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 Daily Port Update

Date:Monday, March 12, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England

1 Little Harbor Road
Woods Hole, MA  02543
Tel:  508-457-3211

[MSIB # 04-18]
12 March 2018
Winter Storm Skylar Safety Measures - Waterways of Southeastern New England

Winter Storm Skylar is forecast to have a major impact on the waterways of
Southeastern New England over the next several days.  This major winter
storm is expected to track directly through our area delivering hurricane
force winds of 50 to 65 knots offshore, and gale force winds of 30 to 40
knots with gusts up to 55 knots in coastal areas.  Blizzard conditions are
possible at the height of the storm, with snow rates of up to 2-3 inches per

The U. S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeastern New England strongly
advises all mariners to seek safe haven until the storm passes.  While at
anchor, vessels should maintain an anchor watch and keep engines on standby.
Moored vessels should double-up on mooring lines and be ready to get
underway if necessary.  Terminal managers should identify any actions which
may need to be taken to prepare for this storm.  All vessels and facilities
should continue to monitor NOAA or other broadcast weather forecasts for
changing weather forecasts and current conditions.  Post-storm, mariners are
advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting due to the possibility
of hazardous obstructions and off station or unreliable aids to navigation.

As always, any vessel casualties, pollution, or any incidents that may
affect the navigable waterways of Rhode Island and Southeastern
Massachusetts, including all of Cape Cod and the Islands, should be reported
to Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.  In particular, after the
storm has passed mariners who may observe any aids to navigation off station
or otherwise not operating properly should immediately report discrepancies
to the Coast Guard via VHF channel 16, or by phone at 508-457-3211.  These
are monitored continuously.

Questions regarding this Bulletin may be addressed to Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc
at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, 401-435-2351, or 

R. J. Schultz
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port
Southeastern New England

MST2 Peter Freese
Prevention Department
Waterways Management Division
Sector SE New England, USCG
20 Risho Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914-1208
Office: (401) 435-2384

Notice posted on Monday, March 12, 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.