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Ports & Terminals — By on July 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Angola, all ports – Ballast Water Management Requirements
  • Angola, Girassol FPSO – Production resumed at Girassol Terminal
  • United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety Zone cancelled
  • United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Reduction of vertical clearance
  • United States, all ports – Guidelines for North American Emission Control Area
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 27/07/12 

DATE: July 27, 2012 – COUNTRY: Angola  –  PORT: all ports  – Ballast Water Management Requirements

All vessels originating outside Angola are following Angolan Executive Decree 12-05, article 10 regarding ballast water management.
This decree aims to ensure that the ballast water management requirements are communicated to vessels well before they arrive at the terminal, but it has come to light that this information is not being passed to the Masters and, in some cases, vessels are unaware of the requirements.
Operators must ensure that vessels and/or installations originating from outside the country and operating under their responsibility follow Angolan Executive Decree 12-05, Article 10 regarding ballast water management as follows:
a) Have the means recommended by the international maritime organisation for managing ballast water, namely the following as applicable:
i. a ballast water management plan as an integral part of the operational plan for the installation;
ii. a record book in which the following are recorded: 1. The  coordinates  of the loading/discharge points, the  quantity  of water loaded/discharged, the capacity of the tanks as well as the date of operations and the duration of the discharge. 2. The location of the sampling points. 3. The date when sediments were last cleaned. 4. The names of the persons responsible for implementing the ballast water management plan and of the person responsible for the records.
b) Proceed, immediately after loading, to treating the ballast water with the minimum quantity of biocide needed to eliminate micro-organisms;
c) Proceed  with  exchanging  ballast  water  at a distance of over 100 nautical miles from the Angolan coast.
For further details and information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: July 27, 2012 – COUNTRY: Angola – PORT: Girassol –  FPSO Production resumed at Girassol Terminal 

Production has resumed at the Girassol Terminal, its operator TOTAL E&P Angola has advised.
A Force Majeure had been declared last week after a gas leak on the turbo-compressor A 2″ purge line connected to the LP flare network was discovered on 16 July.
For information about operations in Angola, contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: July 27, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States  -PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana  – Safety Zone cancelled

The Safety Zone established at MM 230.0邦M 237.0 of the Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, on 2 July, has today (27 July) been cancelled.
The Safety Zone had been established to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a maritime salvage operation.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: July 27, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana Reduction of vertical clearance

Work will be conducted by KMTC on the main navigational channel of the Mississippi River from 30 July to 4 August, reducing the vertical clearance of the Huey P. Long Bridge to 130 feet minus the Carrollton Gage.
Vessels with an air draft greater than 130 ft minus the Carrollton Gage are required to give 2 hours notice of transit to the VTS while the platforms are in use so KMTC can move them towards Pier 2 to create a minimum navigation channel width of 500 ft.
30-31 July: the horizontal clearance between the platforms and Pier 1 will be 615 ft.
1-4 August: the horizontal clearance between both platforms will be 615 ft.

Notes: – KMTC will require a Minimum Wake 7am through 7pm, Monday through Saturday. – Air draft is defined as the maximum vertical height of a vessel reported in feet when it will reach the Huey P. Long Bridge site at MM 106 AHP. – The moveable platforms reduce the vertical clearance of the Huey P. Long Bridge to 130 feet minus the Carrollton Gage.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: July 27, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: all ports Guidelines for North American Emission Control Area

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a Policy Letter detailing compliance and enforcement guidelines of the North American Emission Control Area coming into effect on August 1, 2012 as well as U.S. Coast Guard ECA Job Aid.
The same may be accessed online at http://www.wgma.org/images/maritime/eca%20coast%20guard%20compliance%20and%20enforcement%20guidelines
and http://www.wgma.org/images/maritime/eca%20job%20aid
For further details and information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: July 27, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 27/07/12
Middle East
Qatar  IFO380: 0 IFO180:  0 MDO: 0 MGO: 925
Salalah  IFO380:  665 IFO180: 695 MDO: 0 MGO: 1100
Indian Subcontinent
Mumbai  IFO380: 636.5 IFO180:  649.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1064.5
Egypt & Mediterranean
Istanbul IFO380: 624.5 IFO180:  649.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 944.5
Malta LS IFO380:  699.5 IFO180:  719.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 919.5
Europe & Africa
Durban  IFO380: 0 IFO180:  633.5 MDO: 1105.5 MGO: 0
Americas
Rio de Janeiro  IFO380:  635.5 IFO180: 659 MDO: 0 MGO: 975
 Asia Pacific
Busan  IFO380: 640 IFO180:  655 MDO: 912.5 MGO: 922.5
Hong Kong  IFO380:  648.5 IFO180: 649.5 MDO: 903 MGO: 906
Kaohsiung IFO380:  668 IFO180: 680 MDO: 940 MGO: 955
Shanghai  IFO380:  632.5 IFO180: 643.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1029
Singapore  IFO380:  628 IFO180: 639 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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