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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Canal status update (6 November 2013)
* United States, New York, NewYork – USS NEW YORK Naval Vessel Protection
Zone
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Establishment of acoustic monitors
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link
* Australia, Mackay – Amended navigation depths in pilotage area
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 06/11/2013

DATE: November 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Canal status update (6 November 2013)

The damaged vessel in the Kiel Canal has been towed to a safe layby berth
and restrictions in the fairway were lifted at 17:00 today (6 November).

The salvage of the vessel had been delayed and stopped due to instability
this morning.

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

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

DATE: November 06, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: New York, NewYork
USS NEW YORK Naval Vessel Protection Zone

The Coast Guard will be enforcing a Naval Vessel Protection Zone during the
USS NEW YORK port call from on, or about Friday, Nov 8 at 10:30 a.m. when
the vessel enters Ambrose Channel until Tuesday, Nov 12, at 5 p.m. when the
vessel departs Ambrose Channel.

NAVAL VESSEL PROTECTION ZONE (NVPZ):
is a 500 yard regulated area of water surrounding large U.S. naval vessels.

The U.S. Coast Guard, New York City Police Department, Port Authority
Police Department and New Jersey State Police will enforce the NVPZ
surrounding the USS NEW YORK.

The NVPZ is in effect AT ALL TIMES while the USS NEW YORK is underway, at
anchor or moored. No vessel or person is allowed within 100 yards of the
USS NEW YORK unless authorized by the Coast Guard. When within a NVPZ, all
vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe
course, unless required to maintain speed by the Navigation Rules, and
shall proceed as directed by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM)
onboard the USS NEW YORK. VTS NY will issue traffic safety advisories as
needed.

Persons violating this regulation are subject to a penalty of up to $50,000
and/or imprisonment for not more than 5 years.

OVERTAKING RESTRICTION:
Once the USS NEW YORK has entered Ambrose Channel no Tug/Barge, or Deep
Draft vessels are allowed to overtake the USS NEW YORK while inbound;
however, vessels are allowed to follow the ship inbound at a safe distance.
Outbound vessel traffic is allowed.

The potential exists for unanticipated delays to ship movements and/or
implementation of additional vessel controls with little or no warning
within the Port of NY/NJ from Friday, Nov 8, to Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013.

For the most up to date information on current restrictions please contact
VTS New York at (718) 354-4088.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard New York Advisory Notice (CGAN 2013-031) dated 5
November 2013

DATE: November 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Establishment of acoustic monitors

For approximately 3 months, an acoustic monitor will be temporarily
established on the seabed [for Dolphin Survey off the Hong Kong
International Airport] in each of the following locations:
(A) 22 deg. 18.150′N / 113 deg. 52.849′E
(B) 22 deg. 19.228′N / 113 deg. 54.391′E
(C) 22 deg. 19.527′N / 113 deg. 55.349′E
(D) 22 deg. 19.631′N / 113 deg. 56.339′E
(E) 22 deg. 20.295′N / 113 deg. 53.918′E

An acoustic monitor is an instrument for collecting dolphin data. It is a
pyramid shape structure of 1.0 meter long, 1.0 meter wide and 0.5 meter
high. Its bottom will be embedded in the seabed. Regular diving operations
for collecting data and inspection of the monitors will be carried out
every two months.

The diving operations will be carried out by one work boat in the above
locations. The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will
be carried out on Sundays and public holidays.

The vessel 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 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 No.134 of 2013

DATE: November 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Construction of Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link

For approximately 12 months, marine site investigation and construction of
bridge structures for the southern connection of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok
Link will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining
the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (J) and the adjacent
shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.981′N / 113 deg. 58.100′E
(B) 22 deg. 18.157′N / 113 deg. 58.170′E
(C) 22 deg. 18.503′N / 113 deg. 57.564′E
(D) 22 deg. 18.518′N / 113 deg. 57.427′E
(E) 22 deg. 18.600′N / 113 deg. 57.454′E
(F) 22 deg. 18.573′N / 113 deg. 57.606′E
(G) 22 deg. 18.732′N / 113 deg. 57.697′E
(H) 22 deg. 18.596′N / 113 deg. 57.669′E
(I) 22 deg. 18.226′N / 113 deg. 58.287′E
(J) 22 deg. 18.163′N / 113 deg. 58.524′E

