Posted   08-17-2017 16:56  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Marcus Hook Anchorage: On or about August 25, 2017, Norfolk Dredging Company`s Dredge Essex will commence deepening work in the lower end of Marcus Hook anchorage. The USCG will soon be issuing a MSIB with accompanying safety zone, which will limit Marcus Hook Anchorage to two ships at time, under Sector Command Center management typical to other Marcus Hook dredging projects.

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   08-14-2017 16:31  
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 Grape Ape 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   08-13-2017 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   08-04-2017 00:23  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Deepwater Point Range: Dredge Illinois dredging on the GREEN side of the range. Red side of range clear for passing traffic.

Vessels tending the Illinois are as follows:

· Tug Bering Dawn
· Tug Cajun
· Tug Brangus

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   01-31-2017 18:08  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
****DE – NJ – DELAWARE RIVER - CHERRY ISLAND RANGE REACH - BELLEVUE RANGE REACH-CHANGES TO BUOYAGE AND ESTABLISHMENT OF LIGHTED BUOYS****
On or about Feb 6, 2017, the Coast Guard will make the following changes to the aids to navigation in the Delaware River:
Cherry Island Range Lighted Bell Buoy 1C (LLNR 2965) – the bell will be removed and renamed to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 27 (LLNR 2965). Cherry Island Range Lighted Buoy 2C (LLNR 2970) – renamed Delaware River Lighted Buoy 28 (LLNR 2970).
Cherry Island Range Buoy 3C (LLNR 2995) – buoy will be lighted and renamed Delaware River Lighted Buoy 29 (LLNR 2995) showing FL G 4s.
Cherry Island Range Junction Lighted Bell Buoy CR (LLNR 3020) – the bell will be removed and renamed Delaware River Lighted Buoy 30 (LLNR 3020) showing FL R 6s.
Cherry Island Range Buoy 5C (LLNR 3025) – renamed Delaware River Buoy 31 (LLNR 3025).
Cherry Island Range Buoy 7C (LLNR 3035) – renamed Delaware River Buoy 33 (LLNR 3035).
Cherry Island Range Buoy 4C (LLNR 3030) – will be relocate to approximate position 39°44`09.00"N, 75°29`53.77"W , buoy will be lighted and renamed Delaware River Lighted Buoy 32 (LLNR 3030) showing Q R.
Cherry Island Range Buoy 9C (LLNR 3040) – renamed Delaware River Buoy 35 (LLNR 3040).
Bellevue Range Lighted Buoy 2B (LLNR 3045)- will be relocate to approximate position 39°44`50.56"N, 75°29`27.15"W, and renamed Delaware River Lighted Buoy 36 (LLNR 3045).
Charts: 12311 12312 12313 12314 LNM: 04/17

Posted   09-28-2016 15:56  
By   JCK  
 
DELAWARE RIVER - BUOYAGE REPOSITIONING AND RENAMING

FROM SOUTH TO NORTH:

Liston Range:

Liston Range Lighted Buoy 4L – will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware Bay Main Channel Lighted Buoy 44.

Liston Range Lighted Buoy 6L – will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware Bay Main Channel Lighted Buoy 46.

Liston Range Lighted Buoy 8L – will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware Bay Main Channel Lighted Buoy 48.

Liston Range Lighted Buoy 7L – will be relocate to approximate position 39-26-19.342N 075-32-36.487W and changed to Delaware Bay Main Channel Lighted Buoy 49.

Liston Range Buoy 10L – will be discontinued.


Baker Range:

Baker Range Lighted Buoy 1B - will change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 1DR.

Baker Range Lighted Buoy 2B - will change to Delaware River Light 2.

Baker Range Lighted Buoy 3B - will change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 3.


Reedy Island Range:

Reedy Island Range Buoy 1R – Will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware River Buoy 5.

Reedy Island Range Lighted Buoy 2R – Will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 6.

Reedy Island Range Buoy 4R – Will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 8, change aid to Lighted Buoy, and relocated to 39-30-35.730N 075-33-08.090.

Reedy Island Range Lighted Buoy 5R - Will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 9, and relocated to position 39- 31-01.580N 075-33-11.690W.

Reedy Island Range Lighted Wreck Buoy WR10 – Will be renamed/renumbered to Delaware River Lighted Wreck Buoy WR10.

Reedy Island Range Buoy 3R – Discontinue.

Reedy Island Range Buoy 6R - Discontinue.


New Castle Range Aids:

New Castle Range Lighted Buoy 1N - will change to Delaware River Buoy 11.

New Castle Range Buoy 2N - will change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 12.

New Castle Range Lighted Buoy 3N - will change to Delaware River Lighted Gong Buoy 13.

Fort Delaware Light 5N - will change to Delaware River Light 15.

New Castle Range Lighted Buoy 7N - will change to Delaware River Lighted Gong Buoy 17.


Bulkhead Bar Range Reach Aids:

Bulkhead Bar Range Lighted Buoy 2B - will change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 18.

Bulkhead Bar Range Lighted Buoy 4B - will change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 20.


Cherry Island Range Aids:

Cherry Island Range Lighted Bell Buoy 1C – Remove bell and change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 27.

Cherry Island Range Lighted Buoy 2C - Changed to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 28.

Cherry Island Range Lighted Buoy 3C – Change to lighted buoy and change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 29.

Cherry Island Range Junction Lighted Bell Buoy CR (LLNR 3020) – Remove bell and change to lighted buoy and change to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 30.

Cherry Island Range Buoy 5C – Change to Delaware River Buoy 31.

Cherry Island Range Buoy 7C – Change to Delaware River Buoy 33.

Cherry Island Range Buoy 4C – Relocate to position 39°44`09.00"N, 75°29`53.77"W, change to lighted buoy and rename to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 34.

Cherry Island Range Buoy 9C –Change to Delaware River Buoy 35

Establish Delaware River Lighted Buoy 36 at position 39°44`25.68"N, 75°29`43.14"W


Bellevue Range Aids:

Bellevue Range Lighted Buoy 2B - Relocate to position 39°44`50.56"N, 75°29`27.15"W, and change name to Delaware River Lighted Buoy 38.

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.