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U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay

Sector Delaware Bay operates as an Integrated Operations Command, responsible for almost 573 active duty personnel and 250 reservists. Sector Delaware Bay encompasses the mid-Atlantic coastal area from Shark River, NJ, to the Delaware-Maryland border, and includes the ports of Philadelphia, Camden and Wilmington on the Delaware River.

One Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-4800
Hours of Operations: 0730 - 1130; 1230 - 1600

  • 24-Hour Operations Center:
    • Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement or Marine Casualty
      (215) 271-4940
    • Oil/HAZMAT Spill, Port Security or other Marine Emergency Report
      (215) 271-4807
    • Report all oil and hazardous materials spills to the National Response Center 24-hour Emergency Report Line
      (800) 424-8802

News/Updates

  • 10/30/14 Speed Restriction Imposed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
  • 10/22/14 Ebola Virus Precautions Update
  • 09/19/14 Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean Safety Zones – Navy Exercise Beginning October 16 through October 24 from 0800 to 2000 Each Day
  • 09/17/14 Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements
  • 09/15/14 Vessels Calling Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia
  • 08/25/14 Frontier Sentinel Full-Scale Exercise October 16-24, 2014 (Tactical Phase)
  • 08/13/14 Ebola Virus Sector Delaware Bay Precautions
  • 08/07/14 Ebola Virus Precautions
  • 07/15/14 Billingsport and Tinicum Range Dredging Operations July 15 through September 15, 2014
  • 07/01/14 Temporary Final Rule Safety Zone, Delaware River; July 1 and 5, 2014 for Firework Events
  • 06/27/14 Notice of Arrival Exception Exempting U.S. Mobile Offshore Drilling Units and Other U.S. Vessels
  • 06/04/14 Tacony-Palmyra Drawbridge Closure June 13 through June 21
  • 04/07/14 Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners
  • 04/07/14 MSIB 28-14 Coast Guard Station Philadelphia Pyrotechnic Exercise
  • 03/31/14 Norfolk Dredging Shifts Operations to Deepwater Point Range through Mid-May
  • 03/24/14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - End of Ice Season
  • 02/28/14 Closure of Reedy Point South Anchorage for New Castle Range Dredging
  • 02/21/14 MSIB 23-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Return to Seasonal Alert
  • 02/21/14 MSIB 22-14 Delaware River Safety Zone – Flight Operations in Penn's Landing Vacinity February 27 and March 2, 2014
  • 02/20/14 MSIB 21-14 Naval Vessel Protection Zone February 21 through March 2
  • 02/20/14 MSIB 20-14 Update to Pipe-Laying Operations in the Christina River
  • 02/20/14 MSIB 18-14 Delaware River Safety Zone – Flight Operations in Penn's Landing Vacinity February 27 and March 3, 2014
  • 02/19/14 MSIB 19-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Return to Condition 3
  • 02/19/14 MSIB 17-14 Delaware River Safety Zone – Penn's Landing Vacinity Dive Operations on February 20 and 21, 2014
  • 02/18/14 MSIB 16-14 Pipe-Laying Operations in the Christina River
  • 02/12/14 MSIB 15-14 Completion of Dredging in Marcus Hook Range and Closure of Pea Patch Island Anchorage for New Castle Dredging
  • 02/06/14 MSIB 14-14 Ice Condition II: Removal of Steel Hull Restrictions
  • 02/04/14 MSIB 13-14 Ice Condition 2: Removal of Horsepower Restrictions in the C&D Canal
  • 01/31/14 MSIB 12-14 Marcus Hook Dredging Operations Update
  • 01/28/14 MSIB 11-14 Ice Condition 2: Update to Horsepower Restrictions in the C&D Canal
  • 01/26/14 MSIB 10-14 Ice Condition 2: Update to Steel Hull Restrictions
  • 01/23/14 MSIB 09-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Ice Condition 2
  • 01/21/14 MSIB 08-14 Christina River Safety Zone
  • 01/20/14 MSIB 06-14 Schuylkill River Safety Zone
  • 01/14/14 Marcus Hook Range Anchorage Restrictions and Safety Zone through February 28, 2014
  • 01/13/14 MSIB 05-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Return to Seasonal Alert
  • 01/12/14 MSIB 04-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Condition 3
  • 01/09/14 Tank Sampling Dangers/H2S Threshold Limit Change
  • 01/09/14 MSIB 03-14 Ice Formations and Restrictions - Ice Condition 2
  • 01/07/14 MSIB 02-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Ice Condition 2
  • 01/04/14 MSIB 01-14 Seasonal Ice Procedures - Ice Condition 3
  • 12/31/13 USCG Marine Safety Alert - Entanglement Accidents
  • 12/30/13 USCG Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners; Safety Zone for a Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve
  • 12/24/13 Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements
  • 12/24/13 Waiver for Marking Sunken Vessels With a Light at Night
  • 12/20/2013 Petition that Requests the Coast Guard to Initiate a Rulemaking to Address the Problem Overhead Clearance (air-draft) Accidents
  • 12/06/13 Marcus Hook Range Safety Zone for Dredging Operations December 10, 2013 through January 31, 2014
  • 12/02/13 Nontank Vessel Response Plans (NTVRP) – Frequently Asked Questions
  • 11/29/13 Sector Delaware Bay Seasonal Ice Alert
  • 11/26/13 High Winds and Heavy Weather
  • 11/15/13 Cargo Securing Manuals
  • 11/15/15 NVMC Notice - Vessel Response Plan Reporting
  • 10/30/13 Annual Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Ice Conference
  • 10/25/13 Clarification of Implementation Date and Notice of Arrival
    Requirements fo Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule
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