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Subject:MAINE / NEW HAMPSHIRE DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Maine / New Hampshire at MARSEC Level 1

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COVID-19 Corona Virus Information

Guidance on CBP's seaport inspectional processes that will take effect immediately:

For cargo ships arriving from COVID-19 travel suspended countries, CBP is delaying the inspection of the crew until 14-days after foreign departure.  The crew remains onboard until inspected.  All vessels will be required to submit a security plan to include the hiring of additional guards for all vessels arriving from suspended countries.  Once the 14-day mark is passed, CBP will inspect the crew and may issue landing permits (if there are no other concerns).  In some cases the ship may depart the port before 14-days and in those cases the crew is remaining on board for the duration.

This applies to vessels arriving from, and any crew joining the vessel from listed in the following statement:

Presidential Proclamations have placed entry restrictions from persons arriving from or through the following countries: Iran, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), the European states within the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, 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, and the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Illness of a person onboard any vessel that may adversely affect the safety of a vessel or port facility is a hazardous condition per 33 CFR 160.216 and must be reported immediately to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP). Cases of persons who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must be reported to the COTP.

The Coast Guard considers it a hazardous condition under 33 CFR 160.216 if anyone, regardless of where they have been or who they have interacted with, shows symptoms of COVID- 19 or other flu like illness. This requires immediate notification to the nearest Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP).

Per 42 CFR 71.21, vessels destined for a U.S. port are required to report to the CDC any sick or deceased crew/passengers during 15 days prior to arrival at the U.S. port. Guidance to vessels to report deaths and illnesses to the CDC can be found at: https:// go.usa.gov/xd jm j . U.S. flagged commercial vessels are also advised to report ill crewmembers in accordance with the requirements of each foreign port called upon.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
USCG: https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/
CBP: https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus

PILOT BOARDINGS -
Searsport ME / Bucksport ME: Pilots following CBP policy above and delaying boarding for dockings on vessel's that are arriving from or have had a recent crew change where persons traveled through one of the listed countries above until they have reached the 14day mark of showing no signs of illness.
                Portland ME: Pilots are doing their best to keep the flow of vessel traffic 'business as usual' and are evaluating all vessel's case by case.
Portsmouth NH: Pilots following CBP policy above and delaying boarding for dockings on vessel's that are arriving from or have had a recent crew change where persons traveled through one of the listed countries above until they have reached the 14day mark of showing no signs of illness.

CREW CHANGES:
                Portland / Searsport / Bucksport ME and Portsmouth NH:  The port director in Portland ME is allowing crew to sign off and repatriate back home under following conditions:
                                Crew must hold valid US Visa
                                Crew departure flights MUST be direct foreign - NO CONNECTIONS WITHIN US PERMITTED
                                Crew departure flights MUST depart prior to vessel departing port
Crew signing off must get PCR testing prior to flights departure

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BUCKSPORT ME BLACK OUT DATES 2021:

              Following are the dates on which no high water transits (drafts in excess of 28') can be conducted to Bucksport due to a lack of daylight coinciding with the time of High Water.  Low water transits are still possible on these dates at drafts of 28' or less, depending upon the height of the low tide. 

January 7, 8, 9, 10
January 21, 22, 23, 24
February 6, 7
February 8th is questionable; fair wx only February 21, 22 March 8

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TERMINAL DRAFT LIMIATATIONS: (as reported by terminal)

PORTLAND ME
                PORTLAND PIPELINE 52' 00" SALT WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                GULF OIL 36'00" SALT WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                CITGO/IRVING TERMINAL 35'00" FRESH WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                GLOBAL OIL 38'00" BRACKISH WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                BUCKEYE/IRVING 37'00" SALT WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                SPRAGUE ROLLING MILLS 35'00" SALT WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                SPRAGUE MERRILLS MARINE 36'00" SALT WATER DRAFT MAX PERMITTED
                TURNERS ISLAND TERMINAL 23'00" SALT WATER DARFT MAX PERMITTED

