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Subject:SFO DAILY UPDATE - MORAN SHIPPING AGENCY IN SAN FRANCISCO
Date:Monday, February 11, 2019
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
2019_PINOLE POINT TIDE TABLES_APR.pdf    
2019_PINOLE POINT TIDE TABLES_FEB.pdf    
2019_PINOLE POINT TIDE TABLES_MAR.pdf    
SF Pilot Terminal Regs.pdf    
Notice:

SAN FRANCISCO – PORT UPDATE

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">San Francisco waterways begin at SF Bar Pilot Station and continue all the way to Stockton & Sacramento. Due to the widespread nature of waterways the drafts and restrictions vary extensively. San Francisco Bay waters ebb and flow twice daily and have significant ranges for tides and currents. If any specific berth, port, or tide info needed, please let us know.

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N<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ational Terrorism Advisory System

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">The National Terrorism Advisory System is at

(MARSEC Level I)for the Port of San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Rodeo, Crockett, Benicia, Martinez, Stockton, Sacramento.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">San Francisco, CA, Channel Depths

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CHANNEL DEPTH SOURCE DATE NOTES VIA CORE OF ENG.

MAIN SHIP BAR CHANNEL 54.2 FT                                                             COE 4/18

OAKLAND OUTER HARBOR 48.3 FT                           COE 4/18 Off Matson corner

OAKLAND INNER TO HOWARDS BASIN 48.8 FT    COE 4/18 At Entrance light 7

HOWARDS TURNING BASIN 48.8 FT                         COE 4/18

HOWARDS TURNING BASIN TO ENCINAL 31.2 FT               COE 10/09

ALAMEDA NAVAL AIR STATION 22.5 FT                  COE 5/18 Center 350' of Channel

SAN BRUNO SHOAL CHANNEL 29.9 FT                     COE 7/18

REDWOOD CITY 28.8 FT                                                 COE 02/18

SOUTHAMPTON SHOAL (RLW) 43.9 FT                    COE 11/18

RICHMOND INNER TO RCH 21 35.2 FT                      COE 6/18

RCH 21 TO RCH 20 30.0 FT                                             COE 4/13

SANTA FE CHANNEL 35.5 FT                                         COE 11/12

NORTH BAY MAIN CHANNEL 38.0 FT                        COE 7/18

PINOLE SHOAL CHANNEL 35.1 FT                               COE 7/18 Red side after #7 & #8

MARE ISLAND 28.3 FT                                                     COE 9/14

UPRR BRIDGE TO AVON 36.0 FT                                 COE 11/18

AVON TO PORT CHICAGO 35.2 FT                             COE 11/18

PORT CHICAGO TO N.Y. PT 35.0 FT                            COE 6/18

N.Y. PT TO ANTIOCH PT 35.2 FT                                  COE 11/18 35.3 NYP-PBG3

N.Y. PT TO STOCKTON 32.4 FT                                     COE 3/18 Controlling depth east of West Island

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Except as otherwise stated in this section, the minimum static under keel clearance (UKC) for any piloted vessel anywhere on the pilotage grounds shall be as follows:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">i.   Two feet for non-tank vessels.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ii.  Three feet for tank vessels requiring a tug escort.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">iii. Three feet for loaded anhydrous ammonia vessels.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Any vessel owner, operator or Master who requires minimum UKCs greater than the recommendations found in this section should communicate those greater UKCs to the Operations Pilot well in advance of the time of the vessel’s arrival for an inbound transit, and prior to the vessel loading for an outbound transit.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">a. All vessels, when transiting the Main Ship Bar Channel shall have a minimum 10 feet UKC. Large, deep draft vessels may experience delays during periods of severe weather.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">b. Ships arriving with a draft of over 45 feet should arrive at the pilot station one hour prior to high water at the Golden Gate. Any exceptions should be cleared with the Operations Pilot to ensure adequate UKC .

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">c. All vessels, when transiting Oakland Inner and Outer Harbor Channels, shall have a minimum 4 feet UKC based on “Oakland Matson Wharf” or “Oakland Inner Harbor, LT 5”.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">d. At final approaches to berths and at berths, all vessels shall always be afloat.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">e. Vessels arriving in Anchorage 9 during flood current will require an assist tug from the Bay Bridge

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<span-family:CIDFont+F2">Maximum draft for transiting Pinole Shoal Channel will be calculated on the height of the tide one hour on either side of high water at Pinole Point. It will be based on brackish water draft (1.010) allowing for 2’ UKC for non-tank vessels, and 3’ UKC for all tank vessels on the latest controlling depth. Contact the Operations Pilot for controlling depth and assistance with calculating maximum draft allowed.

