Daily Update

Port Manatee, FL

May 29, 2024

Notices

PORT MANATEE, FL (27-38’N 82-33’30”W)
PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION (UPDATED 04/29/24)
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Maximum Depths - (Brackish)
 
Harbor entrance –  Increase maximum draft to 37 06” +/- tide to a maximum of 38 06”.  
 
TERMINAL LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum drafts allowed alongside berths:  (UPDATED 04/29/24)
 
Berth 4 - 39'-02"
Berth 5 - 39'-02"
Berth 6 - 39'-06"
Berth 7 - 39'-09" (38'-07" if past berth 8 face) Berth 8 - 38'-03"
Berth 9 - 39'-09" (37'-08" inside 50' of berth 8 bulkhead) Berth 10 - 39'-06" Berth 12 - 38'-00"
Berth 14 - 39'10" (UPDATED 04/29/24)
 
The restrictions for docking at Port Manatee are as follows.  However, please contact the agents for any vessel with a draft of 37’06 to confirm actual tidal restrictions, as they change daily. (UPDATED 04/29/24)
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 Greater than 35 ft requires slack water
Draft: Shifts to or from the north (UPDATED 05/01/23) Draft less than 27 ft  - Anytime
27 to 34 Ft – current 0.5 Knots or less Draft greater than 34 Ft - Slack water
There is no longer a 0.3 knot restriction in Manatee
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
 
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TANKER TRAFFIC:     IN – NONE
 
DUE – NONE
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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.
               
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NEWS ARTICLES:  NONE
 
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CURRENT ISSUES:  NONE
 
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FUTURE ISSUES:  NONE
 
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Security level:  MARSEC 1
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Hurricane Alert: -   5/OUT OF SEASON
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Tides / Currents

TIDES:  PORT MANATEE, FL
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
MAY 2024
 
W   29     Low    1:07 AM    -0.3   6:35 AM    Rise  1:14 AM      72
    29     High   5:28 PM     2.2   8:20 PM     Set 12:17 PM
 
Th  30      Low   2:00 AM    -0.1   6:35 AM    Rise  1:51 AM      61
    30     High   9:20 AM     1.6   8:21 PM     Set  1:22 PM
    30      Low   1:24 PM     1.2
    30     High   6:59 PM     2.0
 
F   31      Low   2:48 AM     0.1   6:35 AM    Rise  2:26 AM      50
    31     High   9:34 AM     1.6   8:21 PM     Set  2:25 PM
    31      Low   3:13 PM     0.9
    31     High   8:43 PM     1.7
 
JUNE 2024
 
Sa   1      Low   3:30 AM     0.4   6:35 AM    Rise  2:59 AM      38
     1     High   9:53 AM     1.9   8:22 PM     Set  3:28 PM
     1      Low   4:33 PM     0.6
     1     High  10:24 PM     1.6
 
Su   2      Low   4:07 AM     0.7   6:35 AM    Rise  3:32 AM      27
     2     High  10:17 AM     2.1   8:22 PM     Set  4:33 PM
     2      Low   5:37 PM     0.2
     2     High  11:55 PM     1.5
 
M    3      Low   4:38 AM     0.9   6:34 AM    Rise  4:07 AM      17
     3     High  10:43 AM     2.3   8:23 PM     Set  5:39 PM
     3      Low   6:33 PM    -0.2
 
Tu   4     High   1:19 AM     1.5   6:34 AM    Rise  4:46 AM      9
     4      Low   5:03 AM     1.1   8:23 PM     Set  6:47 PM
     4     High  11:13 AM     2.6
     4      Low   7:24 PM    -0.4
 
W    5     High   2:38 AM     1.4   6:34 AM    Rise  5:30 AM      4
     5      Low   5:21 AM     1.2   8:24 PM     Set  7:55 PM
     5     High  11:47 AM     2.7
     5      Low   8:13 PM    -0.5
 
Th   6     High  12:23 PM     2.8   6:34 AM    Rise  6:20 AM      0
     6      Low   9:00 PM    -0.6   8:24 PM     Set  9:01 PM
 
F    7     High   1:02 PM     2.8   6:34 AM    Rise  7:17 AM      0
     7      Low   9:45 PM    -0.5   8:24 PM     Set 10:01 PM
 
Sa   8     High   1:44 PM     2.7   6:34 AM    Rise  8:17 AM      1
     8      Low  10:30 PM    -0.4   8:25 PM     Set 10:54 PM
 
