Posted   05-18-2022 15:39  
By   DJH  
 
(Monroe Energy): Dock soundings were performed at the ship and barge docks on Thursday 5/5/22. Below are the dock depths after review of the sounding results. The ship dock has a change but not the barge dock.



Ship Dock: Current depth at the ship dock, referenced to the MLLW datum, is revised to 38’00” (11.58 m). The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 37’ 00” (11.27 m).



Barge Dock: Current depth at the barge dock, referenced to the MLLW datum , is unchanged at 30’00”. The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 29’ 00”.



The hydrographic survey for the ship dock is attached.
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Posted   05-09-2022 15:11  
By   DJH  
 
(Per: NOAA). Scaffolding on the Chesapeake City Bridge will be installed this week. The air gap sensor on the Bridge has already been reduced by 18 inches in anticipation of the scaffolding being in place. Work will commence in May 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in the Fall 2022. When installed, the scaffolding will be in place for only half the bridge at a time. The side where there is no scaffolding will have full clearance with no reduction in air gap.

Posted   04-24-2022 17:44  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Northstar Marine): The LB Vision will be working off the lower end of Packer Ave on the NJ side of the river. They are taking bottom samples in preparation for dredging the turning basin. The vessel will only be working during daylight hours and are standing by on VHF channels 10 and 13. They should be there until approximately the evening on Tuesday, April 26th. The vessel is able to move but requests that you please give a minimum of 1 hour notice. Vessel cell is (609) 675-1272
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Posted   04-12-2022 20:16  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex has started dredging operations on lower Deepwater Range. Please contact the dredge 30 minutes prior to your arrival on VHF-13. Dredge phone number (757) 353-0455

Posted   04-07-2022 21:54  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 4/7). The new channel draft for Delaware City is now 29’-4” MHW with a one foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   03-30-2022 20:04  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex is working on the red side of Cherry Island Range. The green side is clear of pipeline and open for inbound and outbound vessel traffic. Please contact the Dredge 30 minutes prior to transiting the area on VHF Channel 13. Dredge phone number (757) 353-0455

Posted   03-26-2022 22:38  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex will be completed with dredging on the green side of Cherry Island Range on Sunday morning (3/27). They will begin working the red side and request an hour notice to transit the range. The pipeline will still be on the green side and the dredge will move out of the way for inbound and outbound vessels. The dredge still requests at least an hour and a half notice prior to any traffic entering or exiting the Christina River. Please contact the dredge on VHF-13. Dredge phone number (757) 353-0455

Posted   03-07-2022 22:26  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 3/7). New channel draft for Del City is now 29’-2” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   02-07-2022 09:06  
By   DJH  
 
(Balzano Marine Terminal): Please see attached berth soundings recently taken at SJPC Balzano Terminal for berths 2, 3, & 4. Maintenance dredging is in the process of being scheduled and new post-dredge soundings will be sent out when completed. Please see recap information below:



Berth 2 :

700’ = 24’ through 1050’ = 30’



Berth 3 :

1050’ = 30’ through 1550’ = 36’



Berth 4 :

1550’ = 36’ through 2650’ = 38’
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Posted   02-02-2022 20:21  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 2/2). New Delaware City Channel draft is now 29’-01” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   01-24-2022 16:13  
By   DJH  
 
(Monroe Energy): Post Dredging Soundings were performed at the ship and barge docks on Wednesday 1/19/22. Below are the dock depths after review of the sounding results. The ship dock is back to full depth.

Ship Dock: Current depth at the ship dock, referenced to the MLLW datum, is revised to 40’00” (12.19 m). The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 39’ 00” (11.88 m).

Barge Dock: Current depth at the barge dock, referenced to the MLLW datum , is unchanged at 30’00”. The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 29’ 00”.

The hydrographic survey for the ship dock is attached.
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Posted   01-12-2022 19:27  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): Marcus Hook Anchorage is now open. All submerged pipeline and head section anchors have been removed from the anchorage. The dredge Essex and support will be towing to Wilmington harbor from green buoy #47 tomorrow morning.

Posted   01-12-2022 07:58  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE performed a confirmatory survey of the reported object below on 5Jan2022. We have confirmed that the object has moved approximately 1500’ downriver from the location reported on 20Dec2021. It is currently sitting at 36.9’ MLLW. I have attached a chartlet calling out the new location. The position of the object as found on 5Jan22 is as follows:



Latitude: 40 1.183641 N

Longitude: 075 1.23511 W

Depth: 36.9’ MLLW
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Posted   01-05-2022 15:44  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 1/5). New Delaware City channel draft is 29’-00” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   12-22-2021 13:52  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE performed a confirmatory survey of the reported object below yesterday, 20Dec. We have confirmed that object has moved approximately 150’ upriver. It has maintained the same shape and is currently sitting at 35.2’ MLLW. The position of the object as found yesterday is as follows:



Latitude: 40 1.269356 N

Longitude: 075 0.937663 W

Depth: 35.2’ MLLW
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Posted   12-18-2021 10:47  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): Attached is latest Port of Bucks County Exam, surveyed on 13 Dec 21.
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Posted   12-01-2021 18:59  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 12/1). New channel draft for Delaware City is now 28’-10” MHW which includes a 1’ under keel clearance.

