|Date:||Friday, November 28, 2008|
|Notice:||November 26, 2008 |
To: Maritime Exchange Navigation Group
U.S. COAST GUARD
SECTOR DELAWARE BAY
1 WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHI, PA 19147
TEL: (215) 271-4800
FAX: (215) 271-4899
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
[MSIB # 19-08]
November 26, 2008
UPRIVER ANCHORAGE RESTRICTIONS
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, in the Delaware River,
Marcus Hook Range,
November 26, 2008 thru December 15, 2008. The dredge Charleston has
completed dredging of the main ship channel of the Marcus Hook Range. The
main ship channel is now clear for transiting vessels. The Charleston will
relocate and begin dredging the berth at Conoco-Philips, Trainer on
December 1 - 15,2008. The Charleston's submerged pipeline will remain in
the anchorage during this time.
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 2 vessels at a time to anchor in Anchorage 7, one at
the upper and lower end of the anchorage. 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,
D. L. SCOTT
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port Delaware Bay
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|Notice posted on Friday, November 28, 2008|
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.