Notice to Navigators: Delaware River

Anchorage Grounds; Atlantic Ocean, Delaware


Notice Number: 2022-05806

Date: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 23, 2022.


Notice of proposed rulemaking.


The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the anchorage regulations for the Delaware Bay and River, and adjacent waters, by establishing two new, offshore deep-water anchorages. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve navigation safety by accommodating recent and anticipated future growth in vessel size and volume of vessel traffic entering the Delaware Bay and River, and to preserve areas traditionally used or needed for anchoring. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.


You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2019-0822 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.


If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class (MST1) Jennifer Padilla, Sector Delaware Bay, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (215) 271-4889, email; or Mr. Matt Creelman, Fifth Coast Guard District (dpw), U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-6230, email


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