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Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2012


October 30, 2012

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


U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay issued the following MSIB which maintains the port at a MODIFIED Condition ZULU.  The MSIB and the 2012 Hurricane Contingency Plan are available on the Maritime Exchange’s  USCG Hurricane Alert web page. 


<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

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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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<span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#1F1F20">[MSIB <span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""># 18-12]

October 30, 2012

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<span-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";layout-grid-mode:line">UPDATE OF HURRICANE READINESS CONDITION ZULU


<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";layout-grid-mode:line">The Captain of the Port is notifying port partners that the port will remain in a modified Hurricane Condition ZULU until further notice. This Marine Safety Information Bulletin is an update to MSIB #17-12, dated October 28, 2012<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#585858">.

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·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Tug and barge movement is authorized to and from anchorages. River anchorages are open to tug and barge traffic only.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Cargo transfer operations may resume following facility assessments and facility reporting to the USCG.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Lightering is not permitted.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Bunkering is not permitted in the anchorage areas of the lower Delaware Bay.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Mariners are directed to exercise extreme caution as aids to navigation may be off station and not watching properly.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Big Stone Anchorage is open to vessels arriving from sea and departing to sea.

·         <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Dredging operations will resume as soon as practicable. All previous navigation restrictions related to dredging are in effect. Mariners are requested to call dredges 2 hours prior to passing.


<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">As it is determined that conditions are safe for navigation, the port will incrementally return to normal operations. Additional restrictions may continue depending on the severity of the hurricane’s impact. The Coast Guard asks for a collaborative effort from port members in reporting any hazardous conditions, off-station aids to navigation or breakaway of vessels

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<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The Port Hurricane Contingency Plan can also be found on Homeport at<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#404040">.  <span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Please refer to the Homeport website or additional

<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">information and checklists. If there are any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:windowtext">expectations of the Captain of the Port, please contact (215) 271-4807.

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<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#161616">K. Moore

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Notice posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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.