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Anniversaries, Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on July 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Port Arthur, Texas – Advance notice requirement for oil
transfers cancelled
* United States, New York, NewYork – Special Local Regulation for Macy’s
4th of July fireworks
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine works off Convention & Exhibition Centre
* Indonesia, Balikpapan – Surcharge invoice
* Brazil, Santos – Partial interdiction of navigation canal

DATE: July 03, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Port Arthur, Texas
Advance notice requirement for oil transfers cancelled

The U.S. Coast Guard at Port Arthur has advised that the requirement for
mobile and fixed facilities to give at least four hours notice ahead of an
oil transfer has been cancelled.

However, bulk liquefied gas facilities subject to Title 33, Part 127, must
continue to provide a minimum of four hours advance notice prior to
transfers.

In addition, the Captain of the Port may require certain fixed or mobile
bulk oil faciltiies, subject to Title 33, CFR, Part 154, to notify the
Coast Guard at least four hours in advance of oil transfers, based on the
criteria listed in Title 33, CFR, Part 156.118(a).

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: July 03, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: New York, NewYork
Special Local Regulation for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks

The Captain of the Port New York has established a Special Local Regulation
temporarily restricting vessel movement on the waters of the Hudson River
in the vicinity of Manhattan, NY and Hudson County, NJ for the annual
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display.

This Special Local Regulation will be strictly enforced on Thursday, July
4th, 2013 from 6:00pm until approximately 11:00pm. All persons and vessels
shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port
or the designated representative.

All spectator vessels must be inside the designated viewing areas by 8:00pm
and in position no later than 8:30pm. Vessels shall be required to hold
position (NOT at anchor) and not depart the section until released by the
on-scene Coast Guard Commander.

This information will be broadcast via VHF-FM CHANNEL 12, 13, 14, and 16.
Coast Guard recommends all vessels gather towards the center of the Hudson
River.

All spectator vessels shall maintain a 100 yard distance from any Coast
Guard vessel at anchor, at all times.

I: The regulated area will be divided into the following six sections:

1. INTERIOR DIVISION/CHARLIE Section (Barge Display area): All waters south
of a line drawn from the Port Imperial Marina Break wall to Pier 90,
Manhattan, NY and north of a line drawn from Pier 10, Hoboken, NJ to Pier
60, Manhattan, NY. No vessel movements are authorized in this section
without permission from the U.S. Coast Guard. This section is intended to
accommodate fireworks display barges and accompanying tugs only.

2. ALPHA Section (Northernmost viewing area): All vessels less than 20
meters in length (65.6 ft) may view the fireworks on all waters of this
designated area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from Guttenberg Pier,
Weehawken, NJ to 79th Street Boat Basin, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn
from Pier 8, Weehawken, NJ to West 65th Street, Manhattan, NY.

3. BRAVO Section (Northern viewing area): This zone is adjacent to the
Interior Division Section. All vessels over 20 meters in length (65.6 ft)
may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated area. This zone is
defined by a line drawn from the Pier 8, Weehawken, NJ to West 65th Street,
Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from the Port Imperial Marina Break Wall to
Pier 90, Manhattan, NY.

4. DELTA Section (Southern viewing area): This zone is adjacent to the
Interior Division Section. All vessels over 20 meters in length (65.6 ft)
may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated area. This zone is
defined by a line drawn from the Pier 10, Hoboken, NJ to Pier 60,
Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from Pier C, Hoboken, NJ to southern corner
of Pier 53, Manhattan, NY.

5. ECHO Section (Southernmost viewing area): All vessels less than 20
meters in length (65.6 ft) may view the fireworks in this designated
viewing area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from Pier C, Hoboken, NJ
to southern corner of Pier 53, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from the Pier
200 just north of the Holland Tunnel Ventilator, Jersey City, NJ to Pier
45, Manhattan, NY.

II: Tugs & tows and commercial vessels not observing the fireworks must be
outside of the regulated area no later than 6:30 pm.

III: Moving Safety Zone: The Captain of the Port New York will establish a
moving safety zone within a 100 yards radius of each fireworks barge
transiting between Navy Homeport Pier and the display location.

Enforcement of the moving safety zone will be in effect while the fireworks
barges are in transit to and from the Navy Homeport Pier.

IV: Human Power Boaters: The viewing area will be at the south side of Pier
60; while transiting to the viewing area, human power boating craft shall
remain within 100 ft of the pier head line at all times. All vessels must
be in the viewing area by 8:00pm.

Additional details regarding this event are available on the Macy’s Marine
Hot Line at
(212) 494-5243 or the Macy’s Annual Events Hot Line at (212) 494-4495.

For additional information about the regulated area restrictions please
contact Lieutenant Junior Grade Kristopher Kesting at (718)354-4154 or via
email at Kristopher.R.Kesting@uscg.mil or Ensign Kimberly Beisner at (718)
354-4163 or via email at Kimberly.A.Beisner@uscg.mil, if within 48 hours
prior to the event please route your calls to the Sector New York Command
Center at (718) 354-4353.

()For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at
usa@gac.com)

DATE: July 03, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine works off Convention & Exhibition Centre

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving dredging, piling, site
investigation and installation of precast concrete box units will be
carried out [off Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre] in the area
bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum)
from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22º 16.891’N / 114º 10.167’E
(B) 22º 17.055’N / 114º 10.238’E
(C) 22º 17.031’N / 114º 10.315’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab
dredger, two split hopper barges, three derrick barges, two jack-up barges
and four crane barges. Some tugs and guard boats 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 50 metres around the grab dredger and each
barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing
lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the
grab dredger and barges.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will
be established within the works area. Each silt curtain is a large piece of
netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with
yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extents of the silt
curtains.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of
work.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep
clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.76 of 2013
dated 2 July 2013

DATE: July 03, 2013
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: Balikpapan
Surcharge invoice

Effective 21 June, the 20% invoice surcharge upon vessels berthing in Coal
Terminal Balikpapan (BCT) is stopped awaiting further information.

(For information about operrations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC
Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com)

Source: Free translation of Circular Letter from PT Pelindo IV Balikpapan
dated 2 Juy 2013

DATE: July 03, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: Santos
Partial interdiction of navigation canal

From 0700 to 1000 hours local time on 4 & 5 July, there will be partial
interdiction of Santos Navigation Canal, between sheds 23 and 29.

This is to accommodate the works to complete and regularise tje bottom of
the canal near the stone Teffe.

Vessel maneuvres will be restricted.

For further detail or information about operations at Santos contact GAC
Brazil at shipping.santos@gac.com

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