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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611 AM EST Fri Jan 4 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure centered just off the mid-Atlantic coast will continue
to move offshore through tonight. Meanwhile, low pressure from the
Tennessee River Valley will move northeast to the New Jersey coast
by Saturday morning before reaching the New England waters Saturday
night and Sunday. High pressure from southern Canada will then
nudge south across the area Sunday and Monday before a warm front
lifts north Monday night, followed by another cold front on
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-
611 AM EST Fri Jan 4 2019
SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the S with a
dominant period of 7 seconds. A slight chance of rain early this
afternoon. A chance of rain late.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then around
3 ft late. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
7 seconds. Rain. Areas of fog after midnight with vsby 1 to
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell
mainly from the S with a dominant period of 12 seconds. Areas of
fog in the morning. Rain, mainly in the morning with vsby 1 to
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of
9 seconds. A chance of rain early in the evening.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt, decreasing
to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to
4 ft after midnight. A chance of rain.
SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4
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