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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Posted   09-16-2021 10:42  
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   09-14-2021 16:44  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): Please find attached chartlet calling out a possible obstruction in Wilmington Harbor. USACE Surveys found a potential obstruction during a survey of Wilmington Harbor today, 14Sept21. The object is protruding on an angle from the bottom and sticking up to 26’ MLLW (10 feet above seafloor) and is 80’ North of centerline. It is approximately 30’ in length.
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Posted   09-09-2021 10:54  
By   DJH  
 
(Per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex has started 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.

Posted   09-01-2021 16:11  
By   DJH  
 
(Per US Army Corps): USACE Surveys found a potential obstruction during a survey of Marcus Hook Range on 31 Aug 21. The object is protruding on an angle from the bottom and sticking up to 38.5’ MLLW (8 feet proud of the bottom) and is 120’ inside of red toe. It is approximately 40’ in length and 3’ wide. We are planning to collect another survey of this area to determine if the object is stationary on Friday, 3 September and will update at that time.
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Posted   08-31-2021 13:05  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. (As of 8/31). Delaware City new channel depth at MHW is now 29’-00” with a one foot under keel clearance included in the calculations.

Posted   08-30-2021 11:55  
By   DJH  
 
Dredge Essex will be setting up pipeline in the Marcus Hook anchorage area over the next several days. Potential anchorage restrictions will be in place Wednesday, September 1st at 2000 hours. Timeframe for restrictions will be updated on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted   08-26-2021 20:45  
By   DJH  
 
The Dredge Essex has completed its dredging operation on New Castle Range. The dredge will be shifting up to Marcus Hook Range to begin operations on Tuesday, August 31st. Restrictions on Marcus Hook Anchorage will go into effect at 0800 Tuesday morning. More details to follow.

Posted   08-17-2021 19:48  
By   DJH  
 
Please find attached chartlet calling out a potential obstruction on Liston Range.  USACE surveys found a potential obstruction during an exam survey of Liston Range. It is currently sitting at 43.2’ MLLW. The USACE will continue to monitor the location of the object and are currently working on a plan for removal.
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Posted   07-28-2021 17:47  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. As of 7/28 the new channel draft for Delaware City is now 29’-1” MHW with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.

Posted   06-30-2021 15:33  
By   DJH  
 
Delaware City. Bulkhead Shoal Channel. As of 6/30 - The new channel depth for Del City is now 29’-7” MHW with a 1’ under keel clearance included.

Posted   06-21-2021 17:26  
By   DJH  
 
(Per USACE): Please see attached chartlet calling out a potential obstruction above grade on Enterprise Range located by USACE surveys. This object was first found on a survey collected 16June, and confirmed today, 21June.
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Posted   06-18-2021 16:44  
By   DJH  
 
Monroe Energy Trainer. As of 6/9/21.
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”.

Posted   06-11-2021 14:22  
By   DJH  
 
POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTION- Mantua Creek Anchorage(per USACE):
USACE performed a confirmatory survey of the area on June 11 and determined that this area is clear of any obstructions.
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Posted   06-07-2021 15:41  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Skipjack/GSOE Offshore Wind survey activities(per Ørsted):
Site investigation survey operations are underway for the 2021 season in our mid-Atlantic lease areas. Please see the attached Mariners Briefing for vessel activities. These updates will be posted to our website (https://us.orsted.com/mariners) for the duration of the survey season. Please note the updated graphics for each project area.
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Posted   06-03-2021 16:09  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Delaware City (Bulkhead Shoal Channel) survey: Channel draft for Delaware City is now 29’-11” at Mean High Water with a 1 foot under keel clearance included.
Depth for #2 dock is 30’-00” MLW.

Posted   06-01-2021 13:06  
By   DJH  
 
Object removal work (per USACE): The USACE barge ELIZABETH is working in the C&D Canal June 1 through June 9. The following locations will addressed. The Elizabeth will be spudded down and requests 30 minutes notice prior to transiting the area. They kindly request a call on VHF Channel 13.

