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Subject:PHILADELPHIA PORT UPDATE USCG NOTICE DREDGING
Date:Friday, January 12, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PLS SEE BELOW MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE DERDGING UPDATE

SECTOR COMMANDER
U.S. COAST GUARD
SECTOR DELAWARE HAY
I WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
TEL (215) 271-4800
FAX (215)271-4899
UPDATED
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
(MSLB # I 7-06J
January 12, 2007
UPRIVER ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS
The U.S. Coast Guard is extending the timeframe for the safety zone, in
the Delaware River, Marcus Hook Range, thru January 27, 2007. The ACOL
will be conducting dredging operations in the channel and vessels
transiting the Marcus Hook Range will be diverted from the main shipping
channel through Anchorage 7. Vessels must operate at the minimum safe
speed necessary to maintain steerage and reduce wake. All vessels are
requested to contact the dredge company if there is any confusion
regarding the redirection of vessel traffic.
During this time period vessels desiring to use Marcus Hook
Anchorage/Anchorage 7, must obtain permission from the Captain of the
Port, Delaware Bay, at least 24 hours in advance, at (215) 271- 4807. The
COW will only permit one vessel at a time to anchor in Anchorage 7.
Permission to anchor Will be granted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
Vessels will not be permitted to occupy the anchorage for more than 12 hrs.
Vessels are encouraged to use Mantua Creek (#9) and Deepwater Point (#6)
Anchorage. Vessels 700 ft or greater in length must request permission to
anchor at these anchorages and;
• vessels 700-750’ in length shall have onc 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.
rme operator of any vessel in the safety zone shall proceed as directed by
the designated
representative of the Captain of the Port and shall contact the dredge
operator on channel 13 or 16
VHF, for passing information. For further i Regist Volume 70, No. 135,
D. L. SCOTT
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port Delaware Bay
Notice posted on Friday, January 12, 2007

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