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Subject:Daily Update - 04/12/2018 - New Haven
Date:Thursday, April 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 April 12, 2018.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

Th  12      Low   3:17 AM     0.7   6:17 AM    Rise  4:48 AM      18

    12     High   9:30 AM     6.0   7:28 PM     Set  3:57 PM

    12      Low   3:38 PM     0.4

    12     High   9:53 PM     6.3

F   13      Low   4:04 AM     0.4   6:15 AM    Rise  5:19 AM      11

    13     High  10:15 AM     6.3   7:30 PM     Set  5:00 PM

    13      Low   4:21 PM     0.2

    13     High  10:35 PM     6.6

Sa  14      Low   4:47 AM     0.0   6:13 AM    Rise  5:49 AM      5

    14     High  10:59 AM     6.4   7:31 PM     Set  6:05 PM

    14      Low   5:02 PM     0.0

    14     High  11:15 PM     6.9

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... A warm front will approach today, and lift to the northeast this afternoon and evening as low pressure passes to the north. The front will then become stationary just to our north later tonight through much of Saturday, then drop south of the waters Saturday night. A strong low pressure system will then impact the region for the second half of Sunday into Monday.


W winds around 5 kt, becoming S with gusts up to 20 kt late this morning and afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less. Slight chance of showers early this afternoon. Chance of showers late.


SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas building to 2 to 4 ft. Chance of showers this evening.


SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft in the morning, then 1 ft or less.

Fri Night

SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.


SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sat Night

SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Chance of light rain.


E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Light rain likely.

Sun Night

E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain.


SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

Mon Night

S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.


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 Thursday, April 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.