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Ports & Terminals — By on March 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, all ports – Singapore to host ReCAAP ISC for another five years
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Severe Weather Warning

DATE: March 07, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: all ports – Singapore to host ReCAAP ISC for another five years

Today, Singapore reaffirms its commitment to international co-operation to combat piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, as Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Mr Yoshihisa Endo, Executive Director of the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) signed a Headquarters Agreement by which Singapore renewed its commitment to host the ReCAAP ISC for another five years.
The signing of the new Headquarters Agreement took place on the sidelines of the 6th ReCAAP ISC Governing Council Meeting this morning….
….Launched here in 2006, the ReCAAP ISC has established itself as an authority on incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. In addition to facilitating the prompt exchange of information between ReCAAP Focal Points, the ReCAAP ISC also contributes to anti piracy capacity building in Asia and actively engages the industry on measures to prevent attacks of piracy….
….The ReCAAP is open to any State with a stake in ensuring the security of merchant shipping in Asia and has welcomed four new members in recent years….
(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)
Source: Extracts from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (www.mpa.gov.sg) news release dated 7 March 2012

DATE: March 07, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Port Kembla – Severe Weather Warning

A severe weather warning has been issued for Port Kembla with south to south-easterly winds up to 40 knots and swell up to 4 metres.
If the severe weather conditions eventuate then vessels alongside must secure their mooring lines etc and the Harbour Master will order all vessels at anchorage to proceed to sea.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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