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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on January 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Kingdom, all ports – Adverse weather causing port disruption
* United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Seasonal Ice Procedures: Ice
Condition II
* Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation at Pulau Tekong
* Australia, Torres Strait – Under Keel Clearance Management system
* Australia, Gladstone – Revised Under Keel Clearance
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/01/2014

DATE: January 08, 2014
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PORT: all ports
Adverse weather causing port disruption

All ports in the UK are experiencing long delays, cancellations and
closures due to adverse weather.

An area of low pressure close to southwest England will move northeastwards
across Wales and northern England overnight to be over the eastern North
Sea by midday tomorrow (Thursday 9 January). A ridge of high pressure
following from the west ahead of a further trough of low pressure moving
east during Friday (10 January).

For the latest weather update, go to

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/inshore_forecast.html#All

For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: January 08, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware Bay, Delaware
Seasonal Ice Procedures: Ice Condition II

The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice
Condition II has been set. This means there have been reports of ice
formation through out the COTP zone.

All masters, ship agents and owners and operators of all vessels, marine
facilities and marinas should review and adhere to the following Ice
Condition II procedures for the Delaware River and its tributaries, the
Delaware Bay, and NJ and DE coasts:

* Only Steel hull vessels may operate north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
and within the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal.

* Vessels should be able to maneuver unassisted through the ice without
needing to stop, back off and ram the ice.

* Vessel moorings should be checked frequently to ensure the vessel is
adequately moored.

* Vessels at anchor should maintain their engines on standby at all times
when ice is present.

* Vessel sea chests should be checked regularly for ice buildup and
precautions should be taken to ensure that the sea chests are kept clear.

* Vessels at anchor should ensure that proper bridge watches are stood at
all times.

* The COTP Delaware Bay may establish additional requirements for specific
geographic areas of the COTP Zone if conditions warrant such restrictions.

Please refer to our internet website for additional information regarding
ice operations within the Sector Delaware Bay zone at http:
www.uscg.mil/d5/sectDelawarebay. Updates to ice conditions can be heard by
calling the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Ice Hotline at (215) 271-4995.

Mariners are also requested to keep the Coast Guard informed of any major
ice developments.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin or the
expectations of the COTP, please contact the Waterways Management staff at
(215) 271-4814 or the Situation Unit Controller at (215) 271-4807.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information
Bulletin #02-2014

DATE: January 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Reclamation at Pulau Tekong

The working period for reclamation at Pulau Tekong has been extended. The
works will now be carried out from 10 January to 9 July 2014.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No.04 of 2014 dated 8 January, the works will be conducted 24 hours
daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded
by the following coordinates:

L1) 01° 25.890′N / 104° 03.478′E
L2/* TJUT-20) 01° 26.260′N / 104° 03.478′E
(Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 2s)
TJUT-19) 01° 26.544′N / 104°02. 353′E
(Black/Yellow / Pillar / Q Fl)
TJUT-18) 01° 26.271′N / 104°01. 343′E
(Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 4s)
North Tekong) 01° 26.021′N / 104°01. 033′E
(Black/ Yellow / Pillar / Q Fl)
5) 01° 25.488′N / 104° 00.444′E
Tekong) 01° 25.406′N / 104° 00.442′E
(Green / Conical / Fl (3) G 15s)
West Tekong) 01° 25.167′N / 104° 00.434′E
(Yellow/Black/Yellow/Pillar/ Q(9)15s)
TJUT-6) 01° 24.583′N / 104° 00.634′E
(Green / Conical / Fl (2) G 10s)
TJUT-5) 01° 24.218′N / 104° 00.759′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 4s)
TJUT-3) 01° 23.350′N / 104° 01.057′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 2s)
Malang Tiga) 01° 23.044′N / 104° 01.417′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 2.5s)
TJUT-1) 01° 22.591′N / 104° 01.949′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 4s)
Nelayan) 01° 21.853′N / 104° 02.817′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 4s)
TJUT-9) 01° 21.074′N / 104° 03.734′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 4s)
TJUT-21) 01° 20.600′N / 104° 04.290′E
(Green / Conical / Fl G 2s)
6) 01° 20.090′N / 104° 04.899′E
South Nelayan) 01° 20.090′N / 104° 05.009′E
(Yellow / Black / Pillar / Q(6) + LFl 15s)
8) 01° 20.313′N / 104° 05.215′E
9) 01° 20.375′N / 104° 05.212′E
10) 01° 20.752′N / 104° 04.944′E
TJUT-10) 01° 21.079′N / 104° 04.776′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 2s)
11) 01° 21.406′N / 104° 04.608′E
Red Calder) 01° 21.750′N / 104° 04.690′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 4s)
TJUT-11) 01° 22.267′N / 104° 04.876′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 6s)
Calder) 01° 23.044′N / 104° 05.159′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 8s)
12) 01° 23.489′N / 104° 05.338′E
13/TJUT-22) 01° 23.661′N / 104° 05.391′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 10s)
14) 01° 23.985′N / 104° 05.423′E
15) 01° 24.237′N / 104° 05.408′E
16/TJUT-23) 01° 24.376′N / 104° 05.375′E
(Red / Can / Fl R 2s)
17) 01° 24.481′N / 104° 05.260′E
18) 01° 24.556′N / 104° 05.050′E
* Note: Buoy “TJUT-20″ is installed with a silt and current meter.

