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Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, September 10, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:
COVID 19 is providing its own unique challenges, requiring all to stay extra vigilant on changing port call conditions and regulations.
 
 
If you would like updates for all OR other USA ports, the easiest method for reviewing our daily port updates is by visiting: http://ports.moranshipping.com/default.aspx
 
 
National Terrorism Advisory System
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The National Terrorism Advisory System is at an elevated threat alert (MARSEC Level I) for the Port of Boston.
 
Boston, MA Weather (Current Conditions)
 
 
Cloudy, 72°F
Feels Like 80°F
Today’s High 79°F
Wind 0 mph
Barometer 30.28 in
Visibility 10 mi
Humidity 93%
Dew Point 70°
 
Today:
 
Mostly cloudy and humid with a couple of showers around; a heavy thunderstorm later
 
Tonight:
 
Cloudy and humid with a passing shower
 
Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:
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A cold front approaches the waters today and crosses them late
tonight. Behind the front high pressure builds back over the waters
for late in the week and heading into the weekend. Another cold
front will cross the waters late Sunday into early Monday.
 
 
Marine Forecast
 
 
.TODAY...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Areas of fog. A
slight chance of tstms. A slight chance of showers this morning,
then a chance of showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W with gusts up to
20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Areas of fog. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms. Some tstms may produce heavy
rainfall. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the
evening. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers
likely.
.MON AND MON NIGHT...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N 15 to
20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
 
 
 
Boston, MA Tides
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             High                  Low                  Sun
Date    AM    hgt   PM    hgt   AM    hgt   PM    hgt   rise  set
 
10 Thu  0531   8.2  1744  9.1  1132   2.1  ----  ----  0618  1903
11 Fri  0626   8.1  1838  9.2  0013   1.6  1225   2.2  0619  1901
12 Sat  0722   8.1  1934  9.4  0109   1.5  1320   2.1  0620  1900
13 Sun  0819   8.4  2031  9.8  0205   1.2  1417   1.7  0621  1858
14 Mon  0914   8.9  2126 10.3  0301   0.7  1513   1.2  0622  1856
15 Tue  1005   9.5  2219 10.9  0353   0.2  1607   0.5  0623  1854
16 Wed  1052  10.2  2309 11.3  0442  -0.4  1658  -0.1  0624  1853
17 Thu  1139  10.8  2359 11.5  0529  -0.9  1748  -0.8  0625  1851
18 Fri  ---- ----   1227 11.3  0617  -1.1  1839  -1.2  0626  1849
19 Sat  0050  11.6  1315 11.6  0704  -1.2  1930  -1.4  0627  1847
20 Sun  0142  11.4  1405 11.7  0753  -1.0  2022  -1.3  0628  1845
21 Mon  0236  11.0  1456 11.6  0843  -0.6  2116  -1.0  0629  1844
22 Tue  0331  10.5  1550 11.2  0935  -0.1  2214  -0.6  0630  1842
23 Wed 0430   9.9 1648 10.8 1032   0.5 2315 -0.1 0632 1840   
24 Thu 0534   9.4 1751 10.3 1133   1.0  ----  ---- 0633 1838   
25 Fri 0641   9.0 1857 10.0 0019 0.3 1236   1.4 0634 1837   
26 Sat 0748   8.9 2003 9.8 0124   0.6 1340   1.5 0635 1835   
27 Sun 0852   9.0 2105 9.8 0229   0.7 1444   1.5 0636 1833   
28 Mon 0947   9.2 2200 9.9 0328   0.6 1541   1.2 0637 1831
 
 
Current Maximum Drafts at Oil Terminals
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Citgo Braintree         36-00 Fresh Water
ExxonMobil Everett      38-00 Salt Water
Global Chelsea          32-00 Salt Water
Global Revere           32-00 Salt Water
Gulf Chelsea            35-00 Salt Water
Irving Revere           36-00 Salt Water
Sprague Deepwater       34-00 Salt Water
Sunoco East Boston      37-06 Salt Water
TRT Quincy              29-00 Salt Water
 
McArdle Bridge Update
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The McArdle Bridge is operating on normal on
demand bridge openings for marine traffic.
 
Chelsea Street Bridge Update
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The Chelsea Street Bridge is operating on normal
on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.
 
Fore River Bridge Update
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The Fore River Bridge is operating on normal
on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.
 
MSA Useful Links
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Army Corp of Engineers
 
Boston Harbor Pilot Association, LLC
 
NOAA
Chart viewer - handy tool for chart reference
 
Weather WEB Sites
 
Please visit our Boston Port site at:
 
 
 
 
Notice posted on Thursday, September 10, 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.