Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,
Local Time – GMT -5
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:
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 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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618 AM EST Wed Jan 2 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes continues to drift out
to sea. Meanwhile, high pressure builds into the Northeast today,
then moves offshore tonight. Low pressure moves into the Mid-
Atlantic late tonight, then passes south of Delmarva late tonight
and Thursday morning. High pressure returns for the end of the
week, and then low pressure impacts the area this weekend. Another
system may affect the area early next week.
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 Wed Jan 2 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E this afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 7
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late. Seas around
3 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
7 seconds. A chance of rain early in the evening, then rain in
the late evening and overnight.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up
to 25 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell
mainly from the S with a dominant period of 5 seconds. Rain
likely early in the morning, then a chance of rain late in the
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from
the SE with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E after midnight. Seas
2 ft or less, then around 3 ft after midnight. A chance of rain
in the evening, then rain after midnight.
NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Rain.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely in
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
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