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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, January 28, 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

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

ANZ400-282315-

646 AM EST Mon Jan 28 2019

 

 .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Weak high pressure will build into the region today. A low pressure

system will move northeast through the Great Lakes region into

Ontario Tuesday dragging a cold front across the area by Tuesday

night. A secondary arctic front will follow for Wednesday. Arctic

high pressure will then build in for the end of the week before

moving offshore through next weekend.

 

ANZ454-455-282315-

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-

646 AM EST Mon Jan 28 2019

 

TODAY

NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 5 seconds.

 

TONIGHT

NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE late. Seas around

3 ft early in the evening, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from

the NE with a dominant period of 6 seconds.

 

TUE

S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the late morning

and afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a

dominant period of 10 seconds.  A chance of rain late.

 

TUE NIGHT

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

becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt in the late

evening and overnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft

late. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of

9 seconds.  Rain until early morning. Snow in the late evening

and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

 

WED

W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

6 ft. A chance of snow showers in the afternoon with vsby 1 to

3 NM.

 

WED NIGHT

NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt

after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to

3 to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of light freezing spray.

 

THU

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

4 ft. A chance of light freezing spray.

 

THU NIGHT

NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less. A chance of light

freezing spray.

 

FRI

NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.

Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of snow in the afternoon.

 

FRI NIGHT

NW winds around 5 kt, becoming N after midnight.

Seas 2 ft or less.

 

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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.