Posted   12-02-2022 12:30  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Monroe Energy). Dock soundings were performed at the ship and barge docks on Tuesday 11/22/22. Below are the dock depths after review of the sounding results. Both dock depths have changed.

Ship Dock: Current depth at the ship dock, referenced to the MLLW datum, is changed to 34’00” (10.36 m). The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 33’ 00” (10.05 m).

Barge Dock: Current depth at the barge dock, referenced to the MLLW datum , is change to 29’00”. The terminal has a 1-foot minimum UKC requirement. The maximum allowable FW draft is 28’ 00”.

The hydrographic survey for the ship dock is attached.
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Posted   11-04-2022 16:58  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 11/4). New channel draft for Delaware City is now 28’6” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   10-28-2022 23:39  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Kinkora Range, on 28Oct22 and identified a potential obstruction the navigation. The object is 60’ from the Green Toe and is at 36.8’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth in the area is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlet for reference.



The details of the object are as follows:



Kinkora 1_28Oct22_35.2

Lat: 40 7.421721 N

Lon: 74 46.719726 W

Depth: 36.8’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 7’x4’x4’
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Posted   10-17-2022 18:24  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): Landreth Range object photo.
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Posted   10-17-2022 18:21  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Landreth Range on 17Oct22 and identified two potential obstructions to navigation. The first is potentially two objects 20’ from one another, 43’ from the Green Toe and are at 35.1’ MLLW and 35’ MLLW. It is possible the two are connected. The second is 75’ from the Green Toe and is at 38.3’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth in the area is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlets for reference.

The details of the objects are as follows:

Landreth 1_17Oct22_35.1

Lat: 40 6.2726 N

Lon: 74 50.20712 W

Depth: 35.1’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 6’x5’x4’

Secondary smaller object at 35’ MLLW 20’ downriver

Landreth 2_17Oct22_38.3

Lat: 40 6.28483 N

Lon: 74 50.19097 W

Depth: 38.3’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 6’x5’x4’

Posted   10-14-2022 16:37  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Florence Range, on 14Oct22 and identified two potential obstructions to navigation. The first is 70’ from the Green Toe and is at 35.2’ MLLW, the second is 60’ from the Red Toe and is at 35.5’ MLLW. The authorized channel depth in the area is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlets for reference.

The details of the objects are as follows:


Florence 1_14Oct22_35.2

Lat: 40 7.31103 N

Lon: 74 47.63858 W

Depth: 35.2’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 7’x5’x7’


Florence 2_14Oct22_35.5

Lat: 40 7.62131 N

Lon: 74 48.84641 W

Depth: 35.5’ MLLW

Approximate Dimensions: 13’x7’x5.5’
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Posted   10-07-2022 12:06  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 10/7). New Delaware City Channel draft is 28’-4” MHW with a one foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   09-18-2022 14:34  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Philadelphia Barge Company): The tug Osprey will be tending the deck barge Tor with a core sampling drill rig in position at Lat 39 28’ 6.3876 Lon -75 34’ 50.8224. Outside the channel near the Appoquinimink and Silver Run rivers. The project is scheduled to start Monday 19 Sept 2022. It is expected that the project will be completed in 2 days. A slow bell and no wake is requested for anyone transiting in the area. Tug Osprey is standing by on VHF - Channels 13/16. Cell phone 610-742-0299 for emergencies.

Posted   09-09-2022 17:39  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 9/9). New channel draft for Delaware City is 28’-3” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   08-20-2022 09:46  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Monroe Energy): Dock soundings were performed at the ship and barge docks on Wednesday 8/17/22. Below are the dock depths after review of the sounding results. No change to either the ship or barge dock depths.



Ship Dock: Current depth at the ship dock, referenced to the MLLW datum, is unchanged at 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 surveys for the ship is attached.

Posted   08-05-2022 07:09  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 8/4). New Delaware City Channel Draft is now 28’-00” MHW with a 1’ under keel clearance included.

Posted   07-01-2022 13:45  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 7/1). New channel draft for Delaware City is now 28’-1” MHW with a one foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   06-23-2022 16:52  
By   DJH  
 
(Navy Yard). To all mariners, No Wake at Pier 6 Navy Yard. Crews will be working from small barges removing the rudder from the M/T Normanna. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (June 23-25).

Posted   06-03-2022 08:13  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 6/2). The new channel depth for Delaware City is now 28’-4” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   05-23-2022 21:02  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys performed a survey of the Delaware River, Kinkora Range, on 19May and identified a potential obstruction to navigation.  The object is near centerline and sitting at 36’ MLLW.  The authorized channel depth in this location is 40’ MLLW. Please see the attached chartlet for reference.  The details of the object are as follows:
 
Latitude: 40 7.513668 N
Longitude: 074 46.527416 W
Depth: 36’ MLLW
Approx. Dimensions: 7.5’ x 2.5’ x 3’
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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.
View Attachment 1 (.JPEG)

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.
View Attachment 1 (.JPEG)

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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