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PHILADELPHIA -- MARCUS HOOK DREDGING10/07/2008 Normal

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Subject:PHILADELPHIA -- MARCUS HOOK DREDGING
Date:Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:October 7, 2008

To: Maritime Operations Committee

The COTP has issued the following MSIB regarding Marcus Hook Anchorage
restrictions. The MSIB is also available on the Maritime Exchange web site
at: http://www.maritimedelriv.com/Port_Security/USCG/USCG_MSIB.htm

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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 # 14-08]

October 06, 2008

UPRIVER ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS

The U.S. Coast Guard has established a safety zone, in the Delaware River,
Marcus Hook Range, October 08, 2008 thru November 08, 2008. The ACOE will
be conducting dredging operations in Marcus Hook Anchorage (Anchorage
7). Vessels transiting the Marcus Hook Range will be advised to remain
in the main ship channel and avoid transiting through the anchorage.
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



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Notice posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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.