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Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on September 16, 2017 at 8:05 PM


Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware, United States
World Holidays: 17-30 September 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017, Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
17 Sep (Sun) – Angola National Heroes’ Day
21 Sep (Thu) – Al Hijri New Year / Muharram (Islamic New year)
23 Sep (Sat) – Saudi Arabia National Day
24 Sep (Sun) – South Africa Heritage Day
25 Sep (Mon) – holiday in lieu of South Africa Heritage Day
26 Sep (Tue) – Yemen September Revolution Day
30 Sep (Sat) – Ashurra (10th day of Muharram)For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at

Port Condition WHISKEY set for Tropical Storm Jose
Saturday, September 16, 2017, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware, United States
The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, has set a modified Port Condition WHISKEY due to the potential for tropical storm Jose to impact Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware in the next 72 hours…

…The COTP has determined the Ports of Philadelphia, Camden, and Wilmington and surrounding areas will potentially experience heavy rains, tropical storm force winds, increased seas, surf, and tidal surge. Members of the port community should take adequate precautions and review the Severe Weather Contingency Plan. In preparation for high winds, the following provisions of Port Condition WHISKEY are implemented:

  • Vessels must have effective mooring and anchorage arrangements for anticipated high winds; vessel agents are asked to notify vessel masters of this requirement.
  • Facilities must minimize debris that could become missile hazards.
  • Lightering, bunkering, and cargo operations must cease when sustained winds exceed 40 mph.

Vessels and facilities shall conduct a pre-storm self assessment and report any potential hazards or concerns to the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center at (215) 271-4807.

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC USA at

Source: Extract from U.S Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.26-17 issued 15 September 2017

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