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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, December 17, 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

ANZ400-172315-

615 AM EST Mon Dec 17 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Low pressure will move into the Canadian Maritimes by tonight,

while a weak cold front moves through the northern Mid-Atlantic

today. High pressure will build into the region for midweek. A

strong low and associated surface fronts will move through the

eastern U.S. late this week. High pressure will return by the

end of the weekend.

 

 ANZ454-455-172315-

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-

615 AM EST Mon Dec 17 2018

 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY

AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft early this afternoon. Swell mainly

from the E with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to

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

7 seconds.

 

TUE

NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing

to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell

mainly from the NW with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

 

TUE NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then

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

5 seconds.

 

WED

NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less.

 

WED NIGHT

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

 

THU

SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of rain.

 

THU NIGHT

SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

 

FRI

S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain likely.

 

FRI NIGHT

SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of

rain in the evening.

 

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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.