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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on November 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – Revised details for dredging work
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Fishery survey off airport
  • Singapore, Singapore – Revised details for soil investigation off Tuas View
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 14/11/12 

DATE: November 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Revised details for dredging work

The working period and working area for dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal have been revised.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.166 of 2012 dated 14 November 2012, the works are being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – between 14 and 16 November 2012, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
Working Area A2 1) 01° 16.584’N / 103° 46.722’E 2) 01° 16.445’N / 103° 46.952’E 3) 01° 16.263’N / 103° 46.844’E 4) 01° 16.401’N / 103° 46.614’E
Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredger “Suez No.5” held in position by 2 spuds as anchors. The dredger, with hopper barge in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredger. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barge assisted by pusher tugs.
During the operation, the dredger and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats when required.
Safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the other craft to keep clear of the working area.
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 of the safety working zone of the dredger; (b) maintain a proper lookout; (c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution; (d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25 (Pasir Panjang Control); and (e) communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: November 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong Fishery survey off airport

For approximately 3 months, a fishery survey will be carried out [off Hong Kong International Airport] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline: (A) 22 deg. 17.713’N / 113 deg. 53.638’E (B) 22 deg. 17.210’N / 113 deg. 52.687’E (C) 22 deg. 19.393’N / 113 deg. 52.683’E (D) 22 deg. 21.423’N / 113 deg. 53.630’E (E) 22 deg. 20.653’N / 113 deg. 57.167’E (F) 22 deg. 20.218’N / 113 deg. 57.517’E (G) 22 deg. 19.498’N / 113 deg. 56.560’E
The survey works will be carried out by a survey vessel.
The hours of works will be from 0800 to 2300 hours. The vessel employed in the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of works.
The vessel 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.158 of 2012

DATE: November 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Revised details for soil investigation off Tuas View 

The working area and period for soil investigation works off Tuas View have been revised.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.163 of 2012 dated 12 November 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – from 15 November to 30 December at the following co-ordinates in two separated marine borehole areas (WGS 84 Datum):
AREA A: Off West Jurong Channel, Tuas View Z1)  1° 17.328’N / 103° 40.321’E Z2)  1° 17.288’N / 103° 40.274’E Z3)  1° 17.250’N / 103° 40.179’E Z8)  1° 17.043’N / 103° 39.916’E Z9)  1° 16.973’N / 103° 39.838’E Z10) 1° 17.042’N / 103° 39.708’E Z11) 1° 17.002’N / 103° 39.693’E Z12) 1° 16.919’N / 103° 39.744’E Z13) 1° 16.866’N / 103° 39.654’E Z14) 1° 16.935’N / 103° 39.594’E Z15) 1° 16.824’N / 103° 39.564’E
AREA B: Off West Jurong Channel, Tuas View R2C2) 1° 16.860’N / 103° 39.512’E R3C0) 1° 16.926’N / 103° 39.416’E R4C0) 1° 16.887’N / 103° 39.351’E R4C2) 1° 16.825’N / 103° 39.424’E
Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barge. The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.
Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project work.
Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.
When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barge; (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: November 14, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 14/11/12

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 14/11/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aberdeen               0         0         971.00    0
Aden                   750.00    0         1, 204.00  0
Alexandria             725.00    712.00    1, 250.00  0
Amsterdam              605.50    576.50    916.00    0
Antwerp                612.50    584.50    922.50    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 042.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 042.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         992.00    0
Busan                  677.00    662.50    955.00    945.00
Cape Town              664.00    0         996.00    0
Colombo                770.00    715.00    1, 125.00  0
Dubai                  620.00    610.00    860.00    0
Durban                 623.00    0         1, 090.00  0
Falmouth               678.00    624.50    978.00    0
Fawley                 0         0         1, 053.00  0
Felixstowe             0         0         1, 046.00  0
Fujairah               630.00    610.00    1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar              697.50    660.50    977.50    0
Grangemouth            0         0         1, 015.00  0
Harwich                0         0         1, 017.00  0
Hong Kong              615.50    600.50    939.50    934.50
Houston                689.00    600.00    1, 020.00  0
Immingham              0         0         957.00    0
Invergordon            0         0         1, 018.00  0
Istanbul               632.50    612.50    982.50    0
Jeddah                 715.00    705.00    1, 150.00  0
Kaohsiung              656.00    646.00    992.00    977.00
Kuwait                 603.00    590.50    0         966.00
Leith                  0         0         1, 022.00  0
Malta                  708.50    683.50    950.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         982.00    0
Milford Haven          0         0         1, 054.34  0
Mumbai                 628.00    616.00    1, 045.00  0
New York & New Jersey  645.00    615.00    1, 000.00  0
Newport                0         0         1, 056.00  0
Nigg Bay               0         0         1, 018.00  0
Panama                 689.00    625.00    1, 035.00  0
Piraeus                696.50    666.50    960.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         1, 061.00  0
Port Said              725.00    715.00    1, 250.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         915.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         1, 046.00  0
Rio de Janeiro         605.00    581.50    1, 000.00  0
Rotterdam              613.50    584.50    924.00    0
Salalah                700.00    650.00    1, 110.00  0
Shanghai               644.50    625.50    1, 063.50  0
Sharjah                620.00    610.00    860.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         1, 046.00  0
Singapore              607.00    600.00    905.00    0
St Petersburg          574.50    559.50    0         0
Suez                   703.00    715.00    1, 190.00  0
Tees                   0         0         1, 016.00  0
Thames                 0         0         1, 003.00  0

Present in seven locations worldwide, GAC Bunker Fuels, part of the GAC group, is a global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants.
The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be approached directly for firm prices.
Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com Europe:  bunker.gb@gac.com Egypt & Mediterranean: bunker.eg@gac.com Americas: bunker.us@gac.com Asia Pacific:  bunker.sg@gac.com Indian Subcontinent:   bunker.sl@gac.com
Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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