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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, December 31, 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-family:"Courier New"">Cloudy 42°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 33°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 45°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind W 13 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 30.06 in

<span-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 10 mi

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 57%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 28°


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Cloudy


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Mainly clear

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Cold front slides through the waters this morning and rain ends

<span-family:"Courier New"">gradually by early afternoon. High pressure nudges in today, but

<span-family:"Courier New"">increasingly builds in tonight into Friday. Low pressure moves

<span-family:"Courier New"">through late on Friday through Saturday. Another low moves through

<span-family:"Courier New"">late on Sunday through Monday.


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

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...<span-family:"Courier New";color:red">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">.THIS AFTERNOON...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after

<span-family:"Courier New"">midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">2 to 3 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt with

<span-family:"Courier New"">gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Gusts

<span-family:"Courier New"">up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">5 to 8 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">6 ft. A chance of rain.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">4 to 7 ft. Rain.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.MON...N winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 7 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">10 ft. Rain likely.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">7 to 10 ft.


<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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31 Thu  1149  10.3  ---- ----  0539   0.9  1816  -0.3  0711  1623

01 Fri  0029   8.9  1231 10.4  0622   0.8  1858  -0.4  0711  1624

02 Sat  0111   9.0  1315 10.4  0705   0.7  1941  -0.4  0711  1625

03 Sun  0153   9.1  1400 10.3  0752   0.7  2026  -0.4  0711  1625

04 Mon  0239   9.3  1450 10.1  0842   0.6  2114  -0.3  0711  1626

05 Tue  0328   9.5  1544  9.8  0937   0.5  2206  -0.1  0711  1627

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">06 Wed  0420   9.7  1642  9.5  1035   0.4  2300   0.1  0711  1628

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">07 Thu  0516   9.9  1744  9.3  1136   0.3  2357   0.2  0711  1629  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">08 Fri  0613  10.2  1847  9.1  ----  ----  1238   0.0  0711  1630

09 Sat  0712  10.5  1952  9.1  0055   0.3  1340  -0.3  0711  1631

10 Sun  0811  10.7  2054  9.2  0154   0.3  1441  -0.6  0710  1633  

11 Mon  0908  11.0  2152  9.4  0252   0.2  1538  -1.0  0710  1634

12 Tue  1002  11.1  2246  9.5  0347   0.1  1631  -1.2  0710  1635

13 Wed  1054  11.2  2338  9.5  0440   0.0  1722  -1.2  0709  1636

14 Thu  1145  11.0  ---- ----  0531   0.0  1811  -1.1  0709  1637

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<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"">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 Thursday, December 31, 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.