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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Thursday, November 18, 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-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sunny, 65°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 63°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 68°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Wind SW 16 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.97 in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 10 mi

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 62%

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 52°

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Mostly sunny and warmer; breezy this afternoon<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";background:white">


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

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain late<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";background:white">

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Synopsis for Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastal waters:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Gusty SW flow prevails this afternoon into this evening as a cold

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">front approaches from the west. The front crosses the waters late

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">tonight with brisk NW flow Fri. High pres builds over the waters

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sat, moving offshore Sun. A cold front moves into New Eng Mon,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">crossing the waters Mon night. Low pres may develop on this front

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">east of New Eng Mon night into Tue.

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THIS AFTERNOON...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W after midnight. Gusts

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">4 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN NIGHT AND MON...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Seas 4 to 7 ft. Showers likely.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas

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

<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"">18   Thu  1022  10.1  2252  9.2  0408   0.9  1640   0.2  0637  1621

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">19   Fri  1057  10.1  2331  9.1  0446   1.1  1719   0.2  0638  1620

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20   Sat  1134  10.1  ---- ----  0524   1.2  1757   0.2  0640  1619

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21   Sun  0010   8.9  1211 10.0  0602   1.4  1836   0.4  0641  1619

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">22   Mon  0050   8.8  1250  9.8  0641   1.6  1916   0.5  0642  1618

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">23   Tue  0131   8.6  1330  9.6  0722   1.8  1958   0.7  0643  1617

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">24   Wed  0213   8.4  1413  9.4  0805   1.9  2042   0.9  0644  1617

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25   Thu  0258   8.3  1500  9.2  0851   2.1  2130   1.0  0645  1616

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">26   Fri  0347   8.2  1551  9.1  0942   2.1  2220   1.1  0647  1616

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">27   Sat  0437   8.4  1645  9.1  1037   2.0  2311   1.0  0648  1615

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">28   Sun  0528   8.7  1741  9.1  1133   1.7  ----  ----  0649  1615

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">29   Mon  0619   9.2  1838  9.3  0002   0.8  1229   1.2  0650  1614

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">30   Tue  0710   9.8  1934  9.6  0054   0.6  1326   0.5  0651  1614

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">01   Wed  0800  10.5  2030  9.9  0147   0.3  1421  -0.2  0652  1614

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">02   Thu  0850  11.2  2123 10.2  0238  -0.1  1515  -0.9  0653  1613           

<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"">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 Thursday, November 18, 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.