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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, January 25, 2019


Good Day from Moran Shipping Agencies in Port Philadelphia / Wilmington,

Local Time – GMT -5              

News –

December 10, 2018


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.

Marine Weather



650 AM EST Fri Jan 25 2019




 Low pressure will continue to move north through Atlantic Canada

today with high pressure generally dominating our weather

through Saturday. The next cold front will move through late

Sunday into Sunday night followed by high pressure returning

Monday. A coastal storm may then develop by late Tuesday into

early Wednesday with a strong cold front and arctic 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-

650 AM EST Fri Jan 25 2019




W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late. Gusts

up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a

dominant period of 10 seconds.



NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,

diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the late

evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE

with a dominant period of 9 seconds.



N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late in the morning, then

becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft early in the

morning, then 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft late. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds in the morning.



S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after

midnight. Seas around 3 ft.



SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around

3 ft.



SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight.

Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.



NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the

afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.



S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.



S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.



SW winds around 15 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt after

midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the evening, then snow

and rain likely after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.



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Notice posted on Friday, January 25, 2019

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.