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Subject:RE: MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Tuesday, January 08, 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

ANZ400-082300-

627 AM EST Tue Jan 8 2019

 

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 A low pressure system over Ontario will continue to push a warm

front across the region this morning followed by a cold front

tonight. High pressure will then gradually build down from the

north Wednesday through Friday. Low pressure is forecast to

develop in the southeastern states Saturday before tracking off

the Mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday. High pressure should follow for

Monday.

 ANZ454-455-082300-

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-

627 AM EST Tue Jan 8 2019

 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

TODAY

SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to

4 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

6 seconds.  Rain likely early this morning. A chance of rain late

this morning, then a slight chance of rain early this afternoon.

Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

TONIGHT

SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late in the

evening, then becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after

midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant

period of 9 seconds.  Patchy fog. A chance of rain late in the

evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

WED

NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of

5 seconds.

 

WED NIGHT

NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas

4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of

5 seconds.

 

THU

NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft.

 

THU NIGHT

NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt

after midnight. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

 

FRI

NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

FRI NIGHT

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

 

SAT

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

 

SAT NIGHT

NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after

midnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then 3 to 4 ft after midnight. A

chance of snow. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely

after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

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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.