Su   9     High   2:28 PM     2.6   6:34 AM    Rise  9:19 AM      5
     9      Low  11:13 PM    -0.3   8:25 PM     Set 11:39 PM
 
M   10     High   3:15 PM     2.4   6:34 AM    Rise 10:19 AM      11
    10      Low  11:56 PM    -0.2   8:26 PM
 
Tu  11     High   4:07 PM     2.2   6:34 AM     Set 12:17 AM      18
    11                              8:26 PM    Rise 11:17 AM
 
W   12      Low  12:37 AM     0.0   6:34 AM     Set 12:50 AM      27
    12     High   8:08 AM     1.5   8:26 PM    Rise 12:12 PM
    12      Low  11:23 AM     1.3
    12     High   5:08 PM     2.0
 
Th  13      Low   1:18 AM     0.2   6:34 AM     Set  1:19 AM      36
    13     High   8:23 AM     1.6   8:27 PM    Rise  1:04 PM
    13      Low   1:15 PM     1.2
    13     High   6:25 PM     1.7
 
F   14      Low   1:56 AM     0.4   6:34 AM     Set  1:46 AM      45
    14     High   8:43 AM     1.7   8:27 PM    Rise  1:56 PM
    14      Low   2:49 PM     1.0
    14     High   7:59 PM     1.6
 
Sa  15      Low   2:33 AM     0.6   6:34 AM     Set  2:12 AM      54
    15     High   9:05 AM     1.8   8:27 PM    Rise  2:47 PM
    15      Low   4:04 PM     0.8
    15     High   9:41 PM     1.4
 
Su  16      Low   3:07 AM     0.9   6:35 AM     Set  2:39 AM      64
    16     High   9:28 AM     2.0   8:28 PM    Rise  3:39 PM
    16      Low   5:03 PM     0.5
    16     High  11:17 PM     1.4
 
M   17      Low   3:38 AM     1.0   6:35 AM     Set  3:08 AM      73
    17     High   9:52 AM     2.1   8:28 PM    Rise  4:34 PM
    17      Low   5:53 PM     0.2
 
Tu  18     High  12:44 AM     1.4   6:35 AM     Set  3:40 AM      81
    18      Low   4:04 AM     1.2   8:28 PM    Rise  5:32 PM
    18     High  10:20 AM     2.3
    18      Low   6:39 PM     0.0
 
W   19     High   2:04 AM     1.4   6:35 AM     Set  4:16 AM      88
    19      Low   4:24 AM     1.2   8:28 PM    Rise  6:33 PM
    19     High  10:51 AM     2.4
    19      Low   7:23 PM    -0.2
 
Th  20     High  11:27 AM     2.6   6:35 AM     Set  5:00 AM      94
    20      Low   8:06 PM    -0.4   8:29 PM    Rise  7:35 PM
 
F   21     High  12:08 PM     2.7   6:35 AM     Set  5:51 AM      98
    21      Low   8:50 PM    -0.5   8:29 PM    Rise  8:37 PM
 
Sa  22     High  12:52 PM     2.8   6:36 AM     Set  6:50 AM      99
    22      Low   9:35 PM    -0.5   8:29 PM    Rise  9:36 PM
 
Su  23     High   1:39 PM     2.8   6:36 AM     Set  7:54 AM      99
    23      Low  10:20 PM    -0.5   8:29 PM    Rise 10:28 PM
 
M   24     High   2:30 PM     2.8   6:36 AM     Set  9:02 AM      96
    24      Low  11:05 PM    -0.4   8:29 PM    Rise 11:13 PM
 
Tu  25     High   3:26 PM     2.7   6:37 AM     Set 10:10 AM      91
    25     Low   11:48 PM    -0.3   8:30 PM    Rise 11:53 PM
 
W   26     High   6:52 AM     1.5   6:37 AM     Set 11:16 AM      83
    26     Low   10:09 AM     1.2   8:30 PM
    26     High   4:27 PM     2.4
 
Th  27      Low  12:31 AM    -0.1   6:37 AM    Rise 12:28 AM      74
    27     High   7:12 AM     1.6   8:30 PM     Set 12:20 PM
    27      Low  11:51 AM     1.1
    27     High   5:39 PM     2.1
 
F   28      Low   1:10 AM     0.2   6:37 AM    Rise  1:02 AM      63
    28     High   7:37 AM     1.7   8:30 PM     Set  1:23 PM
    28      Low   1:31 PM     0.9
    28     High   7:07 PM     1.7
 
