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Ports & Terminals — By on February 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Russia, Novorossiysk – Port operations resumed
  • Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Keppel Fel shipyard
  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Poor visibility closes Strait

DATE: February 09, 2012 – COUNTRY: Russia  – PORT: Novorossiysk – Port operations resumed 

Weather conditions in the port of Novorossiysk are improving, with the sea swell and wind decreasing. The port and all terminals resumed operations this morning (9 February).

Two gale warnings are still in force. Bunkering at roads will be permitted after the cancellation of gale warnings. Clearance at roads has been permitted since this morning.

For information about operations in Novorossiysk contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

DATE: February 09, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore  – Dredging off Keppel Fel shipyard

The working period for dredging works off Keppel Fel Shipyard has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.15 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 9 to 29 February 2012, within the  working areas bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

  • 1)  1° 17.637’N / 103° 40.398’E
  • 2)  1° 17.626’N / 103° 40.408’E
  • 3)  1° 17.620’N / 103° 40.402’E
  • 4)  1° 17.576’N / 103° 40.443’E
  • 5)  1° 17.564’N / 103° 40.430’E
  • 6)  1° 17.518’N / 103° 40.472’E
  • 7)  1° 17.619’N / 103° 40.594’E
  • 8)  1° 17.809’N / 103° 40.420’E
  • 9)  1° 17.792’N / 103° 40.401’E
  • 10) 1° 17.620’N / 103° 40.560’E
  • 11) 1° 17.565’N / 103° 40.495’E
  • 12) 1° 17.613’N / 103° 40.450’E
  • 13) 1° 17.608’N / 103° 40.444’E
  • 14) 1° 17.647’N / 103° 40.409’E

Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers. The grab  dredgers will be held by four anchors. The dredger, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of  50-metre radius centred at the dredgers. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges.

During the operation, the dredger will be attended by tug boat. The tug boat will be used to shift the dredger.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area; (b) maintain a proper lookout; (c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution; (d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); and (e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: February 09, 2012  -COUNTRY: Turkey -PORT: Turkish Straits – Poor visibility closes Strait 

The Istanbul Strait was closed to traffic between 10:00 and 12:20 hours local time, and again at 15:43, today (9 February) due to poor visibility as a result of snow.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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