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Ports & Terminals — By on December 4, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.
In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Philippines, all ports – Typhoon Pablo
  • Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure off Tuas View
  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Bad weather sinks vessel and rescue boat

DATE: December 04, 2012 COUNTRY: Philippines PORT: all ports Typhoon Pablo

The Philippines weather service PAGASA has advised that Typhoon PABLO was this morning (4 December) east of the Davao Oriental coast.
According to the Weather Forecast issued at 5:00am, based on satellite and surface data, the eye of the typhoon was located 40 km east of the Davao Oriental coast (07.6°N, 126.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move west at 26 kph.
Forecast: Mindanao, Central Visayas, Leyte Provinces, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras and Biliran will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas.
The rest of Eastern and Western Visayas, Masbate including Ticao island and Palawan including Calamian group of islands will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas.
The rest of MIMAROPA and Bicol region will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms.
The regions of Cagayan valley and CAR will have cloudy skies with light rains while Metro Manila and the rest of the Luzon will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the rest of the country with moderate to rough seas.
For information about operations in the Philippines contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com

DATE: December 04, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Construction of sea water intake structure off Tuas View 

The working period has been extended for the construction of a sea water intake structure off Tuas View.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.172 of 2012, the works will now be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 5 December 2012 to 4 June 2013, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): A) 01° 18.000’N / 103° 37.190’E B) 01° 18.040’N / 103° 37.100’E C) 01° 18.290’N / 103° 37.190’E D) 01° 18.260’N / 103° 37.290’E
The construction of the sea water intake structure will entail the construction of a temporary cofferdam, installation of pipelines, the removal of existing revetment and the reinstatement works on the revetment.
Dredging work will be carried out within the working area.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft 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 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 22 (Jurong Control); and (e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF 22 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: December 04, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits Bad weather sinks vessel and rescue boat

A vessel sank whilst waiting to transit the Bosphorus Sile Area (Black Sea) due to bad weather this morning (4 December).
A coastal safety boat that was part of the operation to rescue the ship’s crew also sank as a result of adverse conditions, including a very strong N/NW wind. Two of the boat’s four crew lost their lives.
Meanwhile, the rescue operation continues. Three crew members have been rescued, nine are still missing and one is reported to have lost his life.
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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