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Subject:PHILADELPHIA UPDATE--SEE URGENT USCG ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS
Date:Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Priority:Normal
Notice:RCVD FOLLOWING FROM USCG

THE USCG IS ESTABLISHING A SAFETY ZONE, IN THE DELAWARE RIVER, MARCUS HOOK

RANGE. OCT. 9, 2005 THRU NOV. 20, 2005. THE ACOE WILL BE CONDUCTING
DREDGING

OPERATIONS IN THE CHANNEL AND VSLS TRANSITTING THE MARCUS HOOK RANGE WILL B

DIVERTED FROM THE MAIN SHIPPING CHANNEL THRU ANCHORAGE 7. VSLS MUST
OPERATE

AT THE MINIMUM SAFE SPEED NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN STEERAGE AND REDUCE WAKE.



DURING THIS TIME PERIOD VSLS DESIRING TO USE MARCUS HOOK
ANCHORAGE/ANCHORAGE

NBR 7, MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT, DELAWARE BAY,
AT LEAST

24 HRS IN ADVANCE AT 215-271-4807. THE COTP WILL ONLY PERMIT ONE VSL AT A
TIME TO

ANCHOR IN ANCHORAGE 7. PERMISSION TO ANCHOR WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST
SERVE BASIS.

VSLS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OCCUPY THE ANCHORAGE FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS.



VSLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE MANTUA CREEK AND DEEPWATER POINT ANCHORAGES.

VSLS 700 FEET OR GREATER IN LENGTH MUST REQUEST PERMISSION TO ANCHOR AT
THESE ANCHORAGES, AND:



VSLS 700 TO 750 FEET IN LENGTH SHALL HAVE ONE TUG ALONGSIDE AT ALL TIMES
WHILE

AT ANCHOR.



VSLS GREATER THAN 750 FEET IN LENGTH SHALL HAVE TWO TUGS ALONGSIDE AT ALL
TIMES

WHILE AT ANCHOR



TUGS REQUIRED FOR VSLS AT ANCHOR MUST BE OF SUFFICIENT HORSEPOWER TO

ASSIST WITH NECESSARY MANEUVERS TO REMAIN CLEAR OF THE NAVIGATION CHANNEL



RGDS

MORANCO PHA



Notice posted on Tuesday, October 11, 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.