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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Local Time – GMT -5              

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

ANZ400-192315-

626 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 High pressure over the area early this morning moves out to sea

through the day today. Low pressure develops over the Gulf

Coast states tonight into Thursday, then lifts north to affect

the region Thursday night through Friday. A cold front passes

through on Saturday followed by high pressure briefly returning

during the day Sunday. A clipper system looks to then pass

through the Northeast early next week.

 ANZ454-455-192315-

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-

626 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018

 GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY

MORNING

 

TODAY

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

from the NE with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.

 

THU

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

up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 4 seconds.  A chance of

rain in the late morning and early afternoon. Rain likely late.

 

THU NIGHT

SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,

increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the late

evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in

the late evening and overnight. Swell mainly from the SE with a

dominant period of 7 seconds.  Rain. A chance of tstms after

midnight.

 

FRI

S winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Rain with a chance

of tstms in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.

 

FRI NIGHT

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

5 to 8 ft.

 

SAT

W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

 

SAT NIGHT

W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt

after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

 

SUN

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

 

SUN NIGHT

W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around

3 ft after midnight.

 Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

 

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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.