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 Daily Port Update

Date:Saturday, February 20, 2021
MSIB 02-20 Novel Coronavirus Change 5.pdf    

SAN FRANCISCO – PORT UPDATE:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Please find latest port update below for San Francisco Bay Area. Pinole Shoal is 34.7 FT at MLLW FW draft restricted for 31.7 FT FW with 3 FT UKC requirement.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Pilot boarding instructions for vessels are attached.

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

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<span-family:"Courier New"">No recent activity.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">COVID-19 Corona Virus Information

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U.S. COAST GUARD MSIB NUMBER 02-21<span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New"">Please see attached MSIB 02-21 wherein all persons “traveling on all commercial vessels to wear a mask.”

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<span-family:"Courier New"">CMTS COVID-19 Working Group: Survey of U.S. Mariner Mental Health Needs during COVID-19

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) COVID-19 Working Group (C-19 WG) encourages mariners from all segments of the U.S. maritime industry to take ten minutes to anonymously complete the “Mariner Mental Health Needs during Covid-19” online survey at


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Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​<span-family:"Courier New";color:#444444">. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. ​<span-family:"Courier New";color:#444444">Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery

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<span-family:"Courier New"">SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND CBP has noted the following for non-passenger vessels:

Office hours 0830-1500.  Officers will may not be available to process any formalities including vessel Entrance/Clearance outside these times.<span-family:"Courier New"">CBP/Immigration are boarding limited vessels for foreign flag/crew arrivalS.  US Flag vessels/US Crew coming coastwise are not restricted. <span-family:"Courier New"">Crew changes are permitted.  Some off signers may require a Parole Request with U.S. Customs as well as a security escort to the airline departure gate. <span-family:"Courier New"">Repatriation of off-signers are allowed with CBP approval via parole.  <span-family:"Courier New"">All Certificates, CBP Receipts, documents (I-418, I-1303, I-1304) Will be emailed to agent prior to arrival and all CBP formalities will be performed in their office only.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">California COVID

<span-family:"Courier New"">If you travel out of California the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends you self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to California. People arriving in California from other states or countries should also self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. This recommendation does not apply to people leaving or entering California for “essential travel,” including work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.  

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<span-family:"Courier New"">18 June, 2020 Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible – please see the attached as it remains constant.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">Facilities have individual policies/restrictions.  These will be forwarded to vessels as they are scheduled for those docks.

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

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<span-family:"Courier New"">State of California:             <span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New"">State of California COVID-19 Statistics:

<span-family:"Courier New"">California Face Coverings Guidance:<span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New"">California Travel Recommendations:

<span-family:"Courier New"">USCG MSIB 02-21: 

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National Terrorism Advisory System:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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The National Terrorism Advisory System is (MARSEC Level I) for the Port of San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Rodeo, Crockett, Benicia, Martinez, Stockton, Sacramento.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">UKC POLICY  <span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">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-family:"Courier New"">i.   Two feet for non-tank vessels.

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">iii. Three feet for loaded anhydrous ammonia vessels.

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Pinole Shoal Channel<span-family:"Courier New"">

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

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RICHMOND – CHEVRON LONG WHARF – 4 berth - Brackish wáter updated September 2020

RESTRICTED MANEUVERING AREA 41.5’ for all 4 berths at MLLW

RCH RLW 1  45.7’ <span-family:"Courier New"">

RCH RLW 2  36.8’ <span-family:"Courier New"">

RCH RLW 3  37.8’ <span-family:"Courier New"">

RCH RLW 4  46.3’ <span-family:"Courier New"">


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RODEO – Phillips66 - Fresh wáter

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Phillips 66 requires 2 feet of under keel clearance at all times while alongside

US RD3  43.0’ <span-family:"Courier New"">

US RD4  43’0’ <span-family:"Courier New"">

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SELBY / CROCKETT – Nustar Energy - Fresh water<span-family:"Courier New"">

US RD8  32.0’ <span-family:"Courier New"">



MARTINEZ – 4 terminals – 6 berths


Shell (PBF Energy) – 2 berths – Fresh wáter

US MRZ 2 (SHELL 2 - LOAD)  42’0” <span-family:"Courier New"">

US MRZ 3 (SHELL 1 - DISC)  42’0” <span-family:"Courier New"">


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<span-family:"Courier New"">Marathon Amorco - US MRZ 5 – Fresh water<span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Minimum depth alongside 44.0 feet

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vessels up to 152,407 MT DWT (150,000 LT DWT), maximum mean draft allowed alongside 40.0 feet, minimum Under Keel Clearance 3 feet.

