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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, September 09, 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"">Light rain, 74°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 75°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High, 74°F

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.79 in

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 87%

<span-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 70°


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Not as warm but humid with rain and a thunderstorm, some heavy later; watch for flooding on streets and poor drainage areas


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Heavy rain and a thunderstorm this evening followed by a little rain late; watch for flooding on streets and poor drainage areas

<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 cold front slowly slides into the waters this afternoon and moves

<span-family:"Courier New"">through by late tonight. This will bring showers and thunderstorms.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Swell from Hurricane Larry begins to impact the coastal waters this

<span-family:"Courier New"">afternoon and peaks on Friday. High pressure builds over the waters

<span-family:"Courier New"">through the weekend. Unsettled weather returns early to mid next

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

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

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. Showers with isolated tstms. Vsby

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">1 NM or less.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Patchy fog. Showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Vsby 1 NM or less.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">7 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">6 to 9 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MON AND MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">becoming N. 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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08   Wed  0028  10.9  1255 10.5  0645  -0.5  1903  -0.3  0615  1907

09   Thu  0113  10.9  1337 10.8  0727  -0.5  1950  -0.6  0616  1905

10   Fri  0200  10.8  1421 11.0  0811  -0.5  2038  -0.6  0617  1904

11   Sat  0248  10.5  1508 11.1  0858  -0.2  2130  -0.5  0619  1902

12   Sun  0340  10.1  1600 10.9  0948   0.2  2226  -0.2  0620  1900

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">13   Mon  0437   9.6  1656 10.7  1043   0.6  2326   0.0  0621  1858

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">14   Tue  0540   9.2  1758 10.5  1143   1.0  ----  ----  0622  1857

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15   Wed  0646   9.0  1903 10.3  0030   0.3  1246   1.2  0623  1855

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">16   Thu  0754   8.9  2010 10.3  0135   0.4  1350   1.2  0624  1853

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">17   Fri  0900   9.1  2115 10.4  0240   0.3  1455   1.1  0625  1851

18   Sat  0959   9.4  2213 10.5  0340   0.2  1555   0.8  0626  1849

19   Sun  1050   9.8  2305 10.6  0433   0.0  1648   0.5  0627  1848

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20   Mon  1136  10.0  2351 10.5  0520  -0.1  1736   0.3  0628  1846

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21   Tue  ----  ----  1217 10.1  0603   0.0  1822   0.1  0629  1844

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22   Wed  0036  10.4  1257 10.2  0644   0.2  1905   0.2  0630  1842

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23   Thu  0118  10.1  1335 10.1  0723   0.5  1947   0.3  0631  1841

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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, September 09, 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.