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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January 11, 2019
TO: Maritime Operations Committee
Maritime Exchange Navigation Distribution
The Maritime Exchange is forwarding the following dredging notices from the U.S. Coast Guard for your information.
MSIB 01-19 Marcus Hook Range, Marcus Hook Anchorage, New Castle Range and Deepwater Point Range Dredging Maintenance Project from January 15, 2019 through May 31, 2019
The Coast Guard is establishing two safety zones to facilitate the Philadelphia to Sea Dredging Maintenance Project. Dredging operations will be conducted in the Delaware River from January 15, 2019 through May 31, 2019. Operations
will be conducted in Marcus Hook Range, followed by Marcus Hook Anchorage (No. 7), New Castle Range, and Deepwater Point Range.
MSIB 02-19 Chester and Bellevue Ranges from January 12, 2019 through January 21, 2019
The dredge NEW YORK Hydraulic Hammer Operations begin on January 12, 2019 and continues through approximately January 21, 2019. The dredge will be conducting hydraulic hammer operations in and around Chester Range and Bellevue Range.
Operations will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please view both MSIBs for complete details of the operations.
624 AM EST Mon Jan 21 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Deep low pressure will remain across the Canadian Maritimes today
while arctic high pressure builds towards the area. The high will
crest over the area Tuesday before heading out to sea. Low pressure
will move into the upper Great Lakes region Wednesday and then down
the Saint Lawrence Valley Thursday. Its associated fronts will affect
the Middle Atlantic region both days. More high pressure will follow
for Friday and Saturday. A coastal storm may affect our weather next
Sunday and Monday.
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-
624 AM EST Mon Jan 21 2019
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
NW winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Freezing spray.
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt,
diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period
of 5 seconds. Light freezing spray.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late in the morning, then
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt early in the afternoon, becoming W
late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the NE with a dominant
period of 6 seconds. Light freezing spray until late afternoon.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less, then around
3 ft after midnight. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant
period of 5 seconds.
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to
S winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft after midnight. Rain.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas
5 to 8 ft. Rain.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain, mainly
in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM after midnight.
W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
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