Posted   11-29-2021 15:15  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey on 10 November at the Port of Bucks County. Please see attached.
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Posted   11-23-2021 02:44  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey on 8 November of the Delaware River, Marcus Hook Anchorage and identified a potential obstruction to navigation.

The object is located at:

Latitude: 39 48.483104 N
Longitude: 075 23.723156W
Depth: 39’ MLLW
Ref to Channel: In 40’ section of Marcus Hook Anchorage, 400’ from the outside edge of the anchorage.
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Posted   11-16-2021 20:58  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey on 15 November of the Delaware River, Edgewater Range and identified a potential obstruction to navigation.
The mass of the object appears to stick up to 38.2’ MLLW, but there are smaller areas that reach up to 31.3’ MLLW. The position of the object is:

Latitude: 40 04.39824 N
Longitude: 074 54.11119 W
Depth: 31.3’ MLLW
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Posted   11-15-2021 14:07  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Tacony Range and identified a potential obstruction to navigation. After collecting a high density survey, the obstruction appears to be an object roughly 30’ in length, with a minimum depth of 35.4’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlet for reference. The position of the object is:



Latitude: 40 1.261513 N

Longitude: 075 0.967336 W

Depth: 35.4’ MLLW
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Posted   10-30-2021 11:25  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 10/29). New Channel Depth for Delaware City is now 29’-03” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   10-13-2021 18:58  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The main navigation channel is open to all traffic on Marcus Hook Range. The Dredge Essex is working in the upper end of MHA and vessels should avoid that area. The lower end of MHA is open to 1 vessel anchored at a time, with a 12 hour limit, per USCG. Any vessel transiting the area should contact the Dredge Essex on VHF Ch 13, 45 minutes in advance.
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Posted   10-07-2021 14:08  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): The following previously reported obstructions have been removed. The locations have been surveyed and cleared by USACE surveys as of 30Sep2021:



Newbold_17Sep21_34.7

Phila Harbor_16Sep21_39.1

Wilm Har 1_14Sep21_26

Marcus Hook 1_31Aug21_38.5

Liston 1_11Aug21_43.0

Liston 1_24Sep21_44.3

Posted   09-30-2021 16:59  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): Attached is latest Port of Bucks County channel exam survey from the Corps of Engineers. There is significant shoaling within the port believed to be the result of high sediment flows during Hurricane Ida.
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Posted   09-29-2021 16:17  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 9/29). Delaware City new channel depth at MHW is 28’-11” with a 1 foot under keel clearance included in the calculations.

Posted   09-24-2021 17:21  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): Please find attached chartlets calling out three additional potential obstructions on Liston Range. USACE Surveys found these obstructions during a survey of Liston Range on 24Sep21. Location, dimensions and depths are below. We are planning to collect another survey of this area on Monday, 27Sep, to confirm these as stationary objects.



Liston 1_24Sep21_44.3

Latitude: 39 24.939143 N

Longitude: 075 30.836528 W

Depth: 44.3’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 3’ x 3’ x 2’



Liston 2_24Sep21_43.2

Latitude: 39 25.824533 N

Longitude: 075 31.884229 W

Depth: 43.2’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 3’ x 3’ x 2’



Liston 3_24Sep21_43.2

Latitude: 39 25.920183 N

Longitude: 075 31.962881 W

Depth: 43.2’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 4’ x 3’ x 2’
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Posted   09-22-2021 22:19  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex is continuing its dredging operations in Marcus Hook Channel. Vessels transiting through the area should contact the Dredge Essex on VHF Ch 13, 45 minutes prior to arriving at Marcus Hook to establish passing arrangements. Dredge Essex phone number 757-353-0455. Please see the attached for the location of the dredge.
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Posted   09-20-2021 16:37  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Newbold Range on 17 Sep and identified a potential navigation obstruction. After collecting a high density survey, the obstruction appears to be an unknown object of approximate dimensions 5’ x 4’ x 3’, with a minimum depth of 34.7’’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlet for reference. The position of the object is:



Latitude: 40 8.147665 N N

Longitude: 074 45.336861 W

Depth: 34.7’ MLLW
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Posted   09-18-2021 19:42  
By   DJH  
 
USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Philadelphia Harbor Range on 16 Sep and identified a potential navigation obstruction. After collecting a high density survey, the obstruction appears to be a boulder of approximate dimensions 4.5’ x 2.5’ x 1’, with a minimum depth of 39.1’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlet for reference. The position of the object is:



Latitude: 39 57.764199 N

Longitude: 075 7.807885 W

Depth: 39.1’ MLLW
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