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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927 AM EST Thu Jan 10 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Strong low pressure will continue to drift to the northeast through
Atlantic Canada. High pressure over central Canada will build
southeastward and into our region through Saturday. Low pressure is
expected to progress across the southeastern states on Saturday
night before passing off the North Carolina coast on Sunday. The low
is anticipated to move out to sea early in the new week with high
pressure following in its wake.
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-
927 AM EST Thu Jan 10 2019
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt,
diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the late
evening. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight.
Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from
the NW with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
around 3 ft until early morning, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the N with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of rain
and light snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
NE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft or less. Snow and rain likely. Vsby 1 to
NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 7 ft in the
afternoon. Snow and rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of
rain and snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
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