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Canals, Ports & Terminals — By on April 11, 2013 at 7:23 PM

GAClogo_cmykYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Singapore, Singapore – Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay
* Australia, Newcastle – Loading of vessels
* Panama, Panama Canal – Panama Canal Pilotage Regulation
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/04/13
 
DATE: April 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay

Work to construct a floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay is underway and the working period has been extended until 30 September 2013.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.45 of 2013, the work is being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1)  01° 15.288’N / 103° 48.518’E
2)  01° 15.227’N / 103° 48.598’E
3)  01° 14.410’N / 103° 49.802’E
4)  01° 14.356’N / 103° 49.755’E
5)  01° 15.199’N / 103° 48.531’E
6)  01° 15.339’N / 103° 48.455’E
7)  01° 14.295’N / 103° 50.259’E
8)  01° 14.362’N / 103° 50.359’E
9)  01° 14.339’N / 103° 50.380’E
10) 01° 14.282’N / 103° 50.318’E
11) 01° 14.273’N / 103° 50.280’E

The construction works cover installation of marker buoys with sinkers and FSB (Floating Sea Barrier) blue drums linked up with stainless steel chain.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn 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 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 68 (West Control); and
(e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

DATE: April 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Loading of vessels

Newcastle Port Corporation has advised that, as of 9 April, the Harbour Master has approved the loading of vessels to a planned draft of up to 15.2 m + tide/1.1 for all terminals if required.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: April 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: Panama Canal
Panama Canal Pilotage Regulation

The Panama Canal Authority has issued a reminder of the importance of  complying with the compulsory pilotage requirement in Canal waters.

In the Advisory to Shipping No.A-08-2013, the Canal states that it has come to its attention that a number of masters are failing to comply with the pilots’ instructions and are interfering with the safe navigation of transiting vessels.

The Regulation on Navigation in Panama Canal Waters establishes compulsory pilotage in Canal waters. Article 92 of this regulation states that “the pilot assigned to a vessel shall have control of the navigation and movement of such a vessel”.

Failure to comply with the pilot’s orders, or performing maneuvers without the pilot’s consent, may result in damage to the vessel and/or Canal structures; thus generating unnecessary delays and, on occasions, sanctions to the vessel.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

DATE: April 11, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/04/13
 
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/04/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO
Aberdeen                                             0         0         916.00   0
Aden                                                 740.00    0 1, 095.00  0
Alexandria                                       725.00    700.00 1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam                                     611.00    587.00    861.00   0
Antwerp                                           626.00    596.00    871.00   0
Aqaba                                                   0         0    1, 035.00  0
Bahrain                                                0         0  1, 035.00  0
Bergen                                              680.00    655.00    923.00   0
Busan                                                674.00    650.00    930.00    920.00
Cape Town                                       713.00    0   1, 135.00  0
Colombo                                          730.00    715.00 1, 155.00  0
Dubai                                                650.00    630.00    860.00    0
Durban                                             660.00    0 1, 085.00  0
Falmouth                                            0         645.00    955.00    0
Fujairah                                           636.00    630.50  1, 003.00  0
Gibraltar                                          667.50    635.50    930.50   0
Hong Kong                                      646.00    640.25    917.50   0
Houston                                           690.00    600.00    980.00    0
Istanbul                                            645.50    620.50    950.50   0
Jeddah                                              700.00    675.00 1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        676.00    676.00    975.00    960.00
Kuwait                                               635.50    630.00 1, 002.50  0
Leith                                                       0         0         949.00   0
Lerwick                                                  0         0         930.40   0
Malta                                                  675.50    649.50    901.50    0
Mumbai                                             645.00    640.00 1, 022.50  0
New York & New Jersey                 640.00    610.00    980.00    0
Panama                                              685.00    615.00 1, 010.00  0
Piraeus                                               673.50    643.50    908.50   0
Port Louis                                          745.00    0 1, 065.00  0
Port Said                                            725.00    710.00 1, 175.00  0
Qatar                                                      0         0         935.00    0
Richards Bay                                     675.00    0  1, 110.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   636.00    612.00    990.00   0
Rotterdam                                        619.00    595.00    869.00   0
Salalah                                               725.00    682.00 1, 110.00  0
Shanghai                                           666.00    646.50 1, 065.00  0
Sharjah                                              650.00    630.00    860.00   0
Singapore                                          631.00    625.00    885.00   0
St Petersburg                                    570.50    549.50    0    0
Stavanger                                               0         0         917.00   0
Suez                                                    720.00    692.00 1, 080.00  0
Walvis Bay                                             0         0  1, 068.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         748.00    1, 100.00 0

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