The works will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including flat top
barges, derrick barges, crane barges, self-propelled barges, opper barges
and construction vessels at various stages. Some tugs and some work boats
will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will
change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A non-specified channel with a width of about 110 metres is provided for
vessels navigating along the Tung Chung buoyed channel to pass through the
works area.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each
working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will
be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working
vessels.

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

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(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.132 or 2013

DATE: November 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Mackay
Amended navigation depths in pilotage area

The design and actual port navigation depths below port datum, Lowest
Astronomical Tide, at Mackay pilotage area have been amended as follows:

Entrance Channel
- Design Depth (m): 8.5
- Actual Depth (m): 8.6*

Swing Basin
- Design Depth (m): 8.5
- Actual Depth (m): 8.5*

Berth No 1
- Design Depth (m): 10.6
- Actual Depth (m): 11.0*

Berth No.3
- Design Depth (m): 13.0
- Actual Depth (m): 12.5*

Berth No.3 & 4 Compsite
- Design Depth (m): -
- Actual Depth (m): 12.5*

Berth No.4
- Design Depth (m): 10.6
- Actual Depth (m): 10.8*

Berth No.5
- Design Depth (m): 12.5
- Actual Depth (m): 12.5*

* Revised or new entry.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: November 06, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 06/11/2013
—————
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 06/11/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO  MDO

Aberdeen                                                 0         0         949.00   0

Aden                                                    720.00    0  1,095.00  0

Alexandria                                          730.00    710.00   1,190.00  0

Amsterdam                                        592.00    566.00    883.00   0

Antwerp                                              602.00    572.00    884.00   0

Aqaba                                                       0         730.00   1,050.00  0

Bahrain                                                    0         0   1,041.00  0

Bergen                                                 670.00    641.00    953.00    0

Busan                                                   658.00    633.50    948.00   938.00

Cape Town                                          640.00    0         952.00   0

Colombo                                              665.00    665.00   1,025.00  0

Dubai                                                   680.00    630.00    1,060.00  0

Durban                                                616.00    0   1,050.00  0

Falmouth                                            697.00    645.00    972.00   0

Fujairah                                              655.00    630.00    990.00   0

Gibraltar                                            660.00    625.00    950.50   0

Hong Kong                                         623.00    614.00    941.00   0

Houston                                             669.00    599.00    980.00  0

Istanbul                                             650.00    617.50    980.50   0

Jeddah                                               680.00    660.00  1,060.00  0

Kaohsiung                                         655.00    639.00  1,015.00  1,000.00

Kuwait                                               638.00    629.00    987.50   0

Leith                                                      0         0         979.00  0

Lerwick                                                0         0         964.00   0

Malta                                                690.00    662.00    935.50   0

Mumbai                                           641.00    632.00   1,162.00  0

New York & New Jersey              630.00    605.00    965.00   0

Panama                                           665.00    605.00   1,025.00  0

Piraeus                                            673.00    643.50    936.50   0

Port Louis                                       720.00    0         0    0

Port Said                                        700.00    655.00   1,050.00  0

Qatar                                                  0         0         958.00   0

Richards Bay                                630.00    0   1,060.00  0

Rio de Janeiro                              626.50    603.00    1,000.00  0

Rotterdam                                    600.00    574.00    891.00   0

Salalah                                           690.00    645.00   1,120.00  0

Shanghai                                       656.00    633.00   1,069.00  0

Sharjah                                          680.00    630.00    1,060.00  0

Singapore                                      617.00    608.00    915.00   0

St Petersburg                               437.50    417.50    835.00   0

Stavanger                                         0         0         957.00   0

Suez                                               680.00    655.00  1,050.00  0

Walvis Bay                                    713.00    0    1,115.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0  650.00    990.00  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.

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