North Bank
Summit West 39.541671, -75.748737
Saint Georges 39.555326, -75.645431
Biddle`s Point 39.554044, -75.618858
West of Summit Mar 39.543475, -75.719518

South Bank
Joy Run 4 39.541364, -75.689929
Saint Georges West 39.544393, -75.665454
East of Reedy Bridge 39.558073, -75.579432
East of Overhead lines 39.536807, -75.7640415


The direct cell number for the Elizabeth is (757) 477-3786.

Posted   05-25-2021 19:23  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Survey Activities in Maryland Offshore Wind Lease Area (per US Wind):
please see the attached document for more information
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Posted   05-25-2021 19:18  
By   JSG   [Pilots` Association for the Bay and River DE]
 
Maryland Wind Energy Area LIDAR Buoy deployment(per US Wind):
US Wind deployed a meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) buoy in the Maryland offshore lease area on May 19, 2021, to collect wind and marine life data off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. The Floating Light Detection and Ranging (“LiDAR”) buoy uses an eye-safe, continuous wave laser to measure wind speeds and direction across the turbine height. These measurements, along with surface meteorology and ocean condition observations will help inform US Wind’s energy production estimates and project design.
The buoy was deployed in position 38°21`10.74"N 74°45`12.66"W. It will allow US Wind to collect an array of advanced environmental and wildlife data through sensors that enable the monitoring of bats, birds, fish, and other marine mammals to determine the presence, frequency, and distribution within the lease area. Subsets of the metocean observations will be posted publicly on US Wind’s website. Cleanly powered by solar panels and wind turbines, along with an onboard fuel cell and battery back-up system, the buoy will be deployed within the lease area for two years.
Please see the attached chart for buoy location information.
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Posted   04-15-2021 10:22  
By    
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Commodore Barry Bridge work(per USCG):Mariners are advised that an engineering firm, on behalf of Delaware River Port Authority, will be performing maintenance on the US 322 (Commodore Barry) Bridge, over Delaware River, mile 81.2, between Chester, PA and Bridgeport, NJ. The maintenance will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday-Friday; from 6 a.m. on April 29, 2021, through 4 p.m. on December 17, 2021. Several work boats will be located around the vicinity of the bridge. During the maintenance period, work platforms will be located on both bridge piers inside the navigational channel, these work platforms will reduce the horizontal clearance of the bridge by approximately 6 feet (approximately 3 feet per pier) to approximately 1594 feet. Vessels that can safely transit through the bridge during periods with a reduced horizontal clearance may do so at any time. Maintenance personnel and vessels will relocate from the navigable channel, upon request. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 13 and 16. The project foreman can be reached at (609) 707-7439 or (856) 472-5714. Mariners should notify the work foreman no less than thirty minutes prior to transiting through the bridge. Mariners should use caution navigating through the area.

Posted   04-12-2021 17:27  
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NJ/DE Bay PARS proposal(per USCG D5): MAC stakeholder participation and input has helped inform the PARS process. Following a stakeholder discussion on March 8, the Coast Guard has developed the attached proposal to address routing measures in the approach to the Delaware Bay and a fairway proposal for commercial traffic along the New Jersey Seacoast.
We request feedback by April 20 on the draft illustration in support of our Port Access Route Study.
We appreciate your assistance and thank you for your thoughts.
This will be included on the Sector Delaware Bay Homeport site under NJ PARS Information sublink of the Waterways Management link.
Direct feedback can be sent to CAPT Maureen Kallgren at: Maureen.R.Kallgren@uscg.mil.
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Posted   04-07-2021 14:38  
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Skipjack Wind Energy Area FLiDAR buoy deployment(per Ørsted): An F250 Floating Lidar(FLiDAR) buoy has been deployed in the Skipjack WEA in position 38° 40’ 50.556” N 74° 45’ 56.088” W. Please see attached document for more information.
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Posted   03-31-2021 16:38  
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Maryland Wind Energy Area Survey Ops(per US Wind): Survey operations will occur in the Maryland WEA from April 1 through July 31, 2021. Please see the attached document for more information on planned operations.
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