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<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vessels over 152,407 MT DWT (150,000 LT DWT), maximum mean draft allowed alongside 38.0 feet, minimum Under Keel Clearance 3 feet.

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TransMontaigne – US MRZ 6 – Fresh Water<span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New"">With the required 2ft under-keel clearance (UKC), maximum draft allowed alongside MRZ6 is now 33.6 feet



Marathon -

US MRZ 7 (LOWER BERTH)  39’08” <span-family:"Courier New"">

US MRZ 8 (UPPER BERTH)  39’08”  <span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Marathon Avon Wharf Berth 1A (surveyed August 29th 2019)

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vessels ≤ 196 m LOA, Minimum depth alongside 38.7 feet

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Maximum draft allowed alongside 36.7 feet, minimum Under Keel Clearance 2 feet.

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vessels >196 m to 225 m LOA, Minimum depth alongside 34.0 feet

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Maximum draft allowed alongside 32.0 feet, minimum Under Keel Clearance 2 feet.

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vessels >225 m to 250 m LOA, Minimum depth alongside 32.0 feet

<span-family:"Courier New";color:black">Maximum draft allowed alongside 30.0 feet, minimum Under Keel Clearance 2 feet.

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Valero Refinery – BNC 4 – Fresh water<span-family:"Courier New"">

<span-family:"Courier New"">US BNC 4 – 35.8’ FRESH (MLLW) - Max draft stated includes minimum 1 foot under keel clearance.

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San Francisco, CA, Channel Depths:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">MAIN SHIP BAR CHANNEL

54.6<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

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<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">RICHMOND INNER TO RCH 21

36.0<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

11/20<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

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RCH 21 TO RCH<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New";color:windowtext"> <span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">20

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">30.0

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

0<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">4/13

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">SANTA FE CHANNEL

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">33.7

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

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<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">NORTH BAY MAIN CHANNEL

37.9<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

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<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">PINOLE SHOAL CHANNEL

34.7<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

11/20<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">MARE ISLAND

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">29.1

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

0<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">7/20

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">UPRR BRIDGE TO AVON

35.3<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

11/20<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">AVON TO PORT CHICAGO

35.0<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New";color:windowtext">11/20

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">PORT CHICAGO TO N.Y. PT

<span-family:"Courier New"">BULLS HEAD CHANNEL

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">35.6

<span-family:"Courier New"">34.6

<span-size:11.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Courier New"">COE

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<span-family:"Courier New"">SF BRIDGE CLEARANCES – <span-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-family:"Courier New"">San Francisco has 7 area bridges as follows:

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Golden Gate Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (entering SF Bay)

<span-family:"Courier New"">  MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">225.0 FT  /  231.0 FT

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San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (San Francisco/Oakland/Alameda/Redwood)

<span-family:"Courier New"">A B SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT

<span-family:"Courier New"">B C SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT

<span-family:"Courier New"">C D SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT

<span-family:"Courier New"">D E SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">  MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">135.0 FT  /  141.0 FT

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Richmond/San Rafael Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (Richmond/Rodeo)

<span-family:"Courier New"">WEST/MAIN SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">                 185.0 FT  /  190.0 FT

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Carquinez Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (Selby/Crockett)

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<span-family:"Courier New"">NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT

<span-family:"Courier New"">SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">             134.0 FT  /  139.0 FT

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

<span-family:"Courier New"">NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT

<span-family:"Courier New"">SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">             134.0 FT  /  140.0 FT

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Martinez/Benicia (Union Pacific RR) Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (Benicia/Martinez)

<span-family:"Courier New"">  MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">135.0 FT  /  140.0 FT

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Antioch Bridge<span-family:"Courier New""> – (Pittsburgh/Antioch)

<span-family:"Courier New"">  MHW     /   MLLW

<span-family:"Courier New"">139.0 FT  /  142.0 FT

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San Francisco, CA, Weather Forecast:<span-family:"Courier New"">

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Sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.


Clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light west after midnight.


Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind.


Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with a low around 47.


Sunny, with a high near 63.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47.


Sunny, with a high near 62.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46.


Sunny, with a high near 62.



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Notice posted on Saturday, February 20, 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.