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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update - Boston
Date:Friday, January 07, 2022

<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"">Snow, 30°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Feels Like 13°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Today’s High 35°F

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Wind NW 14 mph

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Barometer 29.64 in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Visibility 2 mi

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Humidity 86%

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Dew Point 27°

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Snow, heavy early, 6-10in; storm total 10-15in; heavy morning snow can cause difficult travel, low visibility and major disruptions<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";background:white">


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

Clear; slushy areas and standing water will freeze<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"">Gale warning in effect this afternoon and evening with 35+ knot wind

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">gusts expected over the coastal waters. Small craft advisories

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">elsewhere. Rain and perhaps snow/wintry mix closer to shore as a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">coastal-low pressure system moves over the coastal waters. Seas rise

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">to 6 to 8 feet in the outer zones and 2-4 feet in the near-shore

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">zones. Conditions improve tonight into tomorrow as high pressure

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">builds over the coastal waters.

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

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THIS AFTERNOON...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Seas 5 to 7 ft. Snow and rain. Vsby 1 NM or less.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">8 ft. A chance of rain.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUN NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">4 to 7 ft. A chance of rain.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MON...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MON NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TUE...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">8 ft. A chance of snow.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">4 to 7 ft. A chance of snow.

<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"">07    Fri  0231   9.7  1445 10.3  0830   0.2  2104  -0.3  0711  1629

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">08    Sat  0325   9.5  1542  9.6  0927   0.6  2158   0.2  0711  1630

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">09    Sun  0420   9.4  1641  9.0  1027   0.9  2251   0.7  0711  1631

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">10    Mon  0514   9.2  1740  8.6  1127   1.1  2345   1.2  0710  1632

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">11    Tue  0608   9.1  1840  8.2  ----  ----  1227   1.1  0710  1633

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">12    Wed  0701   9.1  1939  8.1  0038   1.5  1326   1.1  0710  1634

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">13    Thu  0753   9.2  2033  8.1  0131   1.6  1421   0.9  0709  1636

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">14    Fri  0842   9.4  2122  8.2  0222   1.6  1510   0.7  0709  1637

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15    Sat  0926   9.5  2205  8.3  0308   1.5  1553   0.5  0708  1638

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">16    Sun  1007   9.7  2245  8.4  0351   1.4  1633   0.3  0708  1639

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">17    Mon  1047   9.9  2324  8.6  0432   1.2  1711   0.1  0707  1640

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">18    Tue  1125  10.0  ---- ----  0512   1.1  1749   0.0  0707  1641

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">19    Wed  0002   8.7  1204 10.0  0552   0.9  1827  -0.1  0706  1643

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20    Thu  0040   8.8  1243 10.0  0632   0.8  1905  -0.2  0706  1644

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">21    Fri  0117   8.9  1322  9.9  0713   0.7  1943  -0.1  0705  1645                 

<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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<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 Friday, January 07, 2022

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.