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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Monday, January 11, 2021
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 32°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 30°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 39°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind SW 6 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 30.29 in

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 56%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 18°


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Clouds limiting sunshine


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Clouds breaking

<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"">High pres remains southeast of the waters through midweek, providing

<span-family:"Courier New"">a generally light southwest to west flow. Winds will turn to the

<span-family:"Courier New"">south and increase Fri ahead of strong low pressure well to our

<span-family:"Courier New"">west. A strong cold front will cross the waters sometime next

<span-family:"Courier New"">weekend.


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

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<span-family:"Courier New"">.THIS AFTERNOON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

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

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

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

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.WED AND WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.THU AND THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

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


<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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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

15 Fri  0027   9.5  1235 10.7  0620   0.1  1858  -0.8  0708  1638  

16 Sat  0114   9.4  1323 10.4  0709   0.3  1943  -0.4  0708  1639  

17 Sun  0200   9.3  1410  9.9  0757   0.6  2028   0.1  0707  1641  

18 Mon  0245   9.1  1458  9.3  0846   0.9  2114   0.5  0707  1642  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">19 Tue  0332   8.9  1549  8.8  0938   1.2  2201   1.0  0706  1643  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20 Wed  0420   8.8  1642  8.4  1031   1.4  2250   1.4  0706  1644  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21 Thu  0509   8.7  1737  8.0  1126   1.5  2340   1.7  0705  1645  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22 Fri  0600   8.7  1833  7.8  ----  ----  1222   1.5  0704  1647  

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23 Sat  0652   8.8  1931  7.8  0032   1.8  1318   1.4  0703  1648

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24 Sun  0745   9.0  2025  7.9  0124   1.8  1412   1.1  0703  1649    

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 Mon  0834   9.3  2114  8.1  0215   1.7  1501   0.7  0702  1650

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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"">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 Monday, January 11, 2021

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.