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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Wednesday, September 15, 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, 76°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 79°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High, 85°F

<span-family:"Courier New"">Wind S 9 mph

<span-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.97 in

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 81%

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


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Humid and warmer with times of clouds and sun; breezy this afternoon; wildfire smoke will cause the sky to be hazy


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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Breezy this evening; otherwise, humid with increasing clouds with a thunderstorm in parts of the area 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"">High pres will weaken today as a cold front approaches the waters

<span-family:"Courier New"">later tonight. This front will stall over New England on Thursday. A

<span-family:"Courier New"">coastal low near the benchmark may bring unsettled weather, building

<span-family:"Courier New"">seas and increased winds to the waters Friday or Saturday. High

<span-family:"Courier New"">pressure builds into the waters on Sunday.

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING

THROUGH THIS EVENING...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt this

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Vsby 1 NM or less.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. A

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THU NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">showers. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">chance of rain.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">becoming N 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 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"">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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">18   Sat  0959   9.4  2213 10.5  0340   0.2  1555   0.8  0626  1849

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24   Fri  0159   9.8  1413 10.0  0802   0.8  2029   0.5  0632  1839

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25   Sat  0241   9.4  1452  9.8  0842   1.2  2112   0.8  0633  1837

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">26   Sun  0324   8.9  1534  9.5  0924   1.6  2157   1.1  0634  1835

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">27   Mon  0411   8.5  1620  9.2  1009   2.0  2247   1.5  0636  1834

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">28   Tue  0502   8.2  1711  9.0  1059   2.3  2341   1.7  0637  1832

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">29   Wed  0557   8.0  1806  8.9  1152   2.5  ----  ----  0638  1830

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">30   Thu  0654   7.9  1903  9.0  0037   1.7  1248   2.5  0639  1828       

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

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

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National Data Buoy Center

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Oceanweather, Inc.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:blue">

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Notice posted on Wednesday, September 15, 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.