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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, December 20, 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

 

ANZ400-202315-

645 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Low pressure across the southeastern states today will intensify as

it tracks northward tonight through Friday. As it moves into eastern

Canada Friday night and Saturday morning, a cold front will move

across our area. A weak high pressure system arrives Sunday, however

a weak clipper system may track nearby Sunday night or Monday. High

pressure arrives for Tuesday into Wednesday.

 ANZ454-455-202315-

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-

645 AM EST Thu Dec 20 2018

 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY

MORNING

 

TODAY

E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt with gusts

up to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft

late. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

5 seconds. A slight chance of rain early this morning, then a

chance of rain late this morning. Rain this afternoon with vsby 1

to 3 NM.

 

TONIGHT

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 6 to 9 ft.

Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.

Rain in the evening, then rain with a chance of tstms after

midnight. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

FRI

S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to

15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the late morning and

afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a

dominant period of 11 seconds. Rain with a chance of tstms. Areas

of fog early in the morning. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

FRI NIGHT

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W late. Gusts up to

30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant

period of 11 seconds. Areas of fog early in the evening. A chance

of rain and tstms early in the evening, then a chance of showers

in the late evening and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the

evening.

 

SAT

W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to

9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in the afternoon.

 

SAT NIGHT

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

3 to 5 ft.

 

SUN

W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

SUN NIGHT

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

 

MON

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

 

MON NIGHT

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

 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.