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Subject:PORT MANATEE, FL - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/25/20
Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:
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PORT MANATEE, FL


PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Brackish)
 
Harbor entrance –  36’08 – up to 39’08 with tide is straight out of the Pilot book it is very unlikely that a plus 3 foot tide is ever available.  We recommend no more that plus 1 foot over the 36’08” restriction so that vessel can easily get in on at least one plus slack water almost every day or the year.
 
TERMINAL LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum drafts allowed alongside berths:
 
Berth 7 -  38’10”
Berth 8 - 36'08"
Berth 9 -  38’10”
Berth 10- 38’01”
Berth 14- 37’ 10” + Tide
 
The restrictions for docking at Port Manatee are as follows.  However, please contact the agents for any vessel with a draft of 36’06 to confirm actual tidal restrictions, as they change daily.
 
Tampa Bay Pilots guidelines and/or handling for recommendations for vessels transiting the main shipping channel:
 
Draft: To From Sea
Draft less than 30 ft docking or sailing anytime
30 ft to 35 ft require 0.5 knot current or less for docking or sailing
Greater than 35 ft requires slack water
 
Draft: Shifts to or from the north
Draft less than 27 ft  - Anytime
27 to 33 Ft – current 0.3 Knots or less
Draft greater than 33 Ft - Slack water
 
Max LOA 900 ft
Vessels between 700 and 800 feet require less than 0.5 kt current anytime
Vessels 800 ft and over require slack water for all movements
 
Only 1 vessel with draft greater than 36 ft per slack water movement


VESSEL TRAFFIC:   
IN PORT - NONE
DUE – NONE
 
FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS


96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG
72 Hours - The Harbormasters office requires a 72 hour minimum notice of a vessel arrival. Any time less than 72 hours will be considered short notice and could result in vessel's delay to berth.
48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.
24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to Customs & Border Patrol AMS.
24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by Port Security Officer.
Port Security - All persons doing ship’s business within Port Manatee must have TWIC and a Port-issued ID Badge.  Someone not having one or both must be escorted.  Vehicles must have permanent company markings to be allowed onto any terminal.


NEWS ARTICLES: NONE


CURRENT ISSUES :    NONE – EVENTS POSTPONED


FUTURE ISSUES:     NONE – EVENTS POSTPONED


Security level:  MARSEC 1
Hurricane Alert: 5/OUT OF SEASON


TIDES:  PORT MANATEE, FL
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible


MARCH 2020
 
W   25     High   2:28 AM     1.6   7:28 AM    Rise  8:24 AM      0
    25      Low   8:37 AM     0.4   7:44 PM     Set  8:59 PM
    25     High   2:22 PM     1.8
    25      Low   9:06 PM     0.1
 
Th  26     High   3:05 AM     1.6   7:27 AM    Rise  8:55 AM      1
    26      Low   8:54 AM     0.5   7:45 PM     Set  9:51 PM
    26     High   2:38 PM     1.9
    26      Low   9:42 PM     0.0
 
F   27     High   3:45 AM     1.5   7:25 AM    Rise  9:27 AM      5
    27      Low   9:12 AM     0.7   7:45 PM     Set 10:44 PM
    27     High   2:59 PM     2.0
    27      Low  10:22 PM    -0.1
 
Sa  28     High   4:32 AM     1.4   7:24 AM    Rise 10:01 AM      10
    28      Low   9:30 AM     0.8   7:46 PM     Set 11:38 PM
    28     High   3:26 PM     2.1
    28      Low  11:09 PM    -0.1
 
Su  29     High   5:31 AM     1.2   7:23 AM    Rise 10:39 AM      16
    29      Low   9:47 AM     0.9   7:46 PM
    29     High   3:58 PM     2.1
 
M   30      Low  12:06 AM    -0.1   7:22 AM     Set 12:34 AM      24
    30     High   6:58 AM     1.1   7:47 PM    Rise 11:22 AM
    30      Low   9:55 AM     0.9
    30     High   4:37 PM     2.1
 
Tu  31      Low   1:15 AM    -0.1   7:21 AM     Set  1:30 AM      33
    31     High   5:27 PM     2.1   7:47 PM    Rise 12:11 PM


APRIL 2020


W    1      Low   2:36 AM    -0.2   7:20 AM     Set  2:27 AM      43
     1     High   6:35 PM     2.0   7:48 PM    Rise  1:05 PM
 
Th   2      Low   3:53 AM    -0.2   7:19 AM     Set  3:21 AM      53
     2     High   8:09 PM     2.0   7:49 PM    Rise  2:05 PM
 
F    3      Low   4:56 AM    -0.3   7:18 AM     Set  4:13 AM      64
     3     High  12:36 PM     1.5   7:49 PM    Rise  3:09 PM
     3      Low   4:01 PM     1.2
     3     High   9:44 PM     2.0
 
Sa   4      Low   5:48 AM    -0.3   7:17 AM     Set  5:01 AM      74
     4     High  12:45 PM     1.5   7:50 PM    Rise  4:16 PM
     4      Low   5:17 PM     1.0
     4     High  11:02 PM     2.1
 
Su   5      Low   6:32 AM    -0.3   7:15 AM     Set  5:45 AM      84
     5     High  12:59 PM     1.6   7:50 PM    Rise  5:23 PM
     5      Low   6:15 PM     0.7
 
M    6     High  12:08 AM     2.1   7:14 AM     Set  6:27 AM      92
     6      Low   7:10 AM    -0.1   7:51 PM    Rise  6:31 PM
     6     High   1:14 PM     1.6
     6      Low   7:07 PM     0.4
 
Tu   7     High   1:08 AM     2.0   7:13 AM     Set  7:07 AM      97
     7      Low   7:42 AM     0.1   7:51 PM    Rise  7:39 PM
     7     High   1:32 PM     1.8
     7      Low   7:56 PM     0.1




MARINE WEATHER: Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-  210 PM EDT Wed Mar 25 2020    TONIGHT  West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.  THURSDAY  North winds around 5 knots then becoming west around  10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.  THURSDAY NIGHT  West winds around 5 knots then becoming north  around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet.  FRIDAY  East winds around 5 knots then becoming south around  5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less.  FRIDAY NIGHT  Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming  southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less.  SATURDAY  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.  SATURDAY NIGHT  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.  SUNDAY  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.  SUNDAY NIGHT  Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming  northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.  MONDAY  Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming around  5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet.  




Notice posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Disclaimer
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.