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Presently the depth of Pinole Shoals is 35.1’ BW. Due to the 3’ UKC restriction max allowable draft is 32.1’ BW +/- tide. Upcoming months are attached for reference.

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CURRENT MAXIMUM DRAFTS AT OIL TERMINALS (BW)

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RICHMOND

RCH RLW 1 (CHEVRON LONG WHARF)  49.3’ (RESTRICTED TO MANEUVERING AREA 42.8’)

RCH RLW 2 (CHEVRON LONG WHARF)  36.0’ (RESTRICTED TO MANEUVERING AREA 42.8’)

RCH RLW 3 (CHEVRON LONG WHARF)  40.1’ (RESTRICTED TO MANEUVERING AREA 42.8’)

RCH RLW 4 (CHEVRON LONG WHARF)  50.0’ (RESTRICTED TO MANEUVERING AREA 42.8’)

 

RODEO

US RD3 (P66)  42.6’ (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

US RD4 (P66)  42’6’ (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

 

SELBY / CROCKETT

US RD8  (NU STAR SELBY)  32.1’ (basis Pinole Shoal)

US CRM1 (C & H SUGAR)    32.1’ (basis Pinole Shoal)

 

MARTINEZ

US MRZ 2 (SHELL 2 - LOAD)  42’0” (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

US MRZ 3 (SHELL 1 - DISC)  42’0” (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

US MRZ 5 (TESORO AMORCO)   44’0” (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

US MRZ 6 (PAC. ATL. CO./OLD SHORE)  31’09”

US MRZ 7 (TESORO AVON LOWER BERTH - LOAD)  31’09”

US MRZ 8 (TESORO AVON UPPER BERTH - DISC)  31’09” 

 

BENICIA

US BNC 4 (VALERO)  37’08” (Pinole controls to 32.1’ plus high tide)

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SF BRIDGE CLEARANCES –

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">San Francisco has 7 area bridges as follows:

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">225.0 FT  /  231.0 FT

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A B SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">B C SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">C D SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">D E SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT

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San Mateo Bridge<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> – (San Francisco/Oakland/Alameda/Redwood)

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">135.0 FT  /  141.0 FT

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Richmond/San Rafael Bridge<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> – (Richmond)

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WEST/MAIN SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">                 185.0 FT  /  190.0 FT

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Carquinez Bridge<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> – (Rodeo/Selby/Crockett)

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             134.0 FT  /  139.0 FT

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">             134.0 FT  /  140.0 FT

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Martinez/Benicia (Union Pacific RR) Bridge<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> – (Benicia/Martinez)

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">135.0 FT  /  140.0 FT

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Antioch Bridge<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> – (Pittsburgh/Antioch)

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">139.0 FT  /  142.0 FT

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<span-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">San Francisco, CA, Weather Forecast

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WEATHER AND SEAS FORECAST FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Offshore Waters Forecast

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> California waters-

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Inner waters from  60 nm to 150 nm offshore.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Outer waters from 150 nm to 250 nm offshore.

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">more than twice the significant wave height.

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> PZZ899-120345-

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">756 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .SYNOPSIS FOR CALIFORNIA WATERS...High pressure will build over

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the southern waters today and tonight, then drift E Tue and Tue

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">night. A series of low pressure systems will move NE across the

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">region Tue night into Wed night. High pressure will rebuild

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">across the central and southern waters Thu and Thu night, as a

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">cold front moves into the N portion Thu night. The high pressure

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">ridge will strengthen across the central and southern waters Fri

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">and Fri night while a strong low center N of the waters moves

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> PZZ820-120345-

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Point St. George to Point Arena between 60 nm and 150 nm

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">756 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> ...GALE WARNING...

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<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .TODAY...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming S 20 to 30 kt. Seas

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">8 to 14 ft. Scattered showers.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .TUE...S winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft. Scattered showers.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .TUE NIGHT...S to SE winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 13 to 22 ft. Rain.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WED...S winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas 14 to

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">23 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 16 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">9 to 11 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .THU NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRI...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 14 to 22 ft.

<span-size:12.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> .FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 18 to 23 ft.

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Best Regards,

John Darring - Operations Manager

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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.