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Subject:LA/LGB AREA: High Wind Forecasted Thursday
Date:Thursday, December 09, 2021
MSIB 11-21 Change 1- Heavy Weather Advisory Winter Weather Update.pdf    
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From: Kip Louttit <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:47 PM


Good evening Maritime Community:


The wind is forecasted to be at or near the 35kts threshold in the AOR, starting mid-morning tomorrow(9 Dec) and into early Friday morning (10 Dec).


Attached please find the MSIB regarding Heavy Weather Advisory Winter Weather Update and all addressees with vessels are requested to have their vessels prepare and comply.


VTS LA/LB will start our heavy weather broadcast at 0100 Thursday morning and will send it hourly until the wind subsides. We will also call each vessel that remains at anchor to ensure they have their engine in immediate standby and a second anchor (if equipped) ready to let go.  Loitering vessels will be reminded to also have their engines in immediate standby, as per attached MSIB.


Yours in preparedness and readiness so we maintain a safe, secure, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound marine transportation system, fair weather or foul!


Be safe, healthy, and well,




Captain J. Kipling (Kip) Louttit

Executive Director

Marine Exchange of Southern California &

Vessel Traffic Service Los Angeles and Long Beach

San Pedro, CA

Desk:  310-519-3127

Cell:  310-897-1714

24 Hr Vessel Traffic Service Watch:  310-832-6411

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Notice posted on Thursday, December 09, 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.