Daily Update

Northern California

June 17, 2024

Notices

PINOLE SHOALS –
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Attached are the Moran Shipping Pinole Shoal Tide /Draft chart of current and the next month for planning.
Pinole Shoal Channel is currently 34.2 FT at MLLW FW draft restricted for 31.2FT FW with 3 FT UKC requirement.  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.
 
SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND CBP has noted the following for non-passenger vessels:
• Office hours 0830-1530.  Officers may not be available to process any formalities including vessel Entrance/Clearance outside these times.
• 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.
• Repatriation of off-signers are allowed with CBP approval.  Off signers flights must depart before the vessel departs the port.
 
STATE OF CALIFONRIA – COVID
Currently there are no restrictions for crew regarding Covid.
 
National Terrorism Advisory System:
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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.
 
UKC POLICY
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The minimum static under keel clearance (UKC) for any piloted vessel anywhere on the pilotage grounds shall be as follows:
 
i.   Two feet for non-tank vessels.
ii.  Three feet for tank vessels requiring a tug escort.
iii. Three feet for loaded anhydrous ammonia vessels.
 
CURRENT MAXIMUM DRAFTS AT OIL TERMINALS:
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SFO
RICHMOND – CHEVRON LONG WHARF – 4 berth - Brackish water updated NOV 2023 The following allow are calculated basis depth + 2’ UKC
RESTRICTED MANEUVERING AREA at MLLW – ALLOWING FOR 2’ UKC
 
RCH RLW 1  36.5
RCH RLW 2  37.2’
RCH RLW 3  37.2’
RCH RLW 4  38.1’
 
MAX DRAFTS
RCH RLW 1  45.9’
RCH RLW 2  36.0’
RCH RLW 3  36.6’
RCH RLW 4  44.2’
 
RODEO – Phillips66 - Fresh wáter
Phillips 66 requires 2 feet of under keel clearance at all times while alongside
 
US RD3  40.8’
US RD4  40.8’
 
SELBY / CROCKETT – Nustar Energy - Fresh water US RD8  46.0’
 
MARTINEZ – 4 terminals – 6 berths
 
PBF Energy (used to be SHELL) – 2 berths – Fresh wáter
 
US MRZ 2 (SHELL 2 - LOAD)  39’0”
US MRZ 3 (SHELL 1 - DISC)  39’0”
 
TransMontaigne – US MRZ 6 – Fresh Water
With the required 2ft under-keel clearance (UKC), maximum draft allowed alongside MRZ6 is now 34.0 feet
 
BENICIA
 
Valero Refinery – BNC 4 – Fresh water (APR 2024 sounding)
US BNC 4 – 35.2’ FRESH (MLLW) - Max draft stated includes minimum 1 foot under keel clearance.
SF BRIDGE CLEARANCES
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San Francisco has 7 area bridges as follows:
 
Golden Gate Bridge – (entering SF Bay)
  MHW     /   MLLW
225.0 FT  /  231.0 FT
 
San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge – (San Francisco/Oakland/Alameda/Redwood)
A B SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT
B C SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT
C D SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
           220.0 FT  /  226.0 FT
D E SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
           204.0 FT  /  210.0 FT
 
San Mateo Bridge – (San Francisco/Oakland/Alameda/Redwood)
  MHW     /   MLLW
135.0 FT  /  141.0 FT
 
Richmond/San Rafael Bridge – (Richmond/Rodeo) WEST/MAIN SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
                 185.0 FT  /  190.0 FT
 
Carquinez Bridge – (Selby/Crockett)
UPSTREAM
NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT
SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
             134.0 FT  /  139.0 FT
 
DOWNSTREAM
NORTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
             146.0 FT  /  152.0 FT
SOUTH SPAN -   MHW     /   MLLW
             134.0 FT  /  140.0 FT
 
Martinez/Benicia (Union Pacific RR) Bridge – (Benicia/Martinez)
  MHW     /   MLLW
135.0 FT  /  140.0 FT
 
Antioch Bridge – (Pittsburgh/Antioch)
  MHW     /   MLLW
139.0 FT  /  142.0 FT

Weather / Marine Zone Forecast

SAN FRANCISCO, CA WEATHER FORECAST:
 
This AfternoonWNW wind 13 to 16 kt. Sunny.
TonightWNW wind 6 to 15 kt. Mostly clear.
TuesdaySW wind 5 to 10 kt increasing to 11 to 16 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny.
Tuesday NightWSW wind 6 to 14 kt. Partly cloudy.
JuneteenthWSW wind 6 to 14 kt. Mostly sunny.
Wednesday NightWSW wind 7 to 12 kt. Mostly cloudy.
ThursdayWSW wind 6 to 13 kt. Mostly sunny.
Thursday NightSW wind 6 to 11 kt. Partly cloudy.
FridaySW wind 5 to 12 kt. Mostly sunny.

Attachments

  • OpsDesk_MaxDrafts_Agent_PinolePoint_9415056_Jun2024.pdf(16.2 KB )

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