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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting — By on November 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Philippines, all ports – Supertyphoon approaching Philippines
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Around the Island Yacht Race
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/11/2013

DATE: November 07, 2013
COUNTRY: Philippines
PORT: all ports
Supertyphoon approaching Philippines

Supertyphoon “Haiyan” continues to move westward and inch closer to the
Philippines, according to the state weather bureau.

Traveling at a faster speed of 30 kph (from the previous 20 kph), the
typhoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and
Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), is forecast to make landfall
in eastern Visayas on Friday. It would affect the Visayas and parts of
Luzon and Mindanao.

The typhoon was last observed 1,560 km east of Mindanao, packing maximum
sustained winds of 120 km per hour and gusts of up to 150 km per hour.

The typhoon will be locally named “Yolanda” when it enters the Philippine
area of responsibility.

The US-based weather website Accuweather.com said Haiyan remains a threat
to the Philippines, as it will be accompanies by widespread torrential rain
and damaging winds through the central Philippines. Rain totals along the
path of Haiyan could top 200 mm (8 inches). Mudslides are a serious concern
in the higher terrain, where localised totals of 250 to 300mm (10-2 inches)
are not out of the question.

The northeast monsoon, meanwhile, continues to affect northern and Central
Luzon.

For information about operations in the Philippines contact GAC Philippines
at philippines@gac.com

DATE: November 07, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Around the Island Yacht Race
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A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 10
November 2013 (Sunday). About 220 yachts are expected to participate in the
race.

The yachts will set off at staggered times between 0815 hours and 0930
hours off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, sailing around Hong Kong Island
in a clockwise direction, and finish the race off the Causeway Bay Typhoon
Shelter by 1700 hours.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the
vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical
consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is
mandatory.

(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.129 of 2013

DATE: November 07, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Construction of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link

For approximately 6 months, marine site investigation works involving
drilling of boreholes for the Northern Connection of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap
Kok Link will be carried out in the following areas:

AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E):
(A) 22º 21.230′N / 113º 57.462′E
(B) 22º 20.825′N / 113º 57.602′E
(C) 22º 20.860′N / 113º 57.365′E
(D) 22º 21.050′N / 113º 57.301′E
(E) 22º 21.230′N / 113º 57.361′E

AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (F) to (I):
(F) 22º 20.564′N / 113º 57.614′E
(G) 22º 20.020′N / 113º 57.692′E
(H) 22º 19.995′N / 113º 57.490′E
(I) 22º 20.588′N / 113º 57.405′E

The works will be carried out by two flat top barges and two jack-up
platforms. 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 working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each
barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid
to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

A working area of approximately 25 metres will be established around each
jack-up platform. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four
corners of each platform to indicate the position of the platform.

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

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.133 of 2013

DATE: November 07, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/11/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/11/2013

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   1,038.00  0
  • Bergen                                         670.00    641.00    953.00   0
  • Busan                                           655.00    633.50    948.00   938.00
  • Cape Town                                  638.00    0         948.00  0
  • Colombo                                       665.00    665.00   1,030.00  0
  • Dubai                                            645.00    630.00    890.00   0
  • Durban                                         616.00    0    1,050.00  0
  • Falmouth                                     697.00    645.00    972.00   0
  • Fujairah                                        653.00    628.00    990.00   0
  • Gibraltar                                       661.00    626.00    949.50   0
  • Hong Kong                                    618.00    611.00    938.00   0
  • Houston                                         658.00    587.00    950.00  0
  • Istanbul                                         651.00    618.50    984.50   0
  • Jeddah                                           675.00    655.00   1,060.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                     655.00    639.00   1,015.00  1,000.00
  • Kuwait                                           634.00    628.00    987.50   0
  • Leith                                                  0         0         979.00   0
  • Lerwick                                             0         0         964.00   0
  • Malta                                             691.00    663.00    925.50   0
  • Mumbai                                         633.00    626.00   1,159.00  0
  • New York & New Jersey             620.00    593.00    963.00   0
  • Panama                                          655.00    595.00   1,025.00  0
  • Piraeus                                           672.00    642.50    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                                 625.00    0   1,060.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                               618.00    594.00   1,010.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                     600.00    574.00    891.00   0
  • Salalah                                            690.00    645.00   1,120.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         653.00    630.00  1,068.00  0
  • Sharjah                                           645.00    630.00    890.00   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                                     675.00    0    1,035.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0  645.00    985.00  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 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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