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Subject:PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 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
LOW


USCG:
PLS SEE BELOW UPDATE UPRIVER DREDGING/ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS

DRAFTS:
DELAWARE RIVER MAIN CHANNEL: 40 00 FT FW
BIGSTONE ANCHORAGE: 55 00 FT SW
MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE: 40 00 FT FW

TIDES:

HIGH
LOW


USCG:

To all Exchange members and agents/ops committee members,

The Coast Guard has issued the following Marine Safety Information
Bulletin to announce restrictions on upriver anchorages due to dredging at
Marcus Hook:


COMMANDING OFFICER
U.S. COAST GUARD
MARINE SAFETY OFFICE/GROUP PHILADELPHIA
1 WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
TEL: (215) 271-4800
FAX: (215) 271-4899

MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
[MSIB # 14-03]
September 8, 2003

NOTIFICATION OF 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 Weeks 312 dredge
under contract with the U. S. Army Corps Of Engineers (ACOE) will be
conducting annual dredging of the Delaware River on or about September 19,
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 19, 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.

The Coast Guard will notify mariners when the Week 312 will begin
dredging via Safety Marine Information radio broadcast upon commencement
of dredging operations.


L. J. SLEIN
Commander, U.S. Coast rd
Acting Captain of the Port




To all Exchange members and agents/operators committee members,

The Coast Guard has issued the following Marine Safety Information
Bulletin regarding hurricane preparations. This MSIB and the hurricane
checklists for vessels and facilities are available on the Exchange's web
site at
http://www.maritimedelriv.com/Port_Security/USCG/USCG_Port_Security.htm.

:

COMMANDING OFFICER
U.S. COAST GUARD
MARINE SAFETY OFFICE/GROUP PHILADELPHIA
1 WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
TEL: (215) 271-4800
FAX: (215) 271-4899

MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
[MSIB # 15-03]
September 15, 2003

NOTICE OF PREPARATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HURRICANE IMPACT

The Captain of the Port Philadelphia is notifying mariners that
projections indicate the potential for hurricane ISABEL to pass near (or
impact) the New Jersey and Delaware shorelines in the next 72 hours.
Hurricane condition WHISKEY has been set and the possibility exists that
the Port of Philadelphia and surrounding areas will experience high winds,
severe thunderstorms, and increased seas and surf. All vessels,
facilities, and marinas are asked to take adequate precautions and follow
the Port Hurricane Contingency Plan dated May 9, 1997 which should
incorporate issued changes dated June 18, 1998 and June 1, 2000 in their
individual Heavy weather Plan. An updated Port Hurricane Contingency Plan
can be found at: htt://www.uscg.mil/d5/mso/philadephia/Huracan.htm. All
vessels, facilities, and marinas are urged to monitor hurricane ISABEL and
track the movement of the storm to prepare for any possible impact. There
are currently no restrictions on the Port of Philadelphia. The COTP will
broadcast notification in the event any limitations or restrictions are
imposed on the zone of the COTP Philadelphia. This notification will be
broadcasted using VHF-FM radio, fax to the Maritime Exchange, and as per
specific requests. The U.S. Coast Guard will provide the best possible
advance notification before changing port operational status. Ship's
agents shall ensure their ships are provided a copy of the Port Hurricane
Contingency Plan. Enclosed is a copy of the Storm Preparation Checklist
for Vessels and Minimum Recommended Precautionary Measures for Ships and
Barges. If there are any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin
or expectations of the Captain of the Port, please contact (215) 271-4807.


J. D. SARUBBI
Captain, U.S.
Coast Guard
Captain of the Port, Philadelphia


PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:

Today. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight. Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15
mph.

Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65.

Thursday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning. Then
becoming windy with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower
70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Thursday night. Very windy with showers and thunderstorms. Rain may be
heavy at times. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Friday. Showers. Very windy. Highs in the mid 70s.

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

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

Monday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s and highs in the mid 70s.




Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Sep 16, 9:54 am EDT


A Few Clouds

70°F
(21°C) Humidity: 64 %
Wind Speed: N 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 57°F (14°C)
Heat Index: 75°F (24°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2003

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

ANZ452>455-162100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET NJ TO FENWICK IS DE OUT 20 NM-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2003


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR SEAS

THIS AFTERNOON
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

WED
NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.

THU AND FRI
TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

SAT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.


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Notice posted on Tuesday, September 16, 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.