Sa  29      Low   1:47 AM     0.6   6:38 AM    Rise  1:34 AM      52
    29     High   8:05 AM     1.9   8:30 PM     Set  2:25 PM
    29      Low   3:03 PM     0.6
    29     High   8:55 PM     1.5
 
Su  30      Low   2:21 AM     0.9   6:38 AM    Rise  2:08 AM      40
    30     High   8:38 AM     2.2   8:30 PM     Set  3:29 PM
    30      Low   4:24 PM     0.3
    30     High  10:54 PM     1.4
 
JULY 2024
 
M    1      Low   2:50 AM     1.1   6:39 AM    Rise  2:44 AM      29
     1     High   9:16 AM     2.4   8:30 PM     Set  4:35 PM
     1      Low   5:33 PM     0.0
 
Tu   2     High  12:52 AM     1.4   6:39 AM    Rise  3:25 AM      20
     2      Low   3:12 AM     1.2   8:30 PM     Set  5:41 PM
     2     High   9:57 AM     2.5
     2      Low   6:33 PM    -0.3
 
W    3     High  10:42 AM     2.7   6:39 AM    Rise  4:12 AM      11
     3      Low   7:26 PM    -0.4   8:30 PM     Set  6:47 PM
 
Th   4     High  11:29 AM     2.7   6:40 AM    Rise  5:05 AM      5
     4      Low   8:14 PM    -0.4   8:30 PM     Set  7:49 PM
 
F    5     High  12:16 PM     2.7   6:40 AM    Rise  6:03 AM      1
     5      Low   8:57 PM    -0.4   8:30 PM     Set  8:45 PM
 
Sa   6     High   1:01 PM     2.7   6:41 AM    Rise  7:05 AM      0
     6      Low   9:35 PM    -0.3   8:30 PM     Set  9:33 PM
 
Su   7     High   1:45 PM     2.7   6:41 AM    Rise  8:06 AM      0
     7      Low  10:09 PM    -0.2   8:29 PM     Set 10:13 PM
 
M    8     High   5:26 AM     1.4   6:42 AM    Rise  9:06 AM      3
     8      Low   7:48 AM     1.2   8:29 PM     Set 10:49 PM
     8     High   2:29 PM     2.5
     8      Low  10:41 PM    -0.1
 
Tu   9     High   5:34 AM     1.5   6:42 AM    Rise 10:02 AM      7
     9      Low   8:57 AM     1.2   8:29 PM     Set 11:19 PM
     9     High   3:14 PM     2.4
     9      Low  11:12 PM     0.1
 
W   10     High   5:47 AM     1.6   6:42 AM    Rise 10:56 AM      13
    10      Low  10:06 AM     1.1   8:29 PM     Set 11:47 PM
    10     High   4:02 PM     2.2
    10      Low  11:41 PM     0.2

Weather / Marine Zone Forecast

MARINE WEATHER: 23 AM EDT Wed May 29 2024
 
 
 .SYNOPSIS...Strong thunderstorms are moving off the Texas and
 NE Mexico coasts. These storms are producing frequent lightning,
 gusty winds and locally rough seas. Outside of those storms, weak
 surface ridging will continue to dominate across the Gulf through
 Sun. As a result, winds will pulse moderate to fresh during the
 evenings through the weekend. A weak cold front moving across the
 far NE Gulf will continue to support gentle W to NW winds over
 that region this morning. Otherwise, fresh to strong NE to E
 winds will pulse near the N and W portions of the Yucatan
 peninsula during the late afternoons and at night for the next two
 days. Haze west of 89W due to agricultural fires over Central
 America and Mexico will continue for at least the next couple of
 days, impacting visibility at times.
 
 $$
 
 
 
 
 GMZ057-292130-
 NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
 523 AM EDT Wed May 29 2024
 
 
 TODAY
 N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
 
 TONIGHT
 W of 85W, NE to E winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
 variable less than 5 kt. E of 85W, N winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or
 less.
 
 THU
 NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
 
 THU NIGHT
 NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
 
 FRI
 E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
 
 FRI NIGHT
 E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
 
 SAT
 E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
 
 SAT NIGHT
 E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
 
 SUN
 E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
 
 SUN NIGHT
 W of 85W, E to SE winds 10 kt. E of 85W, variable
 winds less than 5 kt, becoming E 10 kt late. Seas 4 to
 6 ft.

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