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.
920 AM EST Fri Feb 8 2019
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...
Intense low pressure will track east of Hudson Bay Canada today,
pulling a strong cold front across our area by late this morning.
High pressure builds in later Saturday before moving offshore,
however a stronger high builds to our north Sunday through
Tuesday. A weak area of low pressure moves through Sunday night
into Monday, then a stronger low pressure system follows for
Tuesday into Wednesday with high pressure returning for Thursday.
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-
920 AM EST Fri Feb 8 2019
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
REST OF TODAY
SW winds around 10 kt, becoming W and
increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Swell mainly from the SW with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A
slight chance of rain this morning.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Swell mainly from the NW with a dominant period of
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing
to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell
mainly from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
around 3 ft early in the evening, then 2 ft or less. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft
SW winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Seas 2 ft or less. Rain and snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts up
to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in
the afternoon. A chance of rain and snow in the morning, then a
chance of rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the morning.
NE winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Rain likely. Snow likely after midnight. Vsby 1 to
E winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Rain likely.
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of rain.
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