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Ports & Terminals — By on February 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Worldwide – World Holidays: 19 February-3 March 2012
  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber to close for repairs
  • Singapore, Singapore – Construction works at Cleanseas Jetty

DATE: February 18, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 19 February-3 March 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 20 Feb-Tue 21 Feb – Carnival Wed 22 Feb – Ash Wednesday Sat 25 Feb – Kuwait National Day Sun 26 Feb – Kuwait National Liberation Day Mon 26 Feb – Clean Monday (Greece) Wed 28 Feb – Egypt Independence Day

DATE: February 18, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal – Lock chamber to close for repairs

The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that due to repairs, the New Big North Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be out of service from 07:30 on 21 February until 16:00 on 23 February.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at

Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC network agent

DATE: February 18, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore – Construction works at Cleanseas Jetty

From 22 February to 21 August 2012, construction works will be carried out at the Cleanseas Jetty at Pulau Sebarok.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.18 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded by the following coordinates  (WGS 84 Datum): A) 01° 12.513’N / 103° 47.515’E B) 01° 12.519’N / 103° 47.435’E C) 01° 12.363’N / 103° 47.496’E D) 01° 12.389’N / 103° 47.548’E

Construction of the jetty will entail piling, concrete works, installation of walkways, marine fendering system and mooring facilities. Piling and concrete  works will be carried out by work barges.

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

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 & navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (West Control); and (e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68, for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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