLS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AT NIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT PRIMARILY FROM SWELLS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


Notice posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2003

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.