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PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE10/22/2003 Normal
PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE10/16/2003 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE
Date:Thursday, October 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 0639/1850
LOW 0119/1313

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 # 24-03]
September 24, 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 26,
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 26, 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.



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



PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:
This afternoon. Increasing cloudiness. Sprinkles possible late this
afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight. Sprinkles possible until midnight then partial clearing. Lows in
the mid 40s. West winds diminishing to 5 to 10 mph.

Friday. Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of rain from late morning on.
Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40
percent.

Friday night. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Chance of rain 40 percent.

Saturday. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Saturday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Sunday. Partly cloudy. Highs near 60.

Monday. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s and highs in the upper 60s.

Tuesday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s and highs in the upper 60s.

Wednesday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s
and highs in the lower 60s.




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


Fair

57°F
(14°C) Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: SW 17 MPH
Barometer: 30.08" (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 41°F (5°C)
Wind Chill: 53°F (12°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
940 AM EDT THU OCT 16 2003

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

ANZ451>455-162100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MANASQUAN INLET NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20
NM-
940 AM EDT THU OCT 16 2003

THIS AFTERNOON
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. AFTERNOON
SPRINKLES POSSIBLE.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FT. EVENING SPRINKLES POSSIBLE.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF AFTERNOON
RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.

SUN
NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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Notice posted on Thursday, October 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.