Daily Update

Port Manatee, FL

June 17, 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 – INDEPENDENCE
 
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:  06/20/24 – PORT AUTHORITY - A meeting of the Manatee County Port Authority will be held Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 9:00 am, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, during a Land Use meeting, in the Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers on the first floor of the County Administrative Center at 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida.  If you have any questions, please contact Pam Wingo via email at pwingo@seaportmanatee.com or call 941-721-2395.
 
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FUTURE ISSUES:  NONE
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Security level:  MARSEC 1
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Hurricane Alert: -   4/SEASONAL – TWO SYSTEMS BEING MONITORED
800 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2024

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:


1. Satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that a broad
area of low pressure is forming over the Bay of Campeche.
Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual
development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely
to form by midweek while it moves slowly westward or
west-northwestward toward the western Gulf coast.

Regardless of development, several days of heavy rainfall are
expected across portions of southern Mexico and Central America, and
these rains are likely to cause life-threatening flooding and flash
flooding.  Locally heavy rainfall is also expected to spread over
portions of the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico by the
middle of the week.  In addition, gale warnings have been issued for
portions of the Gulf of Mexico, and more information on those
warnings is available in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National
Weather Service.  Interests along the western and northwestern Gulf
coasts should monitor the progress of this system. An Air Force
Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the
system later today.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...high...70 percent.


2. Southwestern Atlantic Ocean:
An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms located several hundred
miles east of the Bahamas is associated with a surface trough and
an upper-level area of low pressure.  Environmental conditions
could be conducive for some development of this system during the
next few days while it moves westward or west-northwestward.  The
system is forecast to approach the coast of the southeast United
States on Thursday or Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...low...30 percent.

Tides / Currents

TIDES:  PORT MANATEE, FL
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
JUNE 2024
 
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
 
Th  11     High   6:05 AM     1.6   6:43 AM    Rise 11:48 AM      21
    11      Low  11:18 AM     1.0   8:29 PM
    11     High   4:56 PM     1.9
 
F   12      Low  12:11 AM     0.4   6:43 AM     Set 12:14 AM      29
    12     High   6:28 AM     1.7   8:29 PM    Rise 12:39 PM
    12      Low  12:34 PM     0.9
    12     High   6:00 PM     1.7
 
Sa  13      Low  12:40 AM     0.7   6:44 AM     Set 12:40 AM      38
    13     High   6:54 AM     1.9   8:28 PM    Rise  1:30 PM
    13      Low   1:51 PM     0.8
    13     High   7:23 PM     1.5
 
Su  14      Low   1:08 AM     0.9   6:44 AM     Set  1:07 AM      48
    14     High   7:25 AM     2.0   8:28 PM    Rise  2:23 PM
    14      Low   3:07 PM     0.6
    14     High   9:14 PM     1.4
 
M   15      Low   1:34 AM     1.0   6:45 AM     Set  1:37 AM      57
    15     High   8:00 AM     2.2   8:28 PM    Rise  3:19 PM
    15      Low   4:19 PM     0.4
    15     High  11:30 PM     1.4
 
Tu  16      Low   1:54 AM     1.2   6:45 AM     Set  2:11 AM      67
    16     High   8:41 AM     2.3   8:27 PM    Rise  4:18 PM
    16      Low   5:22 PM     0.2
 
W   17     High   9:28 AM     2.4   6:46 AM     Set  2:51 AM      76
    17      Low   6:19 PM     0.0   8:27 PM    Rise  5:19 PM
 
Th  18     High  10:19 AM     2.5   6:46 AM     Set  3:38 AM      84
    18      Low   7:10 PM    -0.2   8:27 PM    Rise  6:22 PM
 
F   19     High  11:12 AM     2.7   6:47 AM     Set  4:34 AM      91
    19      Low   7:57 PM    -0.3   8:26 PM    Rise  7:22 PM
 
Sa  20     High  12:04 PM     2.8   6:47 AM     Set  5:37 AM      96
    20      Low   8:41 PM    -0.4   8:26 PM    Rise  8:18 PM
 
Su  21     High  12:56 PM     2.9   6:48 AM     Set  6:45 AM      99
    21      Low   9:21 PM    -0.4   8:25 PM    Rise  9:07 PM
 
M   22     High   4:34 AM     1.5   6:49 AM     Set  7:55 AM      99
    22      Low   7:02 AM     1.3   8:25 PM    Rise  9:50 PM
    22     High   1:48 PM     2.9
    22      Low  10:00 PM    -0.3
 
Tu  23     High   4:43 AM     1.5   6:49 AM     Set  9:04 AM      97
    23      Low   8:12 AM     1.2   8:24 PM    Rise 10:28 PM
    23     High   2:41 PM     2.8
    23      Low  10:36 PM    -0.2
 
W   24     High   4:57 AM     1.6   6:50 AM     Set 10:10 AM      92
    24      Low   9:23 AM     1.0   8:24 PM    Rise 11:03 PM
    24     High   3:37 PM     2.6
    24      Low  11:11 PM     0.1
 
Th  25     High   5:16 AM     1.6   6:50 AM     Set 11:15 AM      85
    25      Low  10:36 AM     0.9   8:23 PM    Rise 11:36 PM
    25     High   4:39 PM     2.3
    25      Low  11:43 PM     0.4
 
F   26     High   5:40 AM     1.8   6:51 AM     Set 12:19 PM      76
    26      Low  11:55 AM     0.8   8:23 PM
    26     High   5:51 PM     1.9
 
Sa  27      Low  12:12 AM     0.8   6:51 AM    Rise 12:10 AM      65
    27     High   6:11 AM     2.1   8:22 PM     Set  1:23 PM
    27      Low   1:19 PM     0.6
    27     High   7:24 PM     1.6
 
Su  28      Low  12:37 AM     1.0   6:52 AM    Rise 12:45 AM      54
    28     High   6:47 AM     2.3   8:22 PM     Set  2:28 PM
    28      Low   2:48 PM     0.4
    28     High   9:38 PM     1.4
 
M   29      Low  12:54 AM     1.2   6:52 AM    Rise  1:24 AM      43
    29     High   7:33 AM     2.4   8:21 PM     Set  3:34 PM
    29      Low   4:14 PM     0.2
 
Tu  30     High   8:28 AM     2.5   6:53 AM    Rise  2:08 AM      32
    30      Low   5:29 PM     0.0   8:20 PM     Set  4:39 PM
 
W   31     High   9:32 AM     2.6   6:53 AM    Rise  2:58 AM      22
    31      Low   6:31 PM    -0.1   8:20 PM     Set  5:41 PM

Weather / Marine Zone Forecast

MARINE WEATHER: Hazardous Weather Conditions
Small Craft Advisory in effect from June 17, 09:00 PM CDT until June 18, 11:00 AM CDT
Last Update: 1021 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2024
View Nearby Observations
 
22NM WSW Pass-a-grille Reef FL
Marine Zone Forecast
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
 
TodayEast winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots late. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Wave detail: east 3 feet at 4 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 7 seconds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms early this morning, then isolated showers and thunderstorms late this morning and afternoon.
TonightEast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. Wave detail: east 5 feet at 5 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 9 seconds.
TuesdayEast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Wave detail: east 5 feet at 5 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 8 seconds. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday NightEast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Wave detail: east 6 feet at 5 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 10 seconds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
WednesdayEast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Wave detail: east 6 feet at 6 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 10 seconds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday NightEast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Wave detail: east 5 feet at 6 seconds and southwest 2 feet at 9 seconds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
ThursdayEast winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms.
Thursday NightEast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms.
FridayEast winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
 
winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

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