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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Wednesday, February 17, 2021

<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"">Sunny 25°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 12°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 30°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind WNW 16 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 30.27 in

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 40%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 4°

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Mostly sunny and colder


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

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

<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 builds into New Eng today. Another low pres from the south

<span-family:"Courier New"">will approach the waters Thu night and move across SE New Eng

<span-family:"Courier New"">Friday. High pressure returns for the weekend.


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

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 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 30 kt.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Seas 4 to 7 ft. Light freezing spray.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the

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

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after

<span-family:"Courier New"">midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow likely. Vsby

<span-family:"Courier New"">1 to 3 NM.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...NE winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">8 ft. Snow and rain likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

<span-family:"Courier New"">7 to 9 ft. Snow likely. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">8 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">5 to 7 ft. A chance of snow showers.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to

<span-family:"Courier New"">15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 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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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">17 Wed  0247   9.1  1510  8.7  0900   0.9  2117   1.1  0635  1720

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">18 Thu  0331   8.9  1559  8.3  0948   1.1  2204   1.5  0634  1721

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">19 Fri  0418   8.8  1652  7.9  1041   1.4  2254   1.8  0632  1723

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20 Sat  0509   8.6  1748  7.6  1136   1.5  2346   2.0  0631  1724

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21 Sun  0603   8.6  1847  7.6  ----  ----  1232   1.5  0629  1725

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22 Mon  0700   8.8  1945  7.7  0041   2.0  1330   1.3  0628  1726

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23 Tue  0755   9.1  2038  8.0  0137   1.9  1424   0.9  0626  1728

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24 Wed  0847   9.5  2126  8.5  0230   1.5  1513   0.4  0625  1729

25 Thu  0934  10.0  2209  9.0  0319   1.0  1558  -0.1  0623  1730

26 Fri  1019  10.5  2251  9.5  0406   0.4  1641  -0.6  0622  1731

27 Sat  1103  10.9  2334 10.1  0452  -0.2  1724  -1.0  0620  1733

28 Sun  1149  11.0  ---- ----  0538  -0.7  1807  -1.2  0618  1734

01 Mon  0017  10.5  1236 11.0  0625  -1.0  1851  -1.2  0617  1735

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">02 Tue  0101  10.8  1324 10.8 0713 -1.1 1936 -1.0 0615  1736

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">03 Wed  0147  10.9  1414 10.4 0803 -1.1 2025 -0.7 0614  1738

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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""> 

<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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