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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on January 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Kingdom, Immingham – Berth temporarily unavailable
* United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II set
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation West of Tai Mo To
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Establishment of light buoy north of Urmston Road
Anchorage
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of cycle parking area
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Repair works for Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 23/01/2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PORT: Immingham
Berth temporarily unavailable

Due to a loading hose cable problem, Berth 1 at the Immingham Oil Terminal
Fuel Oil Shore Bunkering Facility is unavailable until further notice.

The facility will be returned to service as soon as possible.

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

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware River
Ice Condition II set

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 that may impact navigation throughout the COTP zone.

All masters, ship agents and owners and operators of 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 operati north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge,
in the Schuylkill Rover, in the Salem River, 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
adequatley moored.

* Vessels at anchor should maintain their engines on standby at all time
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
www.uscg.mil/d5/sectDelawarebay. Updates to ice conditions can be heard by
calling the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bat Ice Hotline at (215) 271 4995.
Mariners are also requested to keep the Coast Guard informed of any major
ice developments.

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

Source: Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Marine Safety Iinformation Buleetin
09-14 dated 23 January 2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine site investigation West of Tai Mo To

For approximately 3 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 within the area bounded by straight lines
joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22º 20.069′N / 113º 57.670′E
(B) 22º 19.606′N / 113º 57.736′E
(C) 22º 19.656′N / 113º 57.553′E
(D) 22º 20.048′N / 113º 57.497′E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge and one jack-up
platform. One tug and one work boat 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 the
barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid
to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

A working area of approximately 25 metres will be established around the
jack-up platform. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four
corners of the 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.9 of 2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Establishment of light buoy north of Urmston Road Anchorage

From 24 January, an east cardinal light buoy will be established to mark
the shallow water area at north of Urmston Road Anchorage.

The particulars of the buoy are as follows:
Name: Urmston
Type: East cardinal mark
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg 25.45′N / 113 deg. 52.90′E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Black with yellow band
Light characteristics: Q(3) 10s
Colour of light: White
Top mark: Two black cones, points outwards
Radar reflector: Fitted

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and take
note that the deepest water lies to the east of the buoy. Masters and
coxswains should refer to the relevant nautical charts for the available
depth of water 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 Notice No.14 of 2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Construction of cycle parking area

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of cycle
parking area will be carried out [near Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier, Lamma
Island] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following
co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22º 13.622′N / 114º 06.584′E
(B) 22º 13.615′N / 114º 06.590′E
(C) 22º 13.602′N / 114º 06.564′E
(D) 22º 13.614′N / 114º 06.557′E
(E) 22º 13.621′N / 114º 06.570′E

The works will be conducted by one flat top barge. Two hopper barges and
two tug 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 30 metres around the barge will be
established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be
laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried
out on Sundays and Public Holidays. Vessels engaged in the works will stay
in the works area outside the hours of work.

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

(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.10 of 2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Repair works for Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

From 26 January and for approximately 6 months, repair works for a section
of the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade will be carried out within the area bounded
by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from
(A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.628′N / 114 deg. 10.533′E
(B) 22 deg. 17.620′N / 114 deg. 10.534′E
(C) 22 deg. 17.572′N / 114 deg. 10.492′E
(D) 22 deg. 17.564′N / 114 deg. 10.393′E
(E) 22 deg. 17.594′N / 114 deg. 10.355′E

The works will be carried out from a platform erected under the promenade.
Six working boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in
the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried
out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not
stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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.7 of 2014

DATE: January 23, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 23/01/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 23/01/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen	        0   	  0	    565.00	0

Aden                    730.00    0         1,115.00    0

Alexandria              760.00    0         1,200.00    0

Amsterdam               589.00    567.00    889.00      0

Antwerp                 593.00    564.00    904.00      0

Aqaba                   0         705.00    1,055.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1,045.00    0

Barrow                  0         0         1,010.00    0

Bergen                  657.00    629.00    946.00      0

Busan                   678.50    650.00    956.50      946.50

Cape Town               641.00    0         0           0

Colombo                 653.00    652.00    1,025.00    0

Dubai                   640.00    620.00    885.00      0

Durban                  622.00    0         1,053.00    0

Falmouth                672.00    625.00    989.00      0

Fawley                  0         0         984.00      0

Felixstowe              0         0         1,058.00    0

Fujairah                640.00    627.50    990.00      0

Gibraltar               676.50    634.50    958.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         583.00      0

Harwich                 0         0         1,045.00    0

Hong Kong               642.50    630.50    952.00      0

Houston                 660.00    590.00    980.00      0

Immingham               0         0         985.00      0

Invergordon             0         0         1,010.00    0

Istanbul                641.50    608.50    972.50      0

Jeddah                  690.00    670.00    1,070.00    0

Kaohsiung               668.00    656.00    1,040.00    1,025.00

Kuwait                  639.00    627.00    989.00      0

Leith                   0         0         585.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         590.00      0

Malta                   720.50    685.50    942.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         572.00      0

Milford Haven           0         0         1,027.00    0

Mumbai                  637.50    625.50    1,179.50    0

New York & New Jersey   650.00    595.00    975.00      0

Panama                  660.00    600.00    1,030.00    0

Piraeus                 680.50    655.50    942.50      0

Plymouth                0         0         1,035.00    0

Port Louis              726.00    0         1,075.00    0

Port Said               760.00    665.00    1,070.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00      0

Richards Bay            631.00    0         1,063.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          620.00    596.00    1,020.00    0

Rotterdam               593.00    564.00    904.00      0

Salalah                 715.00    660.00    1,085.00    0

Shanghai                672.50    653.50    1,057.50    0

Sharjah                 640.00    620.00    885.00      0

Singapore               610.00    603.00    915.00      0

St Petersburg           420.50    400.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         961.00      0

Suez                    680.00    665.00    1,065.00    0

Walvis Bay              680.00    0         1,036.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    620.00    660.00    980.00      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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