Posted   10-30-2020 11:04    
MSIB 26-20

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SPEED RESTRICTION IMPOSED TO PROTECT
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES

The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay advises all vessels transiting the Mid-Atlantic Ocean that the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established regulations which implement a 10-knot speed
restriction for all vessels 65 ft (19.8 m) or greater in specified locations (called Seasonal Management Areas or
SMAs) during certain times of the year along the east coast of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. These regulations are
designed to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing the likelihood of collisions between ships
and whales.
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Posted   10-06-2020 11:23    
USCG HQ MSIB 19-20

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MALICIOUS EMAIL SPOOFING INCIDENTS

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) is intended to highlight several recent cyber events involving increasingly sophisticated malicious email spoofing techniques within the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The types of reported spoofing attacks included impersonating Coast Guard (uscg.mil) email addresses, and Coast Guard industry communications regarding Area Maritime Security Committee meetings. In one case, the opening of a malicious file caused a network compromise that resulted in additional spoofed emails that were sent to MTS port partners. These types of attacks have potential cascading consequences, and impacted organizations should immediately notify all affected stakeholders and local authorities. Coast Guard units along with Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels should be on high alert and remain vigilant for similar cyber threats within your areas of responsibility.
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Posted   09-25-2020 08:51    
Sector Delaware Bay MSIB 24-20

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER MAINTENANCE DREDGING


The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners of maintenance dredging projects that are scheduled
to occur in the upper Delaware River beginning September , 2020, through February 1, 2021. These dredging
operations will take place between Riverview Channel and Newbold Channel located on Navigational Chart
12314.
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Posted   09-17-2020 14:06    
SEC DB BNM 179-20
Delaware River
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT BOTH RED NAVIGATION LIGHTS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE IN THE DELAWARE RIVER HAVE BEEN REPORTED EXTINGUISHED. VESSELS TRANSITING THE AREA SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Posted   07-31-2020 09:30    
Sector Delaware Bay MSIB 18-20

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UPDATED SECTOR DELAWARE BAY NAVIGATION SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEVIATION REQUEST FORM

In an effort to improve response times and align with other Captain of the Port (COTP) zones, an updated Sector Delaware Bay Navigation Safety Equipment Deviation Request form, otherwise known as a Letter of Deviation request, is being released for use within the Delaware Bay COTP zone. Mariners are asked to use this updated form when requesting a deviation from navigation safety equipment requirements, per 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §164.55. As a reminder, making such a request does not relieve the vessel of the requirement to report inoperable equipment on a Notice of Arrival per 33 CFR §160.206.
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Posted   03-02-2020 09:12    
USCG MSIB 05-20

Reporting Requirements for Vessels with Inoperable Navigation Equipment

U. S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay has noted an increase in the number of vessels failing to report inoperable navigation equipment prior to transiting through the Delaware Bay Captain of the Port (COTP) zone. As a reminder, all self-propelled vessels of 1600 or more gross tons when operating in the navigable waters of the United States are required to report inoperable navigation equipment as required by Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 164.

Non-operating equipment must be reported to each COTP zone which a vessel will transit through. For example, vessels transiting to and from Baltimore utilizing the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and passing through the Delaware Bay enroute to and from sea are required to report inoperable equipment to Sector Delaware Bay. A vessel is required to make this report regardless if they call upon a port or anchorage within the Delaware Bay or River. On a case-by-case basis, the COTP may impose restrictions (commonly known as a Letter of Deviation) on the vessel with inoperable equipment to ensure the safety of the port and vessel.

Submission of an Advanced Notice of Arrival (ANOA) does not meet the reporting requirement for inoperable equipment. Vessels are required per 33 CFR 164.53 to report inoperable navigation equipment including radar, radio navigation receivers, gyrocompass, echo depth sounding device, AIS, Electronic Position Fixing Device, ARPA, and primary steering gear.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or to submit a request, please contact the Sector Delaware Bay Port State Control Division at (215) 271-4887 or SecDelBay.PortState@uscg.mil.




S. E. Anderson
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port
Sector Delaware Bay
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