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Subject:Daily Update - 02/12/2018 - New Haven
Date:Monday, February 12, 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 12, 2018.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

M   12      Low   2:36 AM     0.6   6:50 AM    Rise  4:42 AM      14

    12     High   8:53 AM     6.1   5:22 PM     Set  2:33 PM

    12      Low   3:11 PM     0.2

    12     High   9:22 PM     5.7

Tu  13      Low   3:22 AM     0.4   6:49 AM    Rise  5:26 AM      8

    13     High   9:37 AM     6.2   5:23 PM     Set  3:26 PM

    13      Low   3:52 PM     0.0

    13     High  10:04 PM     5.9

W   14      Low   4:04 AM     0.2   6:48 AM    Rise  6:07 AM      3

    14     High  10:18 AM     6.3   5:24 PM     Set  4:22 PM

    14      Low   4:31 PM    -0.2

    14     High  10:43 PM     6.1

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... A cold front moves east of the area today, followed by high pressure that will build into Tuesday. High pressure then passes east Tuesday night through Wednesday night. A cold front slowly approaches Thursday and Thursday night, then moves across the area on Friday. High pressure then builds over the area through the upcoming weekend.


NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Slight chance of rain this morning.


NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.


N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.

Tue Night

S winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


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

Wed Night

SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight.


SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Chance of rain.

Thu Night

SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of rain.


W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Fri Night

NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.


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 Monday, February 12, 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.