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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Port Update - New York
Date:Friday, February 19, 2021
COVID-19 Memo Agents 6-22-2020.pdf    
Detention of Crewmen arriving from COVID19 restricted countries.doc    
MSIB 02-20_Change 5_Novel Coronavirus.pdf    

New York Harbor is at MARSEC Level 1


COVID-19 Corona Virus Information

Restrictions continue at the Port of New York/New Jersey.


Vessel cargo operations are not affected and are still being conducted with little or no delays.


Attached please find the Marine Safety Information Bulletin's from USCG and CBP requirements of safeguarding detained crewmembers falling within 14 days of their arrival from COVID-19 restricted countries and vessel Mask requirements.  Crew changes being allowed if vessel meeting safe COVID requirements.  


Also attached is memo to agents from the Sandy Hook Pilots covering COVID-19 precautionary measures for vessels entering the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Frequently Asked Questions:




Not related to the Pandemic, any off signing crew with contracts of 1 year or less and/or first time arriving in the U.S. are required to be escorted and attended to by guards from ship to airport/hotel. This requirement is at Customs and Border protection discretion. Crew must be on airplane departing while ship is in port.  In case crew cannot depart, then guards will be required at all times while in the U.S.  This is subject to Customs approval on a case by case basis.


While there have been few (if any) confirmed positive crew members arriving in the U.S. via ship, there have been vessels delayed entry into U.S. ports for not providing timely submissions of attestation letters where required.  Just a friendly reminder to ensure that this information is being transmitted to USCG well in advance of expected POB, in order to prevent any significant delays with entry into port, thank you.


Some terminals/services carrying out due diligence at their berths to limit the spread of the virus to crew and shore side personnel by limiting any direct contact with personnel.  In some cases, temperature checks, no paperwork exchanges, only via e-mail, crew not being allowed to depart while at their terminals. Gangways to be raised/removed when shore personnel leave ship during operations. Limit inspectors, gaugers etc. from entering terminal buildings.


Following oil terminals/maritime facilities have restrictions in place at the Port of New York/New Jersey for vessels under USCG Captain of the Port orders and/or US Customs operational details as per attached:


Gordons Terminal – No crew changes at terminal as a precaution due to the Corona Virus issue.  No one will be allowed to board or depart vessels and barges at terminal location until further notice accept cargo surveyors and agents.


Buckeye Port Reading – no crewmembers to will be allowed to depart while docked at the facility.  gangway to be removed after pilot departure, but gaugers can attend on arrival/sailing Going forward until further notice no ship crew members will be allowed to depart while docked at the facility.

There should be no paperwork exchanges with ship personnel. Our members can fill out the paperwork then email to the vessel.  Once the ship has completed the paperwork they should email to the tc-1 or gaugers and delivered to the dock.

Once the pilot has departed from the ship the gangway is to be removed from the ship until the pilot is ready to board to sail the ship.

There rover will also be stationed at the dock when a ship arrives. Once the gangway is removed from the ship the rover can continue his usual activities.


Inspectors should not be stationed at the terminal or entering the terminal building.  Tc-1 to call when they need gauges or samples then the inspector will take the paperwork back to the office and email to the tc-1. We are minimizing any direct contact with personnel and paperwork.


IMTT Bayonne - COVID-19 Mandatory Temperature Screening on all Personnel

Effective 31Mar20, all personnel entering IMTT property will be required to have their temperatures checked for fever like symptoms. All personnel to include contracted staff will be required to check into the East Gate screening area by vehicle. All personnel are asked to remain in their vehicles, once their turn has arrived, they will be asked to partially lower their windows to allow IMTT personnel to perform a non-contact temperature screening. Personnel will be allowed to enter IMTT only if their temperature is below 99.5°F. In the event they have a fever of 99.5°F or higher, personnel will be denied access to the facility. Personnel allowed access to the facility will be issued a color coated wristband for that day. If personnel are found in the terminal without the appropriate wristband, they will be asked to leave immediately.

Parking along the side of the road will be prohibited until further notice.

IMTT expects full compliance with this from our staff, contractors, and other critical partners in our attempts to keep everyone on the facility safe during these difficult times. Additionally, IMTT encourages that all employees and contracted personnel check their temperatures before coming on site to keep all employees safe.

No IMTT-Bayonne personnel will embark onto the ship.  All pre-discharge activities will be conducted on the pier.  This policy will remain in effect for the duration of the healthcare emergency.


