Skip to main content

Philadelphia

Go Search
All Ports
Philadelphia
PHL Calendar
  
Philadelphia > Pages > Notices  

Web Part Page Title Bar image
Notices

 Year

 Month

 Port Updates

 Daily Port Update

Subject:PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE
Date:Friday, September 05, 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 0953/2222
LOW 0438/1645


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. Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight. Mostly clear. Lows from around 60 in center city to the mid 50s
in outlying areas. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 10 mph.

Saturday night. Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

Sunday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Sunday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Monday. Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s.

Tuesday. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s and highs in the mid 70s.

Wednesday. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s and highs in the mid 70s.

Thursday. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s and highs in the upper 70s.


Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Sep 5, 8:54 am EDT

Mostly Cloudy

69°F
(21°C) Humidity: 70 %
Wind Speed: N 10 MPH
Barometer: 29.98" (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 59°F (15°C)
Heat Index: 74°F (23°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
430 AM EDT FRI SEP 5 2003

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

ANZ450>455-051500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
430 AM EDT FRI SEP 5 2003


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH SEAS

TODAY
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT WITH A SE SWELL.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT WITH A SE SWELL.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT WITH A SE SWELL.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT WITH A DIMINISHING
E SWELL.

SUN
NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITH A DIMINISHING
E SWELL.

SUN NIGHT
N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------






Notice posted on Friday, September 05, 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.