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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Friday, November 20, 2020
Boston Pilots COVID-19 Precautions.pdf    
MSIB 02-20_Change 5_Novel Coronavirus.pdf    

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BOSTON Harbor is at MARSEC Level 1


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">COVID 19 is providing its own unique challenges, requiring all to stay extra vigilant on changing port call conditions and regulations.


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">COVID-19 Corona Virus Information

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The latest Marine Safety Bulletins from USCG Sector BOSTON is attached. Pilot boarding instructions for vessels are also attached. Additional information and links are provided below.


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BOSTON CBP has noted the following:


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Crew changes are being permitted.  Offsigner flights need to be vetted by CBP in advance.


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Crew will be detained on board until further notice. There will be no restrictions on services provided to the vessels (techs / etc). They are leaving it up to the individual company to follow their own response plan to determine if they should board a vessel or not.


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Presidential Proclamations have placed entry restrictions from persons arriving from or through the following countries: Iran, China, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maritime commerce is vital to the U.S. economy and the Coast Guard has the responsibility to safely enable the uninterrupted flow of maritime cargo.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Non-passenger commercial vessels that have been to the countries noted above or embarked crewmembers from the countries noted above within the last 14 days, with no sick crewmembers, will be permitted to enter the U.S. and conduct normal operations, provided that crewmembers remain aboard.


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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Boston, MA Weather (Current Conditions)


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Mostly Cloudy, 54°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 46°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 58°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Wind SW 21 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 30.27 in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 10 mi

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 46%

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 34°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today:

<span-family:"Courier New"">Mostly cloudy


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tonight:


Clouds and sunshine <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">High pressure west of the region will move to a position south of

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">the region for today and winds will be gusty over the water. A cold

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">front will push across the waters late tonight and early Saturday.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">High pressure moves overhead for the weekend. A cold front then

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">brings rain Sunday night and Monday.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Marine Forecast

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...<span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:red">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">6 ft. A slight chance of showers this morning.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">5 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">3 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">2 to 4 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.MON...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">6 ft. Showers likely.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.MON NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">5 to 8 ft. A chance of showers.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TUE...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">8 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">4 to 6 ft.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Boston, MA Tides

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             High                  Low                  Sun

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Date    AM    hgt   PM    hgt   AM    hgt   PM    hgt   rise  set

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20 Fri  0252   9.5  1502 10.4  0847   0.9  2129   0.0  0640  1619

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21 Sat  0352   9.2  1602  9.8  0947   1.3  2228   0.5  0641  1618  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22 Sun  0453   8.9  1705  9.4  1049   1.6  2327   0.8  0642  1618  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23 Mon  0552   8.9  1806  9.1  1151   1.7  ----  ----  0643  1617  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24 Tue  0648   9.0  1906  8.9  0023   1.1  1251   1.6  0645  1617

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 Wed  0740   9.2  2001  8.9  0117   1.2  1347   1.4  0646  1616

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">26 Thu  0826   9.4  2049  8.9  0205   1.2  1438   1.1  0647  1616  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">27 Fri  0906   9.7  2133  9.0  0249   1.2  1522   0.7  0648  1615

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">28 Sat  0944   9.9  2213  9.0  0329   1.2  1602   0.5  0649  1615  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">29 Sun  1020  10.0  2252  9.0  0408   1.1  1641   0.3  0650  1614  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">30 Mon  1057  10.1  2331  9.0  0446   1.1  1719   0.2  0651  1614

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">01 Tue  1134  10.1  ---- ----  0524   1.2  1759   0.1  0652  1614

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">02 Wed  0011   8.9  1212 10.1  0604   1.2  1839   0.1  0653  1613

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">03 Thu  0051   8.8  1252 10.0  0644   1.3  1920   0.2  0654  1613  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">04 Fri  0133   8.7  1334 10.0  0727   1.4  2003   0.2  0655  1613

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">05 Sat  0217   8.7  1420  9.9  0813   1.5  2050   0.3  0656  1613

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">06 Sun  0304   8.7  1511  9.7  0904   1.5  2141   0.3  0657  1613    

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">07 Mon  0356   8.9  1607  9.6  1000   1.4  2235   0.3  0658  1613

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Current Maximum Drafts at Oil Terminals

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Citgo Braintree         36-00 Fresh Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ExxonMobil Everett      38-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Global Chelsea          32-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Global Revere           32-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Gulf Chelsea            35-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Irving Revere           36-00 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sprague Deepwater       34-00 BERTH DEPTH, Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sunoco East Boston      37-06 Salt Water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">TRT Quincy              29-00 BERTH DEPTH, Salt Water

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">McArdle Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The McArdle Bridge is operating on normal on

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Chelsea Street Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The Chelsea Street Bridge is operating on normal

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Fore River Bridge Update

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The Fore River Bridge is operating on normal

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">on demand bridge openings for marine traffic.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MSA Useful Links

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Army Corp of Engineers<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D"><span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Boston Harbor Pilot Association, LLC<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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Chart viewer<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> - handy tool for chart reference

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Weather WEB Sites

National Hurricane Center<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

National Data Buoy Center

Dial-A-Buoy<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:blue">

Oceanweather, Inc.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:blue">

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Notice posted on Friday, November 20, 2020

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.