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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – IMB report highlights West African violence, drop in Somali
piracy
* Somalia, all ports – Sunken vessel – possible hazard to shipping
* Singapore, Singapore – Dumping of excavated materials
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATES  17/07/2013

DATE: July 17, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
IMB report highlights West African violence, drop in Somali piracy
Somali piracy has fallen to its lowest levels since 2006, focusing
attention on violent piracy and armed robbery off the coast of West Africa,
Q2 2013 picture the International Chamber Commerce (ICC) International
Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s global piracy report [has] revealed.Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) recorded 138 piracy
incidents in the first six months of 2013, compared with 177 incidents for
the corresponding period in 2012. Seven hijackings have been recorded this
year compared with 20 in the first half of 2012. The number of sailors
taken hostage also fell dramatically; down to 127 this year from 334 in the
first six months of 2012.In the Gulf of Guinea, in addition to a rise in piracy and armed robbery –
31 incidents so far this year, including four hijackings – IMB reports a
surge in kidnappings at sea and a wider range of ship types being targeted.
This is a new cause for concern in a region already known for attacks
against vessels in the oil industry and theft of gas oil from tankers.”There has been a worrying trend in the kidnapping of crew from vessels
well outside the territorial limits of coastal states in the Gulf of
Guinea, ” said Pottengal Mukundan, Director of IMB, which has monitored
world piracy since 1991. “In April 2013, nine crew members were kidnapped
from two container vessels, one of which was 130 nautical miles from the
coast. Pirates have used motherships, some of which were smaller off-shore
supply vessels hijacked by pirates to conduct the attacks. There continues
to be significant under-reporting of attacks – a phenomenon highlighted by
the IMB year on year. This prevents meaningful response by the authorities
and endangers other vessels sailing into the area unaware of the precise
nature of the threat.”Armed pirates in the Gulf of Guinea took 56 sailors hostage and were
responsible for all 30 crew kidnappings reported so far in 2013. One person
was reported killed and at least another five injured. Attacks off Nigeria
accounted for 22 of the region’s 31 incidents and 28 of the crew
kidnappings……..Meanwhile, in East Africa’s Gulf of Aden and Somalia, eight piracy
incidents including two hijackings were recorded in the first six months of
2013, with 34 seafarers taken hostage.IMB attributes this significant drop in the frequency and range of attacks
by Somali pirates to actions by international navies, as well as preventive
measures by merchant vessels, including the deployment of privately
contracted armed security personnel……..As of 30 June 2013, Somali pirates were holding 57 crew members for
ransom on four vessels. They were also holding 11 kidnapped crew members on
land in unknown conditions and locations. Four of these crew have been held
since April 2010 and seven since September 2010.Elsewhere in the world, low level thefts against vessels in ports and
anchorages in Indonesia accounted for 48 attacks of which 43 vessels were
boarded and some crew injured. IMB’s report includes details of the ports
and anchorages where attacks appear to be concentrated.IMB offers the latest piracy reports free of charge. To request a PDF
version of the report by email, please visit:
http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/request-piracy-reportLatest attacks may also be viewed on the IMB Live Piracy Map
at:http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/live-piracy-map

(For information about operations worldwide contact the respective GAC
office – details may be found in the ‘GAC Worldwide’ section of
www.gac.com)

Source: International Chamber Commerce International Maritime Bureau
(www.icc-ccs.org) news release dated 15 July 2013

DATE: July 17, 2013
COUNTRY: Somalia
PORT: all ports
Sunken vessel – possible hazard to shipping

This maritime advisory provides information regarding a possible hazard to
navigation IVO 04-36N, 048-05E.

On Saturday, 6 July 2013, M/V Albedo sank in shallow waters off the coast
of Somalia. The superstructure of the vessel remains above the water line
and there is a possibility the remaining containers onboard could break
free and pose a hazard to navigation for transiting vessels in the area.

All flagged operators with ships in the affected area are requested to
forward this advisory to their ships by the most expeditious means.

All vessels are hereby advised to transit the area with extreme caution.

Contact the following with any questions:  Email:
marlo.bahrain@me.navy.mil, Phone: +973-3940-1395.

