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Subject:PHILADELPHIA PORT UPDATE & ATHOS I UPDATE
Date:Friday, December 10, 2004
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 ----/1203
LOW 0636/1925

USCG:
ATHOS I OIL SPILL
12/9/04
LARGE SECTION OF CURVED CAST IRON PIPE APPX 700 FT OFF DOCK AT CITGO
PAULSBORO RECOVERED FROM RIVER BOTTOM, THOUGHT TO HAVE CAUSED HULL DAMAGE
TO VESSEL.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS:
Commanding Officer

MSO/Group Philadelphia

One Washington Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Telephone (215) 271-4807

Fax (215) 271-4833

MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN

#52-04

December 7, 2004

Adjustments to the ATHOS 1 Safety Zone

THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT PHILADELPHIA IS CONTINUING ENFORCEMENT OF A
SAFETY ZONE WITHIN THE DELAWARE RIVER FROM THE TACONY PALYMRA BRIDGE TO
THE MARCUS HOOK/BELLEVUE RANGE INTERSECTION. THE FOLLOWING ADJUSTMENTS
HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE PRE-EXISTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAFETY ZONE:

1. THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE FROM THE TACONY-
PALMYRA BRIDGE TO THE MARCUS HOOK/BELLEVUE RANGE INTERSECTION ON THE
DELAWARE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES:

RECREATIONAL BOATING IS PROHIBITED WITHIN THE SAFETY ZONE.
A MINIMUM WAKE ZONE WILL BE IN EFFECT AND ENFORCED WITHIN THE SAFETY
ZONE.

2. THE LOWER END OF MANTUA CREEK ANCHORANGE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE.



//s//

J. D. SARUBBI
CAPTAIN, U.S.
COAST GUARD
COTP PHILADELPHIA





PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:

Hazardous weather condition(s):


Special Weather Statement


Today. Occasional rain and drizzle. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast
winds around 10 mph.

Tonight. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening. Then a chance of rain
and drizzle after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds around 10 mph.
Becoming south after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Saturday. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15
mph.

Sunday. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

Sunday night. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Monday. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Monday night. Partly cloudy and much colder. Lows around 30.

Tuesday. Partly sunny. Blustery and cold. Highs only in the upper 30s.

Tuesday night. Partly cloudy and very cold. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Wednesday. Partly sunny and continued cold. Highs only around 40.

Wednesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Thursday. Partly sunny. Highs around 45.

Philadelphia International Airport
Last Update on Dec 10, 8:54 am EST

Light Drizzle Fog/Mist

49°F
(9°C) Humidity: 93 %
Wind Speed: E 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.72" (1006.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 47°F (8°C)
Wind Chill: 44°F (7°C)
Visibility: 4.00 mi.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
430 AM EST FRI DEC 10 2004

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

ANZ452>455-101700-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
430 AM EST FRI DEC 10 2004


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR SEAS

TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS IN
RAIN. SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF EVENING SHOWERS.

SAT
SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

SUN
W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

MON
W WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.






Notice posted on Friday, December 10, 2004

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.