<span-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#000066">October 18, 2014
To: Maritime Exchange Navigation Group
Forwarding the following from the Mariners’ Advisory Committee for the Bay and River Delaware for your information:
Sector Delaware Bay - Philadelphia, PA
ATTENTION: THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD IS INFORMING ALL MARINERS THAT THE SAFETY ZONE FOR REEDY POINT ANCHORAGE SOUTH, ANNOUNCED IN MSIB #36-14, IS NOW IN AFFECT. VESSELS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ANCHOR IN THE AREA DESCRIBED IN MSIB
#36-14. VESSELS TRANSITING TO OR FROM THE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE THE AREA FOR TRANSIT. BELOW IS A RE-LISTING OF MSIB #36-14 WITH THE INFORMATION ON REEDY POINT SOUTH ANCHORAGE IN ALL CAPS.
U.S. COAST GUARD
SECTOR DELAWARE BAY
1 WASHINGTON AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
TEL: (215) 271-4800
FAX: (215) 271-4833
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
[MSIB # 36-14]
September 24, 2014
NORFOLK DREDGING NEW CASTLE RANGE DREDGING
Norfolk Dredging will be conducting dredge operations in New Castle Range of the Delaware River beginning October 1, 2014 and ending on November 15, 2014. During this operation the U.S. Coast Guard will be establishing a safety zone
closing Pea Patch Island ancho rage #5 and the upper portion of Reedy Point South anchorage #3. All vessels will be prohibited from transiting or anchoring in Pea Patch Island anchorage #5 for the duration of the operation. THE SAFETY ZONE FOR REEDY POINT
SOUTH ANCHORAGE #3 WILL BE NORTH OF A LINE DRAWN BETWEEN POSITIONS 39°33’7.5”N, 75°33’2.0”W AND 39°33’8.8”N, 75°32’31.8”W, AS CHARTED ON NOAA CHART 12311. VESSELS TRANSITING TO OR FROM THE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL WILL TRANSIT THROUGH THIS AREA TO AVOID
INTERFERING WITH THE DREDGE ESSEX AND ALL RELATED DREDGE EQUIPMENT. A BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS AND LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN THE SAFETY ZONE FOR ANCHORAGE #3 IS ESTABLISHED.
The dredge ESSEX will be operating in New Castle Range, working from north to south in the channel, starting in the vicinity of Killcohook National Wildlife Refuge. Mariners are cautioned to remain a safe distance away from the dredge,
buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires, and related equipment. Submerged pipeline will be placed to facilitate dredging. Monitor VHF channel 16 for information on the pipe-laying operation.
Traffic should call the dredge ESSEX at least 30 minutes prior to passage. The dredge ESSEX will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and operate at minimum steerage speed to reduce wake when transiting
Any questions should be directed to the Coast Guard Command Center at (215) 271-4807 or channel 16 VHF.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay