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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 25, 2012 at 7:23 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation for construction of Hong Kong Link Road
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Temporary establishment of lighted buoys
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/07/12

DATE: July 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong Marine site investigation for construction of Hong Kong Link Road 

For approximately 6 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [to the south and south-west of the Hong Kong International Airport] in the area bounded by straight lines and adjacent shorelines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (U):

  • (A) 22 deg. 17.488’N / 113 deg. 55.772’E
  • (B) 22 deg. 17.450’N / 113 deg. 55.773’E
  • (C) 22 deg. 17.467’N / 113 deg. 55.607’E
  • (D) 22 deg. 17.643’N / 113 deg. 55.019’E
  • (E) 22 deg. 17.643’N / 113 deg. 54.753’E
  • (F) 22 deg. 17.564’N / 113 deg. 54.572’E
  • (G) 22 deg. 17.551’N / 113 deg. 54.434’E
  • (H) 22 deg. 17.543’N / 113 deg. 54.242’E
  • (I) 22 deg. 17.469’N / 113 deg. 53.991’E
  • (J) 22 deg. 17.257’N / 113 deg. 53.657’E
  • (K) 22 deg. 16.593’N / 113 deg. 52.647’E
  • (L) 22 deg. 16.442’N / 113 deg. 52.219’E
  • (M) 22 deg. 16.497’N / 113 deg. 51.765’E
  • (N) 22 deg. 16.791’N / 113 deg. 50.989’E
  • (O) 22 deg. 16.911’N / 113 deg. 51.032’E
  • (P) 22 deg. 16.614’N / 113 deg. 51.815’E
  • (Q) 22 deg. 16.566’N / 113 deg. 52.204’E
  • (R) 22 deg. 16.697’N / 113 deg. 52.571’E
  • (S) 22 deg. 17.531’N / 113 deg. 53.836’E
  • (T) 22 deg. 17.637’N / 113 deg. 54.077’E
  • (U) 22 deg. 17.713’N / 113 deg. 54.608’E

Two jack-up platforms and one flat-top barge will carry out the works.

Two tugs and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around each jack-up platform will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each jack-up  platform to indicate the position of the platform. A working area of approximately 50 metres  around the flat-top barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of works will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international  and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.112 of 2012 dated 24 July 2012

DATE: July 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Temporary establishment of lighted buoys

With immediate effect and until further  notice, three lighted buoys have been temporarily established to  the north of Urmston Road Anchorage to facilitate the  construction of new submarine pipelines to Black Point Power Station.

The particulars of the buoys are as follows:

Name: Y Position(WGS 84 Datum): 22º 24.380’N / 113º 52.780’E Type: Special Mark Shape: Pillar Colour: Yellow Light Characteristics: Fl. Y Top Mark: Yellow “X” Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: Y1 Position(WGS 84 Datum): 22º 25.000’N / 113º 52.780’E Type: Special Mark Shape: Pillar Colour: Yellow Light Characteristics: Fl. Y Top Mark: Yellow “X” Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: Y2 Position(WGS 84 Datum): 22º 25.500’N / 113º 52.840’E Type: Special Mark Shape: Pillar Colour: Yellow Light Characteristics: Fl. Y Top Mark: Yellow “X” Radar Reflector: Fitted

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.111 of 2011 dated 24 July 2012

DATE: July 25, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE

Middle East

  • Qatar  IFO380:  0 IFO180:  0 MDO: 0 MGO: 925
  • Salalah IFO380:  674 IFO180: 714 MDO: 0 MGO: 1075

Indian Subcontinent

  • Mumbai IFO380:  628.5 IFO180:  640.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1064.5

Egypt & Mediterranean

  • Istanbul  IFO380:  620.5 IFO180:  640.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 940.5
  • Malta LS  IFO380:  698.5 IFO180:  724.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 0

Europe & Africa

  • Durban  IFO380:  0 IFO180:  615.5 MDO: 1095.5 MGO: 0

Americas

  • Rio de Janeiro  IFO380:  640.5 IFO180: 664 MDO: 0 MGO: 975

Asia Pacific

  • Busan  IFO380:  610 IFO180:  620 MDO: 910 MGO: 920
  • Hong Kong  IFO380:  643.5 IFO180: 645.5 MDO: 903 MGO: 906
  • Kaohsiung  IFO380:  658 IFO180: 670 MDO: 935 MGO: 950
  • Shanghai  IFO380:  629.5 IFO180: 640.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1029
  • Singapore  IFO380:  623 IFO180: 633 MDO: 936 MGO: 941

For any questions relating to the above or any otherbunkering matters, contact GAC Bunker Fuels on Tel +44-20-8749 7355 (24 hours) or by e-mail: bunker.gb@gac.com bunker.ae@gac.com bunker.sa@gac.com bunker.sg@gac.com bunker.eg@gac.com

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