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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Angola, Soyo – Revised harbour rules & general directions
* Angola, Soyo – Special mark buoys not for navigation
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Archaeological Survey
* Brazil, Santos – Pilotage tariffs to rise

DATE: July 30, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Soyo
Revised harbour rules & general directions

From 0001 hours on 1 August 2013, the Soyo Maritime Authority Harbour Rules
and General Directions – Revision 1 enter into force.

Owners, Operators and Masters shall be bound by these rules when navigating
within the jurisdiction of the Port of Soyo whether calling at the Angola
LNG Terminal, Kwanda Base or the Inner Waiting Area Anchorage.

These Rules will be supplemented from time to time by Soyo Maritime
Authority Safety or Instruction Notices which will take precedent over
these Rules from their date of issue.

(For further details, a copy of the revised harbour rules & general
direction or information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at
angola@gac.com)

Source: Soyo Maritime Authority Instruction 11/2013 dated 30 July 2013

DATE: July 30, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Soyo
Special mark buoys not for navigation

This notice serves to remind vessel Masters, Navigators and Pilots of
vessels approaching and within the Port of Soyo of the IALA ‘Special Mark’
buoys that are used in numerous locations and that these should not be used
for navigation.

The following ‘Special Marks’ although shown on Admiralty Chart BA659 are
moved as required to support the marine data monitoring within Port of
Soyo; A1, A2, A3, B4, B5 and B6.

These all display the appropriate top mark and yellow flashing light as
detailed within the IALA Maritime Buoyage System.

It should be noted that additional floating marks containing data
monitoring equipment are installed as required, particularly in the area to
the East of No.2 Buoy though these are positioned well clear of the
navigational channel and may not be lit.

For up to date information please contact Soyo Port Control on VHF Channel
11.

(For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at
angola@gac.com)

Source: Soyo Maritime Authority Instruction 10/2013

DATE: July 30, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Archaeological Survey

For approximately 2 weeks, marine archaeological survey involving diving
operations will be carried out [north of Hong Kong International Airport]
in the following
locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 19.390’N / 113 deg. 55.729’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.312’N / 113 deg. 55.491’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.746’N / 113 deg. 53.532’E

The survey works will be carried out by a work boat in one location at any
one time.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the work boat will be
established. Diving operations will be carried out from time to time.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. The work boat engaged in
the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessel engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in
international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep
clear at a slow speed, bearing in mind that 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.89 of 2013

DATE: July 30, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: Santos
Pilotage tariffs to rise

Pilotage costs at Sao Francisco do Sul port will increase by 9.75% (TBC) to
be adjusted as per official government index (IGPM) from 1 August 2013.

It is compulsory for vessels with a heavy draft anchoring inside the port.
However, a discount of 15% will be applied to the tariff for such
maneuvres.

For further details, and information about operations in Santos, contact
GAC Brazil at shipping.santos@gac.com

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