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Subject:PHILADELPHIA PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, January 25, 2005
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 0138/1355
LOW 0817/2101

USCG:
To: Agents/Operators Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard has forwarded the following for your information.
This notice and other MSIBs can also be found on the Exchange's web site:
www.maritimedelriv.com.

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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 # 04-05]

January 24, 2005

SEASONAL ICE PROCEDURES

(ICE CONDITION TWO)

The Captain of the Port (COTP), Philadelphia is notifying mariners that
Ice Condition Two has been set. All masters, ship agents, owners and
operators of vessels, marine facilities and marinas should review and
adhere to the seasonal ice procedures listed below. These criteria were
developed in partnership with the Mariners Advisory Committee (MAC) for
the Bay and River Delaware. No Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) will be
imposed for the COTP Philadelphia zone this season. Ship agents should
generally act as liaison between the Coast Guard and their vessels. The
following restrictions have been imposed:

· Only steel hull vessels may operate north of the Commodore Barry
Bridge.

· Only steel hull vessels may operate within the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal.

· Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

· The COTP Philadelphia has established a safety zone throughout all
inland navigable waters in the COTP zone. Mariners will be notified of
all further restrictions imposed through this safety zone by Broadcast
Notice to Mariners (BNM) and Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB).

Updates to ice conditions can be heard by calling the MSO/Group
Philadelphia Ice Information Hotline at 215-271-1548.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or
expectations of the Captain of the Port, please contact LTJG Sligh or LTJG
Munsch of my staff at (215) 271-4889. After hours and weekends, contact
the Marine Safety Duty Officer at (215) 271- 4807.

//S//

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


PILOTS:
NO ADVISORY

WEATHER:
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Special Weather Statement

Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation an
inch or less. Lows in the mid 20s. Light and variable winds. Chance of
snow 60 percent.

Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Light and variable
winds...Becoming north 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Lows 10 to 15.

Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs around 30.

Friday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Saturday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Sunday...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Highs
around 40.

Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow.
Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Monday...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Highs in
the upper 30s.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
400 AM EST TUE JAN 25 2005

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

ANZ452>455-252000-
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-
400 AM EST TUE JAN 25 2005


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY

TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

THU
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

SAT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


Notice posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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.