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Subject:MSA - PHL/WIL - MSA - PHL/WIL - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, January 31, 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

ANZ400-312300-

624 AM EST Thu Jan 31 2019

 

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

ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...

 Arctic high pressure will continue to build into the region today

before shifting offshore this weekend. A weak system will move

through the central Mid-Atlantic on Friday. A warm front will lift

north through the area this weekend. A couple of intense surface

lows will develop in the plains and Midwest, progressing northeast

through the Great Lakes into southeast Canada next week. A cold

front may approach the Mid-Atlantic around the middle of the week.

ANZ454-455-312300-

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 Thu Jan 31 2019

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON

FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS

MORNING

 TODAY

W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft early this afternoon. Swell mainly

from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds.  Freezing spray.

 

TONIGHT

W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the late evening and early morning,

then becoming NW late. Seas around 3 ft early in the evening,

then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant

period of 7 seconds.  A chance of light freezing spray early in

the evening.

 

FRI

NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of

8 seconds.  A chance of snow in the afternoon.

 

FRI NIGHT

N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly

from the S with a dominant period of 7 seconds.  A chance of snow

early in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM until early morning.

 

SAT

NW winds around 5 kt, becoming SW with gusts up to 20 kt

in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

SAT NIGHT

W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the

evening. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

SUN

NW winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

2 ft or less.

 

SUN NIGHT

S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

MON

S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

 

MON NIGHT

S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of

rain.

 

 

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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.