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Subject:Daily Update - 02/09/2018 - New Haven
Date:Friday, February 09, 2018

New Haven Harbor is at MARSEC Level 1

All ports in USCG Sector Long Island Sound zone are open. The Sector Command Center will be tracking ice conditions within the Sector Long Island Sound zone.. Updates will be provided when available.

Tides for New Haven Harbor, New Haven Reach starting with February 9, 2018.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

F    9     High   6:15 AM     5.9   6:54 AM    Rise  2:08 AM      39

     9      Low  12:42 PM     0.5   5:18 PM     Set 12:18 PM

     9     High   6:51 PM     5.2

Sa  10      Low  12:53 AM     0.8   6:53 AM    Rise  3:02 AM      30

    10     High   7:11 AM     5.8   5:19 PM     Set 12:59 PM

    10      Low   1:36 PM     0.5

    10     High   7:46 PM     5.3

Su  11      Low   1:47 AM     0.8   6:51 AM    Rise  3:54 AM      21

    11     High   8:04 AM     5.9   5:21 PM     Set  1:44 PM

    11      Low   2:26 PM     0.3

    11     High   8:36 PM     5.5

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... High pressure moves offshore today. A warm front approaches from the west this afternoon and passes to the north tonight. A slow moving frontal system will affect the region this weekend. High pressure builds in briefly on Monday before quickly moving out to the northeast on Tuesday.


NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late this morning and afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.


S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm in the morning.

Sat Night

S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Rain.


S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less. Rain.

Sun Night

W winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Rain.


NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain in the morning.

Mon Night

N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain in the afternoon.

Tue Night

SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain.


Port:                                      New Haven, CT Channel

Draft:                                    35’-00” Brackish @ MLW

Tidal range:                         + 6.0 – 7.0 feet (vessel’s over 30 ft draft dock on HW)

Salinity:                                Brackish Water 1.018 – 1.025 (varies due to river outflow)

Channel bottom:              Mud Pilot

Boarding area:                   Point Judith P/S 41’.17”N x 71’.30”W (5.0 hours East)

Towage Provider:            Gateway Towing (203-467-1997)

Line Handlers:                   Coastline Services (203-627-1671)

USCG:                                   #203-468-4444 / /

Terminal Drafts (All drafts measured in brackish water)

Gulf Oil Terminal:                                             38’-00” + 1’ UKC

Magellan T Dock:                                              36’-00”

Magellan Pink Tanks:                                      36’-00”

Shell                                                                      37’-00” + 1’ UKC

New Haven Terminal:                                    36’-00”

Gateway Main Dock South Side:               36’-00”

Gateway Main Dock North Side:               28’-00”

Gateway Harbor Terminal:                           36’-00”   

Logistec (New London State Pier):           34’-00”

“The effects of Sequestration will be felt in most US ports through the elimination of overtime by CBP which may cause delays in the docking/boarding of vessels.  Restrictions differ from port to port. Individual Moran offices will provide updates via Daily emails along with updating Masters via pre arrival messages.  Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the local Moran office”

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Notice posted on Friday, February 09, 2018

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.