Kinder Morgan Carteret - Kinder Morgan Load Master (employee) will not board vessels at their berth. All workers and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings and gloves while within New Jersey Kinder Morgan Terminals. These efforts are to reduce exposure within our facilities and keep everyone that comes into our terminals healthy.


Kinder Morgan Perth Amboy - Implemented temperature screenings for every individual that enters their facilities. All workers and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings and gloves while within New Jersey Kinder Morgan Terminals. These efforts are to reduce exposure within our facilities and keep everyone that comes into our terminals healthy.


Millers Launch Service - Implementing temperature screenings before being allowed on launch


Nustar Terminal Linden - Nustar Load Master (employee) will not board vessels at their berth




NWS Marine Weather Forecast - New York


<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">New York Harbor-

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">535 AM EST Fri Feb 19 2021

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TODAY<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Freezing drizzle

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">this morning. Freezing rain or snow. Rain likely this afternoon.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

TONIGHT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Chance of snow in

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

SAT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">3 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

SAT NIGHT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2 to 3 ft.

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SUN<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

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SUN NIGHT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

MON<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2 ft. Rain likely with chance of snow.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

MON NIGHT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Chance of

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">showers.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

TUE<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

TUE NIGHT<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">around 2 ft.

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USCG Ice Report - New York


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">SUBJ/DAILY ICE BROADCAST 18 FEB 21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">1. THE FOLLOWING ICE INFORMATION BROADCAST HAS BEEN INITIATED:

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">ICE REPORT FOR NEW YORK HARBOR AND HUDSON RIVER:

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2. LOCATION: TYPE/FORM/THICKNESS/COVERAGE/ESTABLISHED TRACK (Y OR N)/DATE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">A. SHREWSBURY/NAVESINK: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">B. SANDY HOOK BAY: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">C. LOWER NEW YORK BAY: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">D. UPPER NEW YORK BAY: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">E. NEWARK BAY: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">F. THROGS NECK BRIDGE: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">G. GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">H. TAPPAN ZEE TO WEST POINT: BRASH/PLATE/1-3"/20PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">I. WEST POINT TO NEWBURGH: BRASH/PLATE/1-3"/40PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">J. NEWBURGH TO POUGHKEEPSIE: BRASH/PLATE/3"/50PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">K. POUGHKEEPSIE TO KINGSTON: BROKEN BRASH/3-5"/20PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">L. KINGSTON TO CATSKILL: BROKEN/BRASH/8-12"/100PCT/N/18FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">M. CATSKILL TO ALBANY: BKN PLATE/BRASH/3-7"/50PCT-90PCT/N/15FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">N. ALBANY TO TROY: OPEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">2. THE CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING MEETING AREAS AND CHOKEPOINTS:

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">A. WEST POINT: BROKEN BRASH/3-5"/60PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">B. STORM KING: BROKEN BRASH/1-3"/10PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">C. CRUM ELBOW: BROKEN BRASH/4-6"/80PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">D. HYDE PARK: BROKEN BRASH/3-5"/50PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">E. ESOPUS MEADOWS: BROKEN BRASH/5-8"/100PCT/N/17FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">F. SILVER POINT: BROKEN BRASH/3-7"/85PCT/N/15FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">G. HUDSON ANCHORAGE: BROKEN BRASH/3-6"/80PCT/N/15FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">H. STUYVESANT ANCHORAGE: BKN PLATE/BRASH/3-6"/80PCT/N/15FEB

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">3. ATON STATUS: AIDS TO NAVIGATION MAY BE UNRELIABLE IN AREAS IMPACTED BY ICE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">DUE TO THE CURRENT CONDITIONS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4. OPERATING RESTRICTIONS: VESSELS OF LESS THAN 3,000 HORSEPOWER WHILE ENGAGED


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">HUDSON RIVER WHERE ICE CONDITIONS ARE REPORTED TO BE 8 INCHES OR GREATER UNLESS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">OPERATING WITH AN ASSIST TUG, AS PART OF A CONVOY OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">THE PORT NEW YORK.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">5. THESE ICE CONDITIONS ARE ESTIMATED AND MAY BE WORSE IN NATURAL CHOKE POINTS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">AND OUTSIDE THE NAVIGABLE TRACK MAINTAINED BY COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS.


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">CAN BE FOUND AT THE SECTOR NEW YORK HOMEPORT WEBSITE. SECTOR NEW YORK CAN BE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">REACHED AT 718-354-4356.

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Notice posted on Friday, February 19, 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.