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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, December 07, 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

ANZ400-072315-

618 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure will influence our weather for today into tonight.

A cold front approaching from the northwest is forecast to arrive

on Saturday with another area of high pressure following for

Saturday night into early Sunday. Strong low pressure is expected

to pass off the Southeast coast on Sunday before moving out to sea

early in the new week. High pressure is anticipated to build from

the central part of the country to the eastern states during the

period from Monday through Thursday.

ANZ454-455-072315-

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-

618 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING

TODAY

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this morning.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the W with a dominant period of

6 seconds.

TONIGHT

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

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas around 3 ft until early

morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the NW with a

dominant period of 6 seconds.

SAT

NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft

in the afternoon. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period

of 6 seconds.

SAT NIGHT

N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to

4 ft. Swell mainly from the N with a dominant period of

6 seconds.

SUN

NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.

Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT

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

3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.

MON

N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

MON NIGHT

N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

TUE

N winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

TUE NIGHT

N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

 

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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.