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.
1211 PM EST Wed Feb 6 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
A weak area of low pressure will move across the Mid-Atlantic along
a stalled front to our south later today and tonight. This will
be followed by a much more substantial low that will track from
the Great Plains toward the Great Lakes region through the day
Friday. A cold front trailing this low will cross our area
Friday, bringing a noticeable drop in temperatures back to more
seasonable values. Zonal flow will lead to a rather quiet and
dry weekend. Another weak area of low pressure looks to move
across the area Monday, followed by a cooler polar high that
builds into the region into the day Tuesday.
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-
1211 PM EST Wed Feb 6 2019
E winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell
mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
9 seconds. A chance of rain early in the evening, then rain
likely in the late evening and overnight. Patchy fog after
midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW early in the afternoon,
then becoming N around 5 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly
from the SE with a dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of
rain early in the morning, then a chance of showers in the late
morning and afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM early in the morning.
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE with gusts up to
20 kt late in the evening, then becoming S with gusts up to 30 kt
after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a
dominant period of 8 seconds. A chance of showers early in the
SW winds around 15 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts
up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning,
then a chance of rain in the afternoon.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt, decreasing
to 20 kt after midnight. Seas around 3 ft.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. A chance of
snow showers. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
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