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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, April 01, 2021
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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

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<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"> 

<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"> 

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<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"> 

<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"> 

<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"> 

<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.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Frequently Asked Questions: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-basics/faq<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">USCG: https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CBP: https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

 

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

 

<span-family:"Courier New"">Cloudy 46°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 35°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 50°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind NW 17 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.68 in

<span-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 2 mi

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 79%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 40°

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Fog early, then cloudy and cooler with periods of rain into the early afternoon

 

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Turning clear, breezy and colder

<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"">A gale center forming over the Maritimes Monday morning will

<span-family:"Courier New"">generate westerly gales across the MA and RI waters through the

<span-family:"Courier New"">morning, then slowly slackening in the afternoon. High pressure then

<span-family:"Courier New"">builds over New England Monday night. The high remains just offshore

<span-family:"Courier New"">Tue and Wed. Low pressure then tracks south to north across New

<span-family:"Courier New"">England Wed night into Thu. Periods of heavy rain and fog will limit

<span-family:"Courier New"">vsby. Improving conditions late Thu and Thu night, as low pressure

<span-family:"Courier New"">exits into Canada and west winds overspread the waters. High

<span-family:"Courier New"">pressure builds into New England Fri and Sat, then shifting south

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

 

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

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

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up

<span-family:"Courier New"">to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the

<span-family:"Courier New"">afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">.THU...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Gusts

<span-family:"Courier New"">up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">3 to 4 ft.

<span-family:"Courier New"">.FRI THROUGH SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to

<span-family:"Courier New"">30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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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01 Thu  0223  11.6  1458 10.4  0845  -1.5  2103  -0.4  0624  1911

02 Fri  0314  11.3  1554  9.9  0940  -1.0  2157   0.2  0622  1912

03 Sat  0409  10.8  1655  9.3  1038  -0.5  2256   0.8  0620  1913

04 Sun  0511  10.3  1802  8.9  1142   0.0  ----  ----  0619  1914

05 Mon  0618   9.8  1911  8.7  0001   1.2  1248   0.4  0617  1916 

06 Tue  0728   9.6  2020  8.7  0106   1.4  1355   0.6  0615  1917

07 Wed  0837   9.5  2123  9.0  0214   1.4  1500   0.6  0614  1918

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">08 Thu  0939   9.6  2215  9.3  0318   1.2  1555   0.5  0612  1919

09 Fri  1031   9.7  2258  9.6  0413   0.8  1642   0.4  0610  1920

10 Sat  1115   9.8  2336  9.8  0500   0.5  1722   0.4  0609  1921

11 Sun  1156   9.8  ---- ----  0542   0.3  1759   0.5  0607  1922

12 Mon  0012   9.9  1234  9.7  0621   0.1  1835   0.6  0605  1923

13 Tue  0046  10.0  1312  9.5  0659   0.1  1911   0.8  0604  1925

14 Wed  0121   9.9  1350  9.3  0737   0.2  1948   1.0  0602  1926

15 Thu  0156   9.8  1429  9.0  0816   0.4  2026   1.3  0600  1927

 

<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 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

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D">

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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

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

http://www.bostonpilots.com/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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NOAA

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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