Reclamation works at Pulau Tekong will involve dredging, construction of
revetment, soil investigation and soil improvement works. Soil improvement
works will entail stabilized dredging, sand piling and deep cement mixing.
The cutter-suction dredger will be used for the bund construction within
the working area.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of the
operations in the area. 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 look-out;
(c) proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21;
and
(e) communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if
required.

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

DATE: January 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Torres Strait
Under Keel Clearance Management system

From 1 January 2014 all coastal pilots transiting ships through the Prince
of Wales Channel, the Gannet Passage or the Varzin Passage, should use the
Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) system, implemented by the
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), when complying with Marine
Order 54 (Coastal Pilotage) 2011.

The purpose of the UKCM system is to ensure that the best possible under
keel clearance information, updated in real time, is available to assist in
the planning and safe conduct of vessel transits. The system is a web-based
aid to navigation for use by ship masters, pilotage providers and licensed
coastal pilots in the region. When a successful transit has been calculated
pilots can save and print the plan for use and wider promulgation. This
plan will be used in the event of loss of connectivity to the web-based
system during a transit. Further information can be found on the AMSA
website at www.amsa.gov.au/navigation/services/ukcm/

The UKCM system is designed to cover navigable ship routes between the
longitudes of 141 degrees and 50 minutes east and 142 degrees and 27
minutes east. These routes are as defined in Marine Order 54, provision 94.
Routes are limited to those areas designated by the Australian Hydrographic
Service as having a category A Zone of Confidence.

The AMSA has introduced a UKCM system Competency Based Training and
assessment process. There are two on-line training programs available – one
specifically designed for pilots, pilot providers and REEFVTS Operators;
and one designed for use by planners, masters, pilot launch operators and
other users. The training for pilots includes a one-on-one competency
assessment with an AMSA assessor. The on-line training programs can be
accessed through the AMSA Coastal Pilotage e-learning portal

http://www.learningseat.com/servlet/ShopFrontPage?companyId=amsamsd

Masters are urged to provide accurate stability and draught data to pilots
in a timely manner to ensure appropriate route planning.

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

DATE: January 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Gladstone
Revised Under Keel Clearance

Gladstone Harbour Master has advised that in light of recent experiences
with vessels encountering difficulty remaining alongside whilst berthed at
Barney Point Wharf, it has been decided to increase the minimum underkeel
clearance (UKC) for all vessels berthed at this berth from 0.5m to 1.00m.

This revised UKC is to be maintained at all times whilst the vessel is
alongside.

The Gladstone Port Procedures Manual will be amended to reflect this
change.

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

DATE: January 08, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/01/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/01/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         995.00    0

Aden                    725.00    0         1,110.00  0

Alexandria              750.00    0         1,175.00  0

Amsterdam               588.00    565.00    886.00    0

Antwerp                 597.00    570.00    884.00    0

Aqaba                   0         705.00    1,055.00  0

Bahrain                 0         0         1,043.00  0

Barrow                  0         0         1,010.00  0

Bergen                  686.00    656.00    985.00    0

Busan                   678.00    652.00    950.00    940.00

Cape Town               637.00    0         966.00    0

Colombo                 660.00    660.00    1,030.00  0

Dubai                   635.00    620.00    890.00    0

Durban                  615.00    0         1,055.00  0

Falmouth                672.00    625.00    989.00    0

Fawley                  0         0         984.00    0

Felixstowe              0         0         1,058.00  0

Fujairah                633.00    623.00    995.00    0

Gibraltar               667.00    625.00    961.00    0

Grangemouth             0         0         1,018.00  0

Harwich                 0         0         1,045.00  0

Hong Kong               637.00    628.00    949.50    0

Houston                 655.00    585.00    970.00    0

Immingham               0         0         985.00    0

Invergordon             0         0         1,010.00  0

Istanbul                651.00    618.00    981.00    0

Jeddah                  680.00    660.00    1,065.00  0

Kaohsiung               670.00    660.00    1,035.00  1,020.00

Kuwait                  632.00    623.00    995.00    0

Leith                   0         0         1,026.00  0

Lerwick                 0         0         625.00    0

Malta                   716.00    680.00    935.00    0

Mersey                  0         0         1,001.00  0

Milford Haven           0         0         1,027.00  0

Mumbai                  635.00    624.00    1,175.00  0

New York & New Jersey   645.00    590.00    970.00    0

Panama                  665.00    605.00    1,015.00  0

Piraeus                 678.00    653.00    981.00    0

Plymouth                0         0         1,035.00  0

Port Louis              720.00    0         1,072.00  0

Port Said               755.00    670.00    1,060.00  0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00    0

Richards Bay            628.00    0         1,065.00  0

Rio de Janeiro          629.00    605.00    1,020.00  0

Rotterdam               603.00    572.00    899.00    0

Salalah                 715.00    660.00    1,110.00  0

Shanghai                666.00    651.00    1,045.00  0

Sharjah                 635.00    620.00    890.00    0

Singapore               619.00    608.00    920.00    0

St Petersburg           476.00    456.00    0         0

Stavanger               0         0         992.00    0

Suez                    680.00    665.00    1,065.00  0

Walvis Bay              661.00    0         1,029.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         655.00    995.00    0

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