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PHILADELPHIA UPDATE URGENT WEATHER NOTICE11/12/2009 Normal

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Subject:PHILADELPHIA UPDATE URGENT WEATHER NOTICE
Date:Thursday, November 12, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:URGENT URGENT

DELAWARE PILOTS ADV CEASING ALL INBOUND TRAFFIC CAPE HENLOPEN FROM HOURS
OF DARKNESS TONIGHT UNTIL 0645/13TH NOV.

OUTBOUND TRAFFIC PROCEEDING NORMALLY AT PRESENT


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November 12, 2009
To: Maritime Exchange Operations Committee
Maritime Exchange Navigation Group


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 # 21-09]

November 12, 2009

EXPECTED HEAVY WEATHER AND
RECOMMENDED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The Captain of the Port Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that
projections indicate the potential for heavy weather in the coastal and
Bay area of the COTP Zone. The possibility exists that the Port of
Philadelphia and surrounding areas will experience high winds up to 55
miles per hour, coastal flooding and increased seas and surf. All
vessels, facilities, marinas are asked to take adequate precautions and
review the Port Hurricane Contingency Plan, as amended on May 1, 2008,
and their individual Heavy Weather Plan. All vessels, facilities, and
marinas are urged to monitor the weather and prepare for any possible
impact. There are currently no restrictions on the Port of
Philadelphia. The COTP will broadcast notification in the event any
limitations or restrictions are imposed on the zone of the COTP Delaware
Bay. This notification will be broadcasted using VHF-FM radio. The U.S.
Coast Guard will provide the best possible advance notification before
changing port operational status. Ship’s agents should ensure their
ships are provided a copy of the Port Hurricane Contingency Plan. Please
reference the Storm Preparation Checklist for Vessels and Minimum
Recommended Precautionary Measures for Ships and Barges located on the
Homeport website at homeport.uscg.mil/delawarebay.

If there are any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin
or expectations of the Captain of the Port, please contact (215) 271-4807.


MEREDITH L. AUSTIN
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port Delaware Bay


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Notice posted on Thursday, November 12, 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.