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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,

Local Time – GMT -4              

News –

December 03, 2018

TO:        Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following from the Mariners' Advisory Committee for the Bay and River Delaware for your information.

Navigation Notices: Delaware City (Bulkhead Shoal) Channel maintenance dredging (per Norfolk Dredging): The Dredge Essex should arrive at Delaware City Channel on or about Thursday, DEC 6th and begin pipeline laying operations thereafter. We will be dredging in their entrance channel from Stations 67+00 to 95+00 (which is just south of the entrance to Delaware City Marina) and also at Pier 3, which is the northernmost pier at the refinery. As usual, we will be standing by on VHF 13 and 16. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

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December 3, 2018

TO:        Maritime Exchange Navigation Group

The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following from the Mariners' Advisory Committee for the Bay and River Delaware for your information.

Navigation Notices: Due to soundings for the Upper Delaware that were recently published by the the USACE, the MAC Transit Advisories will be amended to read as follows until further notice:

Upper Delaware River/Vessel Draft Inbound

1. Vessels less than 32`06" FW may transit on any stage of the tide or current.

2. Vessels 32`06" FW or greater up to 38`06" FW in draft should arrive in Philadelphia Harbor no later than 8 hours and 15 minutes, or earlier than 5 hours and 45 minutes from slack flood current at Cape Henlopen.

3. Vessels 32`06" FW or greater up to 38`06" FW in draft shall avoid meeting outbound shipping traffic above the Delair Railroad Bridge.

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Marine Weather

ANZ400-042315-

625 AM EST Tue Dec 4 2018

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure will slowly build toward the Northeast through the

first part of the week. A weak area of low pressure will develop

offshore Wednesday. A cold front will move through the area Thursday

night. High pressure will build over the area late this week, ahead

of another area of low pressure which may affect our area as it

moves northward out of the Southeastern U.S. early next week.

 ANZ454-455-042315-

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-

Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-

625 AM EST Tue Dec 4 2018

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING

TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt late. Gusts

up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a

dominant period of 7 seconds.

TONIGHT

N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas around 3 ft in the

evening, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the E with a

dominant period of 7 seconds.

WED

NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts

up to 20 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the NE

with a dominant period of 6 seconds.  A chance of rain and snow

showers in the afternoon.

WED NIGHT

NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of

5 seconds.  A chance of rain and snow showers early in the

evening.

THU

W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 ft or

less.

THU NIGHT

W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

3 to 4 ft.

FRI

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the morning,

then 2 ft or less.

FRI NIGHT

NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

SAT

NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

SAT NIGHT

N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

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Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.