Posted   10-13-2017 20:59  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
New Castle Range: Pipeline work that was previously scheduled for Sunday 10/15 has been rescheduled to Tuesday 10/17 from 0900 to 1300. During this time the main channel will be restricted and vessels will be unable to transit. Vessels can contact the Dredge Illinois for more information on VHF ch 13.

Posted   10-06-2017 20:43  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
New Castle Range: Dredging work will commence under the new maintenance contract 10/7 in the New Castle Range. The dredge IL will tow down to New Castle Range late on 10/6 and position for dredging operations. - Saturday – 10/07/17 – Dredge IL will commence dredging operations on the RED side of the channel between buoy 13 and Pea Patch Island.

Posted   10-06-2017 00:45  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Marcus Hook dredge pipeline operations: Submerged line work will be taking place near the dredge Charleston within the next few days. The estimated location of our submerged line is shown on the drawing in the circular targets numbered 5 thru 14. We are going to lay the line around the south end of the anchorage and then upriver about 50’ inside of the toe on the red side of the channel. Please keep deeper draft ships to the center and green side of the channel in this area. The Charleston will also be working the red side as it advances inbound. The crew will continue work on/adjust the floating and submerged pipelines as needed. If you see boats/derricks around the pipeline or our equipment barges, we request a SLOW BELL. We’ll advise of any major pipeline operations. See Chart for more info:
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Posted   09-05-2017 00:35  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Marcus Hook Range: The Dredge CHARLESTON is working on the RED side at the lower end of the range. The Dredge Operator will standby on channels #13 and #16 VHF-FM. Traffic should call 30 minutes prior to expected time of passage. Support equipment includes tender boats Pusher 11, Duke and Captain Ed.

Posted   08-22-2017 14:04  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Billingsport Range: PBF Paulsboro pipeline removal operations will commence Thursday, August 17th. Work will be taking place along the GREEN edge of the channel and will involve spud barge(s), support boats, and divers in the water around times of slack tide. Tug Joker will be monitoring channel 13. Advance notice of passage as well as slow bell is requested. Lighted marker buoys will be placed outside the channel to support project/warn of obstructions.

Posted   08-15-2017 16:22  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Bellevue/Marcus Hook Ranges:Buoys relocated for deepening project. On approximately August 22th Coast Guard will temporary relocate the following 5 aids 200ft outside the channel limit, positions listed below. These 5 aids have between 105 and 110ft of chain. As for Buoy 40 and 42, they will be positioned 200ft outside the new channel limit, to facilitate the widening of approximately 150ft during dredge operations. Marcus Hook Anchorage buoy A will be temporary discontinued.

Delaware River Lighted Buoy 38 (3110) - Temporary Relocate to 39-45-28.845N/075-28-49.665W
Delaware River Lighted Buoy 40 (3120) - Temporary Relocate to 39-46-39.200N/075-27-43.225W
Delaware River Lighted Buoy 42 (3130) - Temporary Relocate to 39-47-02.350N/075-27-11.665W
Delaware River Lighted Buoy 44 (3155) - Temporary Relocate to 39-47-24.275N/075-26-34.715W
Delaware River Lighted Buoy 46 (3160) - Temporary Relocate to 39-47-41.400N/075-25-59.985W
Marcus Hook Anchorage Buoy A (3165) - Temporary Discontinue
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Posted   08-13-2017 18:26  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Pier 84, Philadelphia Harbor: From Aug 14 until mid-October 2017, a barge will be positioned on the offshore end of Pier 84 making repairs to the pier.

Posted   08-07-2017 19:52  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Marcus Hook Range: An object has been found just outside the GREEN edge of MH range, below 9M with minimum depth of 35` MLLW. See attached chart for details.
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Posted   08-03-2017 13:49  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Racon buoy "CH" in Cape Henlopen Pilot Area off statio 1/2nm SSE of charted position. Discrepancy reported and awaiting USCG buoy tender for resolution.

Posted   05-05-2017 16:01  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
USACE Survey Section identified a potential object in the lower part of Marcus Hook Range during a survey conducted 04 May 2017. The minimum depth of the object is 39.5 MLLW.

LATITUDE: 39 47.196871 N
LONGITUDE: 075 27.309784 W
APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 4` Diameter, 3` Height, Min Depth 39.5`, 75` from PA side of channel.

See attached chartlet for details.
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Posted   04-13-2017 17:54  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
The USACE has identified a "potential rock mound" on Chester Range in position 39deg 49.56336 N 075 deg 22.66362 W. The obstruction is located 40` inside the green edge of the channel and is approximately 0.2nm above buoy 1C.

Posted   03-24-2017 19:12  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Per PRPA: Work barges currently moored on pier faces (directly abutting channel) of piers 82 and 84 in harbor. Barge will be at 82 until approx mid-April. Barge will be at 84 until fall of 2017.

Posted   08-11-2016 15:02  
By   JCK  
 
Marcus Hook Range - Front Range Light

The Marcus Hook RF is operating at reduced intensity.

Posted   05-18-2016 17:23  
By   JCK  
 
DE – DELAWARE RIVER – FRANKFORD UPPER RANGE FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS REBUILD
On or about May 19th, the Coast Guard will construct new Frankford Range Lights. Frankford Channel Upper Directional Light and Frankford Channel Upper Directional Passing Light will be discontinued. Characteristics for the new range will be:
FRANKFORD UPPER FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 3715) in approximate position 40-01-12.846N, 075-01-21.246W, Q G (Day/Night), Lighted throughout 24 hours. Visible 1.5 deg either side of rangeline.
FRANKFORD UPPER REAR LIGHT (LLNR 3718) in approximate position 40-01-34.455N, 075-00-30.701W, Occ 4s G (Day/Night), Lighted throughout 24 hours, 1.5 deg either side of rangeline.
REAR PASSING LIGHT (LLNR 3719) in approximate position 40-01-34.455N, 075-00-30.701W, Fl W 4s, on same structure as Rear Light.
Chart 12314
LNM: 20/16

Posted   11-16-2015 15:26  
By   AMANDA N BOONE -- USCG MIL   [USCG]
 
NJ/DE - DELAWARE RIVER (CHART 12314)

MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT REPAINTING AND MISCELLANEOUS IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED FROM MID NOVEMBER, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2017 AT THE INTERSTATE 276/DELAWARE RIVER TURNPIKE BRIDGE ACROSS DELAWARE RIVER, AT MILE 121.2, IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, PA AND BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ. ALL WORK ON THE BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE WILL BE PERFORMED 7 AM TO 7 PM DURING THE WEEK AND 6 AM TO 6 PM ON THE WEEKENDS. THE OVERHEAD WORK WILL NEVER OCCUPY MORE THAN 55% OF THE CHANNEL AND WILL REDUCE THE VERTICAL CLEARANCE BY 5 FT. THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY CAN BE CONTACTED AT 856-429-3400. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THE AREA.