PORTSMOUTH NH (ALL DRAFTS FOR PORTSMOUTH ARE SALT WATER)
                GRANITE STATE MINERAL 35'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED
                NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PORT AUTHORITY 35'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED
                IRVING OIL TERMINAL 36'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED
                PUBLIC SERVICE NEW HAMPSHIRE 35'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED
                SPRAGUE AVERY LANE / SEA 3 36'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED
                SPRAGUE RIVER ROAD 34'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED

SEARSPORT ME (ALL DRAFTS FOR SEARSPORT SALT WATER)
                LIQUID BERTH:
                ***SPRAGUE ENERGY HAS ADVISED THEY WILL ACCEPT ANY VESSEL WITH DRAFT OF 28'00" OR LESS ANYTIME***
                ***SPRAGUE ENERGY HAS ADVISED ANY VESSEL WITH DRAFT OVER 28'00" UPD TO MAX 35'00" WILL BE ACCEPTED USING A 2 FENDER SYSTEM TO BREAST OFF THE BERTH**
                MACKPOINT / SPRAGUE BULK PIER 39'00 MAX DRAFT PERMITTED

BUCKSPORT ME (ALL DRAFTS FOR BUCKSPORT ARE BRACKISH WATER)
                WEBBER TANKS 35'00" MAX DRAFT PERMITTED

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PORTLAND TIDES:

APRIL 2021

W 7 Low 2:16 AM 1.2 6:11 AM Rise 4:42 AM 25
7 High 8:33 AM 9.4 7:15 PM Set 2:41 PM
7 Low 2:57 PM 0.3
7 High 9:16 PM 8.9

Th 8 Low 3:17 AM 0.9 6:10 AM Rise 5:09 AM 17
8 High 9:33 AM 9.5 7:16 PM Set 3:48 PM
8 Low 3:51 PM 0.2
8 High 10:07 PM 9.2

F 9 Low 4:10 AM 0.6 6:08 AM Rise 5:33 AM 10
9 High 10:24 AM 9.6 7:17 PM Set 4:53 PM
9 Low 4:37 PM 0.2
9 High 10:51 PM 9.4

Sa 10 Low 4:56 AM 0.3 6:06 AM Rise 5:55 AM 5
10 High 11:09 AM 9.6 7:19 PM Set 5:56 PM
10 Low 5:18 PM 0.2
10 High 11:30 PM 9.6

Su 11 Low 5:38 AM 0.1 6:04 AM Rise 6:15 AM 1
11 High 11:50 AM 9.5 7:20 PM Set 6:58 PM
11 Low 5:54 PM 0.3

M 12 High 12:05 AM 9.7 6:03 AM Rise 6:35 AM 0
12 Low 6:16 AM 0.0 7:21 PM Set 8:00 PM
12 High 12:27 PM 9.4
12 Low 6:28 PM 0.5

Tu 13 High 12:37 AM 9.7 6:01 AM Rise 6:57 AM 0
13 Low 6:52 AM 0.1 7:22 PM Set 9:02 PM
13 High 1:03 PM 9.2
13 Low 7:01 PM 0.7

W 14 High 1:09 AM 9.6 5:59 AM Rise 7:21 AM 2
14 Low 7:27 AM 0.2 7:23 PM Set 10:04 PM
14 High 1:39 PM 8.9
14 Low 7:33 PM 1.0

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Portsmouth NH Tides -


APRIL 2021


Tu 6 Low 1:23 AM 1.1 6:16 AM Rise 4:08 AM 35
6 High 7:47 AM 8.1 7:15 PM Set 1:37 PM
6 Low 2:13 PM 0.3
6 High 8:39 PM 7.4

W 7 Low 2:33 AM 1.0 6:14 AM Rise 4:42 AM 25
7 High 8:55 AM 8.1 7:16 PM Set 2:45 PM
7 Low 3:14 PM 0.3
7 High 9:38 PM 7.7

