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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, December 28, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

Local Time – GMT -5              

News –

December 10, 2018

SEASONAL ICE ALERT

The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay has set a Seasonal Ice Alert for navigation on the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Canal, Delaware Canal, all existing tributaries, and the New Jersey and Delaware Shores. Mariners observing any ice conditions are asked to report them using the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Ice Reporting Form located on the unit’s website. The address is:

https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-5/District-Units/Sector-Delaware-Bay/

Mariners can also report conditions to the CG Sector Delaware Bay Command Center on VHF Channel 16 or call (215) 271-4807.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4889.

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.

View Message On Site: http://www.macdelriv.org/mb.php?mid=877

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.

View Message On Site: http://www.macdelriv.org/mb.php?mid=875

Marine Weather

 

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

Synopsis<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">: Low pressure will move into and across southern Canada through Saturday. Its associated cold front will cross our area later tonight and early Saturday. High pressure will build in for the weekend. Another low will arrive for Monday and then move away by early Tuesday. High pressure will be across the region for the middle of next week.

This Afternoon<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 9 seconds. showers. Patchy fog. A slight chance of tstms late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Tonight<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late in the evening, then becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft in the late evening and overnight. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 9 seconds. showers likely early in the evening, then a chance of showers late in the evening. Patchy fog in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Sat<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds.

Sat Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds.

Sun<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">N winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft.

Sun Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

Mon<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.

Mon Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Rain likely.

Tue<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.

Tue Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-US">N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 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.