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Subject:Daily Update - 03/07/2018 - New Haven
Date:Wednesday, March 07, 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 March 7, 2018.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

W    7     High   2:49 AM     6.4   6:16 AM     Set  9:38 AM      75

     7      Low   9:10 AM     0.1   5:49 PM    Rise 11:57 PM

     7     High   3:20 PM     5.8

     7      Low   9:24 PM     0.6

Th   8     High   3:40 AM     6.2   6:15 AM     Set 10:14 AM      66

     8      Low  10:03 AM     0.5   5:50 PM

     8     High   4:14 PM     5.4

     8      Low  10:17 PM     0.9

F    9     High   4:34 AM     5.9   6:13 AM    Rise 12:54 AM      56

     9      Low  10:59 AM     0.7   5:51 PM     Set 10:54 AM

     9     High   5:12 PM     5.2

     9      Low  11:15 PM     1.1

Marine Zone Forecast




Heavy wet snow. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible.

Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... A deepening coastal low will track south of Long Island today, then into the Gulf of Maine Tonight. High pressure slowly builds to the south and west Thursday through Sunday.


E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming NE 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 7 ft this afternoon. Snow likely with chance of rain this morning, then snow and rain this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to less than 1 nm late this morning and afternoon.


N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft. Snow and rain, mainly in the evening. vsby less than 1 nm.


W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night

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


W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night

W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.


W winds around 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Sat Night

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


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

Sun Night

N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less, building to 2 to 3 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 Wednesday, March 07, 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.