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Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on October 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM

GAC-newYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 13-26 October 2013
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock gate severely damaged in collision
* Yemen, all ports – Eid Holiday in Yemen
* Singapore, all ports – Persons authorised to supply water in port
* Trinidad & Tobago, all ports – Rig movement

DATE: October 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 13-26 October 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
following:
Mon 14 Oct – Canada Thanksgiving Day
Mon 14 Oct – USA Columbus Day
Mon 14 Oct–Tues 15 Oct–Wed 16 Oct – Eid al-Adha (Grand Bairam) Hijri
holidays may change due to crescent status
Tue 15 Oct-Fri 18 Oct – Eid-ul-Azha
Tue 15 Oct – Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice) Fri 18 Oct – Vap Full Moon
Poya Day (Sri Lanka)
Wed 23 Oct – Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective
GAC office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’section of www.gac.com

DATE: October 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Lock gate severely damaged in collision

No.6 lock gate of the Kiel Canal’s New Big South Lock at Kiel-Holtenau was
severely damaged in a collision last night (Friday 11 October).

The New Big South Lock Chamber has had to be taken out of service until
further notice, and temporary repairs will commence soonest possible.

Meanwhile, the New Big North Lock Chamber has been brought into service.
However, for the time being, only vessels with a up to 30 metres will be
accepted for Kiel Canal Transit.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agents

DATE: October 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Yemen
PORT: all ports
Eid Holiday in Yemen

The Yemeni Ministry of Civil Service and Social Security announced that the
Eid Holiday in Yemen will be from Sunday 13 to Sunday 20 October,
inclusive.

Work will resume on Monday 21 October.

Operations at GAC Yemen will be attended by skeleton staff.

(For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at
yemen@gac.com or on the mobile phone contact given for the main office at
gac.com/yemen)

DATE: October 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Persons authorised to supply water in port

Under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 170A), no
person shall supply water to vessels within the port unless:
(a) he is authorised to do so by a public licence or an exemption granted
by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (“MPA”) pursuant to section
81(1) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 170A);
or
(b) he does so through MPA or by agreement with MPA pursuant to regulation
74 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port)
Regulations….

….Reports on any unauthorised person(s) supplying water to ocean going
vessels and harbour craft in port may be made via email at msd@mpa.gov.sg
for MPA’s investigation.

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

Source: Extract from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Circular No.11 of 2013 dated 11 October 2013

DATE: October 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Trinidad & Tobago
PORT: all ports
Rig movement

MVs HIGHLAND VALOUR, HIGHLAND COURAGE and HAMMERHEAD with the
semi-submersible drilling rig OCEAN LEXINGTON in tow will be moving from
the PRIMROSE 1 well location at 11-16.49 N; 061 – 23.15 W to an anchorage
location off Chaguaramas at 10-37.27 N; 061-42.45 W from on or about 12
October, 2013.

The rig will be at that location for a period of approximately three (3)
weeks thereafter.
A 500-meter berth is requested and caution is advised.

(For information about operations in Trinidad cointact GEMS Trinidad &
Tobago at trinidad@gac.com)

Source: Navigational Warning 028/13 for Trinidad – South East Coast

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