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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, July 29, 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">Shore leave is permitted on a case by case basis by CBP.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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"">Mostly Cloudy, 74°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 76°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High, 76°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind SSW 10 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 30.02 in

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 68%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 63°

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Some sun, then turning cloudy with a thunderstorm late this afternoon


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and thunderstorms, heaviest late

<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"">Surface high pressure remains across the waters through early

<span-family:"Courier New"">Thursday before showers and storms arrive ahead of a warm front late

<span-family:"Courier New"">Thursday evening. Surface low pressure tracks north into the Gulf of

<span-family:"Courier New"">Maine early Friday morning and a trailing cold front swings across

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">weekend, then another surface low pressure system moves across the

<span-family:"Courier New"">region late Sunday into early Monday.

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

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">up to 30 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">6 ft. Patchy fog. Showers and tstms likely. Some tstms may

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 NM or less.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Gusts

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Vsby 1 NM or less.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">chance of showers.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MON AND MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas 2 to

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">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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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">29 Thu  0343   9.9  1614  9.6  0956   0.5  2221   1.1  0532  2008

30 Fri  0433   9.4  1702  9.4  1044   1.0  2315   1.3  0533  2007

31 Sat  0526   8.9  1751  9.3  1132   1.5  ----  ----  0534  2006

01 Sun  0620   8.5  1841  9.2  0009   1.5  1222   1.8  0535  2005

02 Mon  0716   8.2  1933  9.2  0104   1.6  1313   2.1  0536  2004

03 Tue  0812   8.1  2025  9.3  0159   1.6  1405   2.2  0537  2002

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">04 Wed  0908   8.1  2117  9.4  0254   1.5  1457   2.1  0538  2001

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">05 Thu  0959   8.3  2204  9.7  0345   1.2  1547   1.9  0539  2000

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">06 Fri  1045   8.5  2248 10.0  0431   0.9  1633   1.7  0540  1959

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">07 Sat  1127   8.8  2331 10.2  0514   0.6  1717   1.4  0542  1957

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">08 Sun  ----  ----  1208  9.1  0555   0.3  1800   1.1  0543  1956

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">09 Mon  0012  10.4  1248  9.4  0635   0.0  1843   0.8  0544  1955

10 Tue  0054  10.6  1328  9.7  0716  -0.2  1927   0.5  0545  1953

11 Wed  0137  10.7  1409 10.0  0757  -0.3  2012   0.3  0546  1952

12 Thu  0222  10.6  1451 10.2  0839  -0.3  2100   0.2  0547  1951

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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 BERTH DEPTH, 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"">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 Thursday, July 29, 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.