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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Friday, October 16, 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, 66°F
Feels Like 66°F
Today’s High 72°F
Wind S 4 mph
Barometer 30.04 in
Visibility 10 mi
Humidity 91%
Dew Point 63°F
 
Today:
 
Considerable cloudiness with a couple of showers followed by a steadier rain
 
Tonight:
 
Cooler with periods of rain, becoming heavy; watch for flooding on streets and poor drainage areas
 
Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:
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A cold front will move in today and over the waters tonight. A few
rumbles of thunder are possible tonight. Winds shift from the south
to the northwest once the front slides through. High pressure builds
in for much of Saturday as the frontal system exits. High pressure
remains in control Sunday through Tuesday.
 
Marine Forecast
 
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
 
.TODAY...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
5 ft. A slight chance of showers.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers
likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Patchy fog. Showers. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
 
Boston, MA Tides
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             High                  Low                  Sun
Date    AM    hgt   PM    hgt   AM    hgt   PM    hgt   rise  set
 
 
16 Fri  1111  11.5  2338 11.4  0501  -0.9  1728  -1.3  0657  1801  
17 Sat  ----  ----  1200 11.9  0550  -1.1  1819  -1.7  0658  1800  
18 Sun  0030  11.4  1249 12.1  0639  -1.1  1911  -1.8  0659  1758  
19 Mon  0123  11.1  1340 12.0  0728  -0.8  2003  -1.6  0701  1756
20 Tue  0217  10.7  1432 11.7  0819  -0.4  2057  -1.2  0702  1755
21 Wed  0313  10.2  1526 11.2  0913   0.2  2153  -0.6  0703  1753
22 Thu  0412   9.7  1625 10.6  1010   0.8  2254   0.0  0704  1752  
23 Fri  0516   9.2  1729 10.1  1112   1.3  2357   0.4  0705  1750  
24 Sat  0622   9.0  1835  9.7  ----  ----  1216   1.6  0707  1749  
25 Sun  0726   8.9  1940  9.5  0101   0.8  1320   1.7  0708  1748  
26 Mon  0826   9.0  2041  9.4  0202   0.9  1423   1.6  0709  1746  
27 Tue  0919   9.3  2135  9.5  0258   0.9  1519   1.3  0710  1745
28 Wed  1004   9.5  2221  9.5  0346   0.9  1608   1.0  0711  1743   
29 Thu  1042   9.8  2302  9.5  0427   0.9  1650   0.7  0713  1742   
30 Fri  1118   9.9  2340  9.5  0504   0.9  1729   0.5  0714  1741   
31 Sat  1152  10.0 1/0018 9.5  0540   0.9  1807   0.4  0715  1739
01 Sun  1126  10.1 2355  9.5  0515   0.9  1742   0.2  0618  1637
02 Mon  ----  ---- 1202 10.0 0553   1.1 1823   0.4 0618 1637  
 
 
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 BERTH DEPTH, Salt Water
Sunoco East Boston      37-06 Salt Water
TRT Quincy              29-00 BERTH DEPTH, 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 Friday, October 16, 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.