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Subject:Daily Update - 05/11/2018 - New Haven
Date:Friday, May 11, 2018

New Haven Harbor is at MARSEC Level 1


Tides for New Haven Harbor, New Haven Reach starting with May 11, 2018.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

F   11      Low   2:38 AM     0.8   5:37 AM    Rise  3:48 AM      24

    11     High   8:48 AM     6.0   7:59 PM     Set  3:46 PM

    11      Low   2:53 PM     0.6

    11     High   9:11 PM     6.5

Sa  12      Low   3:28 AM     0.4   5:36 AM    Rise  4:17 AM      16

    12     High   9:37 AM     6.2   8:00 PM     Set  4:51 PM

    12      Low   3:40 PM     0.3

    12     High   9:56 PM     6.9

Su  13      Low   4:15 AM     0.0   5:35 AM    Rise  4:48 AM      9

    13     High  10:25 AM     6.4   8:01 PM     Set  5:58 PM

    13      Low   4:26 PM     0.1

    13     High  10:40 PM     7.2

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... High pressure builds today, then gives way to a warm front and low pressure Saturday. Waves of low pressure ride along the frontal boundary resulting in unsettled weather through the beginning of the week. $$


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


NW winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of showers after midnight.


SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less. Showers likely in the morning, then occasional showers in the afternoon.

Sat Night

NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft after midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.


NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft or less. Chance of showers.

Sun Night

SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of showers in the evening.


E winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.

Mon Night

SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.


W winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less.

Tue Night

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

SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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, May 11, 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.