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Delaware River, United States
Object in Marcus Hook Anchorage
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Delaware River, United States
The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners of an object located in the Marcus Hook Anchorage, near the main navigational channel at Marcus Hook Range, on the Delaware River.

The object is located at approximately 39 deg. 48.261097’ North Latitude, -75 deg. 24.911007’ West Longitude.

The object is approximately 30’ outside the red toe of the channel.

Approximate dimensions of the object are 30’x3’.

The minimum depth has been reduced to approximately 35.5’ at mean low low water.

Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting this portion of Marcus Hook Anchorage as reduced depths could be hazardous to navigation.

Vessels drafting over 34 feet should avoid this area and transit around the object.

This bulletin will be updated as information regarding survey and salvage operations becomes available.

(For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) No.45-17 dated 18 December 2017

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