Th 8 Low 3:34 AM 0.8 6:12 AM Rise 5:10 AM 17
8 High 9:55 AM 8.2 7:18 PM Set 3:51 PM
8 Low 4:08 PM 0.2
8 High 10:29 PM 7.9

F 9 Low 4:27 AM 0.5 6:10 AM Rise 5:35 AM 10
9 High 10:46 AM 8.3 7:19 PM Set 4:55 PM
9 Low 4:54 PM 0.2
9 High 11:13 PM 8.1

Sa 10 Low 5:13 AM 0.3 6:09 AM Rise 5:56 AM 5
10 High 11:31 AM 8.3 7:20 PM Set 5:58 PM
10 Low 5:35 PM 0.2
10 High 11:52 PM 8.3

Su 11 Low 5:55 AM 0.1 6:07 AM Rise 6:17 AM 1
11 High 12:12 PM 8.2 7:21 PM Set 7:00 PM
11 Low 6:11 PM 0.3

M 12 High 12:27 AM 8.3 6:05 AM Rise 6:38 AM 0
12 Low 6:33 AM 0.0 7:22 PM Set 8:02 PM
12 High 12:49 PM 8.1
12 Low 6:45 PM 0.4

Tu 13 High 12:59 AM 8.3 6:04 AM Rise 7:00 AM 0
13 Low 7:09 AM 0.1 7:23 PM Set 9:03 PM
13 High 1:25 PM 7.9
13 Low 7:18 PM 0.6

W 14 High 1:31 AM 8.3 6:02 AM Rise 7:24 AM 2
14 Low 7:44 AM 0.2 7:25 PM Set 10:05 PM
14 High 2:01 PM 7.7
14 Low 7:50 PM 0.9


Low pressure over the North Atlantic will slowly fill and move east late today. High pressure will build in for Wednesday into the end of the week with light winds expected.


ANZ154-070045-
Coastal Waters from Cape Elizabeth, ME to Merrimack River, MA out
25 NM-
636 AM EDT Tue Apr 6 2021

TODAY
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming N
5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers this afternoon.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

WED
NW winds around 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft.

WED NIGHT
N winds up to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

THU
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

THU NIGHT
SE winds around 5 kt, becoming NW around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

FRI
N winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.


ANZ152-070045-
Coastal Waters from Port Clyde, ME to Cape Elizabeth, ME out 25 NM-
636 AM EDT Tue Apr 6 2021

TODAY
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
A slight chance of showers this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon.

TONIGHT
N winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

WED
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

WED NIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

THU
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

FRI
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.


ANZ150-070045-
Coastal Waters from Stonington, ME to Port Clyde, ME out 25 NM-
636 AM EDT Tue Apr 6 2021

TODAY
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
A chance of showers early this morning, then a slight chance of showers late this morning and afternoon.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

WED
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

WED NIGHT
N winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

THU
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

THU NIGHT
NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

FRI
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

FRI NIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.

SAT
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft.


ANZ153-070045-
Casco Bay-
636 AM EDT Tue Apr 6 2021

TODAY
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers this afternoon.

TONIGHT
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

WED
N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.

WED NIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then
1 foot or less.

THU
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.

THU NIGHT
SW winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas
1 foot or less.

FRI
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas
1 foot or less.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.


ANZ151-070045-
Penobscot Bay-
636 AM EDT Tue Apr 6 2021

TODAY
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers early this morning, then a slight chance of showers late this morning and early afternoon.

TONIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

WED
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

WED NIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then
1 foot or less.

THU
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

THU NIGHT
NE winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

FRI
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
1 foot or less.

FRI NIGHT
SW winds around 5 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas
1 foot or less.

SAT
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas
1 foot or less.

SAT NIGHT
SE winds around 5 kt, becoming E after midnight. Seas
1 foot or less.

Notice posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Disclaimer
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.