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Subject:upriver anchorage restrictions---urgent
Date:Friday, October 12, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:SECTOR COMMANDER
U.S. COAST GUARD
SECTOR DELAWARE BAY
1 WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
TEL: (215) 271-4800
FAX: (215) 271-4899
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
[MSIB # 19-07]
October 12, 2007
UPRIVER ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, in the Delaware River,
Marcus Hook Range, October 17, 2007 thru November 28, 2007. The ACOE 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.
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
COTP 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 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 and shall contact
the dredge operator on channel 13 or 16 VHF, for passing information. For
further information see Federal Register, Volume 70, No. 135, July 15,
2005.
D. L. SCOTT
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port Delaware Bay
Notice posted on Friday, October 12, 2007

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