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Subject:RE: MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, January 02, 2019
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 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

ANZ400-022315-

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.

 ANZ454-455-022315-

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

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

 

TODAY

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

seconds.

 

TONIGHT

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.

 

THU

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

morning.

 

THU NIGHT

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.

 

FRI

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

 

FRI NIGHT

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.

 

SAT

NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas

4 to 6 ft. Rain.

 

SAT NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely in

the evening.

 

SUN

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

 

SUN NIGHT

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

 

 

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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.