(For information about operations in and off the coast of Somalia contact
the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO), Bahrain, Maritime
Advisory to Shipping

DATE: July 17, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Dumping of excavated materials

The working period for the dumping of excavated materials off Tuas View
Extension has been revised and two additional buoys have been installed in
working area.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No.93 OF 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 19 July 2013 to 18 January 2014,
within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84
Datum):
1)  1 deg. 15.030’N / 103 deg. 37.080’E
2)  1 deg. 15.060’N / 103 deg. 37.141’E
3)  1 deg. 15.060’N / 103 deg. 37.524’E
(HS-TVE-01 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
4)  1 deg. 15.019’N / 103 deg. 37.524’E
5)  1 deg. 15.019’N / 103 deg. 37.874’E
(HS-TVE-05 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
6)  1 deg. 15.019’N / 103 deg. 38.243’E
(HS-TVE-06 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
7)  1 deg. 14.965’N / 103 deg. 38.243’E
(HS-TVE-07 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
8)  1 deg. 14.965’N / 103 deg. 37.874’E
(HS-TVE-04 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
9)  1 deg. 14.965’N / 103 deg. 37.524’E
10) 1 deg. 14.894’N / 103 deg. 37.524’E
(HS-TVE-02 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))
11) 1 deg. 14.894’N / 103 deg. 37.124’E
(HS-TVE-03 / Fl.Y.3s (sync))

Dumping of excavated materials will be carried out by hopper barges within
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) maintain a proper look-out;
(b) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(c) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);
and
(d) 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: July 17, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATES  17/07/2013

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATES  17/07/2013

                      180 CST   380 CST   	MGO   		MDO

Aberdeen              0         0        	952.00   	0
Aden                  705.00    0		1, 090.00  	0
Alexandria            0         0		1, 220.00  	0
Amsterdam             616.00    591.00    	886.00 		0
Antwerp               626.00    595.00    	897.00   	0
Aqaba                 0         695.00    	990.00   	0
Bahrain               0         0		1, 075.00  	0
Bergen                650.00    678.00    	955.00   	0
Busan                 645.00    622.00    	940.00   	930.00
Cape Town             649.00    0         	984.00   	0
Colombo               680.00    675.00		1, 050.00  	0
Dubai                 630.00    619.00    	840.00   	0
Durban                635.00    0		1, 065.00  	0
Falmouth              686.00    630.00    	964.00   	0
Fujairah              678.00    595.00		1, 005.00  	0
Gibraltar             671.00    640.00    	951.00   	0
Hong Kong             630.00    620.00    	949.00   	0
Houston               670.00    587.00    	990.00   	0
Istanbul              655.00    634.00    	972.00   	0
Jeddah                675.00    650.00		1, 060.00  	0
Kaohsiung             681.00    628.00		1, 010.00  	995.00
Kuwait                603.00    595.00    	992.00   	0
Leith                 0         0         	980.00   	0
Lerwick               0         0         	965.60   	0
Malta                 687.00    666.00    	937.00   	0
Mumbai                700.00    620.00		1, 112.00  	0
New York & New Jersey 627.00    605.00    	965.00   	0
Panama                672.00    612.00		1, 020.00  	0
Piraeus               686.00    661.00    	942.00   	0
Port Louis            718.00    0		1, 030.00  	0
Port Said             731.00    708.00		1, 080.00  	0
Qatar                 0         0         	918.00   	0
Richards Bay          643.00    0		1, 095.00  	0
Rio de Janeiro        648.00    625.00    	950.00   	0
Rotterdam             622.00    598.00    	895.00   	0
Salalah               705.00    659.00		1, 150.00  	0
Shanghai              655.00    625.00		1, 075.00  	0
Sharjah               630.00    619.00    	840.00   	0
Singapore             618.00    610.00    	915.00   	0
St Petersburg         586.00    565.00    	912.00   	0
Stavanger             0         0         	965.00   	0
Suez                  676.00    646.00		1, 060.00  	0
Walvis Bay            700.00    0		1, 053.00  	0
West Africa OFFSHORE- 
ABIDJAN TO LUANDA     0         685.00    	1, 053.00 	0

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