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 Daily Port Update

Date:Friday, January 25, 2013


<span-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">7-DAY FORECAST

§  Today<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 23. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

§  Tonight<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 18. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

§  Saturday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

§  Saturday Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Northwest wind around 9 mph.

§  Sunday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

§  Sunday Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

§  Monday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain and sleet between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

§  Monday Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of rain and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

§  Tuesday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

§  Tuesday Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

§  Wednesday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

§  Wednesday Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

§  Thursday<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> Partly sunny, with a high near 42.



January 24, 2013

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:windowtext">To: Maritime Exchange Operations Committee

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:windowtext">       Maritime Exchange Navigation Group



<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">SECTOR COMMANDER


SECTOR DELAWARE BAY<span-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";layout-grid-mode:line">



TEL: (215) 271-4800

FAX: (215) 271-4903




[MSIB # 04-13]

January 24, 2013


<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:windowtext">SEASONAL ICE PROCEDURES <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:windowtext">Ice Condition Two


<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";font-weight:normal">The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice Condition Two<span-family:"Times New Roman","serif";font-weight:normal"> has been set.  This means there have been reports of ice formation throughout the COTP zone.  All masters, ship agents and owners and operators of all vessels, marine facilities and marinas should review and adhere to the following Ice Condition II procedures for the Delaware River and its tributaries, the Delaware Bay, and NJ and DE coasts:

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·         <span-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";layout-grid-mode:line">Only Steel hull vessels may operate north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.

·         Vessels already moored along the Delaware River should frequently check to ensure the vessel is adequately tied up.

·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">In areas where ice is present, but less than 2 inches, vessels must have a propulsion system with a minimum of 1000 horsepower, and be able to maneuver unassisted through the ice without needing to stop, back off and ram the ice.

·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Vessel moorings should be checked frequently to ensure the vessel is adequately moored.

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·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Vessels at anchor should maintain their engines on standby at all times.

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·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Vessel sea chests should be checked regularly for ice buildup and precautions should be taken to ensure that the sea chests are kept clear.

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·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Vessels at anchor should ensure that proper bridge watches are stood at all times.

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·         <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The COTP Sector Delaware Bay may establish additional requirements for specific geographic areas of the COTP Zone if conditions warrant such restrictions.


Please refer to our internet website for additional information regarding ice operations within the Sector Delaware Bay zone at Updates to ice conditions can be heard by calling the Coast Guard Sector Ice Hotline at (215) 271-4995. Mariners are also requested to keep the Coast Guard informed of any major ice developments.  If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or the expectations of the COTP, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4814 or the Situation Unit Controller at (215) 271-4807.

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K. Moore

Captain, U. S. Coast Guard<span-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">

Captain of the Port<span-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";layout-grid-mode:line">

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Notice posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

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