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 Port Updates

 Daily Port Update

Date:Thursday, January 11, 2018

To all shipping agents and tug companies:


Narragansett Bay restrictions:  The 9 buoy has been repositioned clearing the ship channel for vessels transiting to and from Providence.  However due to buoys still being dragged out of position by ice,  transits to and from Providence are restricted to daylight only. The restriction will remain in place until  conditions improve. Contact the pilot office for updates.

Cape Cod Canal restrictions  : Canal Control has advised that the daylight only fair tide restriction for tug and barge units carrying petroleum has been lifted. There remains in place a restriction of one way traffic only through the canal. Contact the canal well in advance of intended canal transits for updates.

Davisville restrictions: There are currently no restrictions for vessels transiting to and from Davisville. Contact the pilot office for updates.   

 Capt. Paul Costabile

Executive Director

Northeast Marine Pilots, Inc.

243 Spring St.

Newport, RI 02840

(401)847-9050 X2




Notice posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018

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.