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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621 AM EST Mon Jan 7 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
High pressure over the Northeast will move slowly offshore tonight.
A strong cold front will move through the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday
night, followed by cold high pressure for the rest of the week. A
system may affect the area this weekend.
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-
621 AM EST Mon Jan 7 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming E
5 to 10 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a
dominant period of 7 seconds.
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 ft or less,
then 3 to 4 ft in the late evening and overnight. Swell mainly
from the NE with a dominant period of 5 seconds. A chance of
rain after midnight. Rain likely late.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
6 seconds. A chance of rain early in the morning.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,
becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the late evening
and early morning, then increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 35 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 9 seconds. A chance of rain in the late
evening and early morning.
W winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
NW winds around 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.
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