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Bunkering, Health and Safety, Military, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security — By on October 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works
* Singapore, Singapore – Sensor deployment & testing off Pulau Seringat
* Turkey, all ports – Four-day holiday for Republic Day
* Brazil, Santos – Fire at sugar terminal
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/10/2013

DATE: October 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Submarine Outfall Inspection Works

From 25 October 2013 and for approximately one week, submarine outfall
inspection works will be carried out [off Stonecutters Island] within the
area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84
Datum) from (A) to (D):-
(A) 22º 19.083’N / 114º 07.603’E
(B) 22º 19.073’N / 114º 07.588’E
(C) 22º 19.105’N / 114º 07.526’E
(D) 22º 19.115’N / 114º 07.542’E

The works will be carried out by a work boat. One guard boat will provide
assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be
established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. Vessels
engaged in the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of
work.

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

Vessels engaged in the operations will display ignals as prescribed in
international and local egulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should roceed with caution and keep
clear at slow peed, bearing in mind there are divers working n 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.116 of 2013

DATE: October 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Sensor deployment & testing off Pulau Seringat

Sensor deployment and testing works will be carried out off Pulau Seringat
from 3 November to 31 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No. 141 of 2013, the works will be conducted 0700 to 1800 hours
daily (excluding Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays) within the area
bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 13.696’N / 103 deg. 51.298’E
2) 01 deg. 13.696’N / 103 deg. 51.408’E
3) 01 deg. 13.582’N / 103 deg. 51.408’E
4) 01 deg. 13.582’N / 103 deg. 51.298’E

The daily tests consist of deployment of an underwater vehicle. The daily
testing will be carried out by the work boat “Mata Ikan”.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of the
project work.

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 12 (East Control);
and
(e) communicate with East Control on VHF 12 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: October 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: all ports
Four-day holiday for Republic Day

Due to Turkey’s Republic Day on Tuesday 29 October, all official
institutions and banks in the country will be closed for four days from the
afternoon of Saturday 26 October.

Vessels are urged to make arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc.
in advance to ensure timely delivery.

Meanwhile, some ports may be closed from 26 to 29 October and rates for
official services (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs) increased by 50%. To
check, contact GAC Turkey, which will be on duty during the holiday.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at
turkey@gac.com

DATE: October 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: Santos
Fire at sugar terminal

Six warehouses used to store about 300, 000 tons of sugar at Santos port
were destroyed by a fire which broke out at on Friday morning (18 Ocotber).

It took five hours to bring the blaze under control, but work to prevent
new fires igniting on the site continued until until yesterday (20
Ocotber). Three tugboats were involved in the fire fighting operation.

The Copersucar Terminal was responsible for 25% of sugar exports from the
Santos Port Complex, representing 7, 5% of global exports.

Cargo scheduled to be shipped to Copersucar Terminal was diverted to Rumo
Logistica Terminal located on the berths 16/17 and 19.

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at
shipping.brazil@gac.com

DATE: October 21, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/10/2013
—————
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/10/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         971.00  0

Aden                                             720.00    0   1, 095.00  0

Alexandria                                       0         0   1, 200.00  0

Amsterdam                                        601.00    578.00    909.00  0

Antwerp                                          614.00    583.00    909.00  0

Aqaba                                            0         730.00  1, 050.00  0

Bahrain                                          0         0  1, 059.00  0

Bergen                                           675.00    646.00    970.00  0

Busan                                            665.00    640.00    950.00   940.00

Cape Town                                        645.00    0         994.00   0

Colombo                                          660.00    660.00 1, 020.00  0

Dubai                                            645.00    615.00    880.00   0

Durban                                           627.00    0  1, 048.00  0

Falmouth                                         697.00    645.00    972.00   0

Fujairah                                         653.00    623.00    994.00    0

Gibraltar                                        671.50    635.50    979.50  0

Hong Kong                                        639.00    632.00    954.00   0

Houston                                          673.00    602.00    990.00  0

Istanbul                                         670.50    640.50   1, 017.50  0

Jeddah                                           680.00    660.00  1, 060.00  0

Kaohsiung                                        653.00    641.00  1, 010.00  995.00

Kuwait                                           628.00    622.00    994.00   0

Leith                                            0         0   1, 003.00  0

Lerwick                                          0         0         978.00   0

Malta                                            693.50    665.50    955.50    0

Mumbai                                           645.50    639.50    1, 137.50  0

New York & New Jersey                            630.00    605.00    980.00   0

Panama                                           674.00    613.00   1, 040.00  0

Piraeus                                          696.50    667.50    976.50    0

Port Louis                                       760.00    0    1, 090.00  0

Port Said                                        730.00    660.00   1, 065.00  0

Qatar                                            0         0         960.00    0

Richards Bay                                     641.00    0    1, 059.00  0

Rio de Janeiro                                   629.00    605.00   1, 000.00  0

Rotterdam                                        609.00    586.00    909.00     0

Salalah                                          720.00    675.00   1, 150.00  0

Shanghai                                         666.50    644.50   1, 083.00  0

Sharjah                                          645.00    615.00    880.00    0

Singapore                                        670.00    648.00   1, 080.50  0

St Petersburg                                    437.50    417.50    0     0

Stavanger                                        0         0         974.00   0

Suez                                             675.00    655.00   1, 055.00  0

Walvis Bay                                       713.00    0   1, 108.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0  660.00 1, 000.00 0

Present in seven locations worldwide, GAC Bunker Fuels, part of the GAC
group, is a global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants.

The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be
approached directly for firm prices.

Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com
Europe:                bunker.gb@gac.com
Egypt & Mediterranean: bunker.eg@gac.com
Americas: bunker.us@gac.com
Asia Pacific:          bunker.sg@gac.com
Indian Subcontinent:   bunker.sl@gac.com

Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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