Daily Update

Port Manatee, FL

June 20, 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: -   4/SEASONAL - 800 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024

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

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Alberto, located inland over northeastern Mexico.

1. Southwestern Atlantic Ocean (AL92):
A small area of low pressure located about 150 miles east of the
northernmost Bahamas continues to produce disorganized shower
and thunderstorm activity.  While environmental conditions are only
marginally conducive due to nearby dry air, further development of
this system could lead to the development of a tropical depression
while the low moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph and
approaches the northeastern coast of Florida or the Georgia coast
early on Friday.  An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is
scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...medium...40 percent.


2. Southwestern Gulf of Mexico:
A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form over southeastern
Mexico and northern Central America on Friday.  Environmental
conditions appear conducive for gradual development after this
system moves over the Bay of Campeche on Saturday, and a tropical
depression could form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this
weekend while it moves slowly west-northwestward or northwestward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days...medium...50 percent.

Tides / Currents

TIDES:  PORT MANATEE, FL
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon            /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
JUNE 2024
 
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: 4NM NNE Tampa Bay FL
Marine Zone Forecast
 
TodayEast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms late.
TonightEast winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
FridayNortheast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday NightNorthwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
SaturdaySoutheast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the morning, then numerous showers in the afternoon.
Saturday NightSouth winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers, mainly in the evening.
SundaySoutheast winds around 5 knots, becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the morning, then numerous showers in the afternoon.
Sunday NightSouthwest winds around 5 knots, becoming southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers, mainly in the evening.
MondaySouth winds around 5 knots, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the morning, then numerous showers in the afternoon.
 
winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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