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Subject:philadelphia update
Date:Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:January 28, 2009
To: Maritime Exchange Maritime Operations Committee


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 # 06-09]

January 28, 2009

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY IMPOSED ON VESSELS ARRIVING TO THE UNITED STATES FROM
VENEZUELA

The Captain of the Port Sector Delaware Bay is notifying the maritime
community that the United States Coast Guard announced on January 16,
2009 in the Federal Register (FR Vol. 74, No. 11, pg. 3092-3093) certain
condition of entry requirements for vessels arriving to the U.S. that
visited Venezuelan ports within their last five port calls on or after
January 23, 2009.

As of that date, ships that call at a port in Venezuela must, at a
minimum, ensure the following security measures are/were implemented for
the entire Venezuelan port call; measures equivalent to security level 2
in the ship’s security plan; each access point on the ship must be
guarded and that the guards had total visual access to the exterior of
the ship; the ship’s Security Officer executed (or attempted to execute)
a Declaration of Security with the port facility; and all security
actions were logged in the ship’s log. The vessel’s master must report
all security measures that were implemented during the Venezuelan port
call to the Captain of the Port at least 24 hours prior to arrival in
U.S. waters. Failure to properly implement these actions may result in
delay or denial of entry into the United States.

All vessels meeting the above criteria will be boarded or examined by the
Coast Guard either prior to entering port or prior to conducting cargo
operations to validate the required actions were taken. Based on the
findings of the Coast Guard boarding or examination, vessels may be
required to ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded by armed
security guards and that they have total visibility of the exterior (both
landside and waterside) of the vessel during the entire port call. The
number and location of the guards must be acceptable to the Captain of
the Port. For those vessels that have demonstrated good security
compliance and have good documentation that the measures outlined above
were implemented while in the Venezuelan port, the armed security guard
requirements will normally be waived.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin please
contact the Port State Control Branch staff at (215) 271-4887 or the
Situational Unit Controller at (215) 271-4807.


D. L. SCOTT
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port Delaware Bay


The MSIB is also available at the Maritime Exchange website.





Hazardous weather condition(s):


Dense Fog Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook


This Afternoon: Rain likely. Areas of fog before 4pm. Otherwise, cloudy,
with a high near 37. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch
possible.

Tonight: A chance of rain showers before 9pm, then a chance of snow
showers between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly
cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a west wind between 10 and 20
mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation
expected.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind between 7 and 9
mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Light west wind.

Friday: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near
37. Calm wind becoming west between 4 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 20%.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

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Hazardous marine condition(s):
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Small Craft Advisory



ANZ400-290230-
1005 AM EST WED JAN 28 2009


.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST TODAY. A
COLD FRONT TRAILING FROM THE LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD ACROSS THE
REGION THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT MAY MOVE ACROSS THE
AREA FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY, THEN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS BACK IN
FOR THE WEEKEND.

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ANZ452>455-290230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
1005 AM EST WED JAN 28 2009

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING


TODAY
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...BECOMING S
20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT. RAIN AND FOG WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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Notice posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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.