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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, January 21, 2019
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
Marcus Hook anchorage restrictions.pdf    
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

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.

Marine Weather



ANZ400-212315-

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.

 

 ANZ454-455-212315-

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

 

TODAY

NW winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Freezing spray.

 

TONIGHT

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.

 

TUE

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.

 

TUE NIGHT

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.

 

WED

S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to

5 ft.

 

WED NIGHT

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.

 

THU

SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Seas

5 to 8 ft. Rain.

 

THU NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain, mainly

in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM after midnight.

 

FRI

W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

 

FRI NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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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.