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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, January 10, 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

ANZ400-110215-

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.

 

ANZ454-455-110215-

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

 

TODAY

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

6 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

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.

 

FRI

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.

 

FRI NIGHT

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.

 

SAT

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.

 

SAT NIGHT

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

3 NM.

 

SUN

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.

 

SUN NIGHT

NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of

rain and snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

MON

N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

 

MON NIGHT

N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

 

 

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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.