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Subject:PHILADELPHIA UPDATE-- HURRICANE SANDY UPDATE-- USCG CONDITION ZULU
Date:Sunday, October 28, 2012
Priority:Normal
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October 28, 2012

TO:  Maritime Exchange Membership
        Maritime Operations Committee
        Maritime Exchange Navigation Distribution Group

 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay issued the following MSIB intending to set Condition ZULU at 0600 tomorrow for Hurricane Sandy.  The MSIB and the 2012 Hurricane Contingency Plan are available on the Maritime Exchange’s  USCG Hurricane Alert web page. 

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">COMMANDING OFFICER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">U.S. COAST GUARD

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">SECTOR DELAWARE BAY

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">PHILADELPHIA  PA 19147

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">TEL: (215) 271-4800

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">FAX: (215) 271-4833

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<span-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN

<span-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">HURRICANE SANDY

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October 28, 2012

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<span-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">NOTICE OF HURRICANE READINESS CONDITION ZULU<span-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">

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The Capta<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">in <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">of the Port i<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">notifying <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Port partner<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s t<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">hat Hurrican<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">e Con<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">dition Z<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">ULU wi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#131313">ll <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">be <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">set

<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">throughout the port at 0600 o<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">n <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">October 29, 20<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">12 <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">due to the p<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">otential <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">for H<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">urricane S<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">ANDY t<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">o

<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">impact th<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e Pennsyl<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">vania, New Je<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">rsey, <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">and Delawar<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">e <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">tri -state are<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">a. Thi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">s Marin<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Safety Informat<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">ion Bullet<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">in i<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s an <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">update to MSIB <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">#16-12, dated October28<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#7B7B7B">, 201<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">2.

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<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">The Captain <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">of the Po<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">rt Secto<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">r Del<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">aware Bay is notifying mariners that projections indicate the <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">Port of Philadelphi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">a <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">and surroundin<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">g ar<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">eas w<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#131313">ill experien<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">ce hig<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">h wind<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s, seve<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">re the thunderstorm<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s, a<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">nd <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">increased <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">seas, surf <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">and tidal surge. A<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">ll <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">members of <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">the port communi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ty <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">to include <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">vessel owne<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">rs and operators<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">, vesse<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">l <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">agents, pilots<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">, <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">and <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">facility owners <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">and operators ar<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">e to take adequate precautions and to foll<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">ow the P<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ort Hu<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">rricane Contingency Plan<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#7B7B7B">, <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">to in<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">clude Section 406, dated <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">May 17, 20<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">11 <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">and comply wi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">th t<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">he <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">requirements of Section 1200<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">, "S<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">torm Preparati<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">on Checklis<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">ts for <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Vessels and Facilities<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#7B7B7B">" <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">and adh<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">ere to the following:

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·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Vessels must be securely moored and prepared for hurricane conditions<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">.

·         A<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">ll <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">liquid cargo transfer operati<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ons are <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">to be suspended<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">.

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<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Once it ha<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">been determined that the hurricane and severe weat<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">her <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">has passed, the <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">Coast

G<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">uard wi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">ll trans<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">fer into hurrican<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e downgrade condition<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">and <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">conduct por<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">t assessme<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">nts in effort<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">to return the port to no<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">rmal operati<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ons as <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">quickly as possible. Addition<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">al restricti<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">ons m<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ay <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">continue <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">depending on th<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e seve<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">rity <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">of th<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">e hurri<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">cane's impact. Th<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e Coa<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">st Gua<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">rd <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">asks for a collabora<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">tive ef<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">fort <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">from port members <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">in <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">reporting any <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">hazardous condition<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">s <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">or breakaway of vessels<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">.

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Th<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e Port Hurrican<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">e <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">Contingency Plan <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">can <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">also be found on Homepor<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">t at http://www.uscg.mil/DelawareBay/<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#404040">.  Pl<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">ease refe<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#222222">r <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">to <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#323232">the Homeport <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#434343">website or additi<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">onal

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