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.
605 AM EST Thu Jan 24 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A surface low in southern Quebec will lift northeast today, and a
cold front extending to its south will move through the Mid-Atlantic
and offshore by this evening. Another low in the Great Lakes tonight
will move into southeast Canada, allowing a reinforcing cold front
to move through the area on Friday. High pressure builds into the
eastern U.S. this weekend. Another cold front moves through the
region Sunday night and Monday, but may return as a warm front on
Tuesday. Another surface low will move from the Great Lakes to the
Northeast by the middle of next week, with an attendant cold-frontal
passage anticipated for the Mid-Atlantic.
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-
605 AM EST Thu Jan 24 2019
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, increasing
to 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt late this morning and early
afternoon, then becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt
late. Seas 9 to 12 ft dominant period 11 seconds, subsiding to
7 to 10 ft dominant period 11 seconds late. A chance of rain
early this morning, then rain late this morning and afternoon.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt late. Seas 6 to
9 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 11 seconds.
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft in the morning, then 2 ft or less.
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Seas around 3 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft in the morning, then
2 ft or less.
SE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
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