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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Delaware River – Marcus Hook Range dredging & anchoring
* Indonesia, Gresik – Boey closed due to bad weather & strong winds
* Singapore, Singapore – Prohibited area in waters off Changi for Airshow
* Singapore, all ports – Singapore Airshow 2014
* Egypt, Suez Canal – New transit dues from May

DATE: February 03, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware River
Marcus Hook Range dredging & anchoring

The safety zone around dredging operations in Marcus Hook Range in the
Delaware River remains in effect until on or about February 28, 2014.

The DRedge ESSEX has transaitioned to the downriver portion of Marcus Hook
Range, south of the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, to complete dredging
operations. The safety zone incliudes all waters within a 150 yards radius
of the Dredge ESSEX and all related dredging equipment. Vessels requesting
to transit Marcus Hook Range shall contact the Dredge ESSEX on VHF channel
13 or 16, 30 minutes prior to arrival. Vessels shall then transit around
the dredge project, utilizing the downriver portion of the Marcus Hook
Anchorage below Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, while operating at the minimum
safe speed necessary to maintain steerage and reduce wake.

At this time, the upriver portion of the anchorage is re-opened for
anchorage purposes and the downriver portion will be closed with the
exception of transiting traffic. Vessels desiring to anchor within the
upriver porion of Marcus Hook Anchorage must obtain permission from the
Captain of the Port at least 24 hours in advance, at (215) 271-4807. The
COTP will permit one vessel at a time in Marcus Hook Anchorage on a
“first-come, first-served” basis. Vessels will not be permitted to occupy
the anchorage beyond 24 hours. Vessels are encouraged to use Mantua Creek
Anchorage (Anchorage #9) and Deepwater Point Anchorage (Anchorage #6) as
alternatives.

The oeprator of any vessel in the safety zone shall proceed as directed by
the designated representative of the Captain of the Port and shall contact
the Dredge ESSEX on VHF channel 13 or 16, for passing information.

The safety zone will be lifted by an MSIB once dredging operations are
concluded.

(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 No.12-14

DATE: February 03, 2014
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: Gresik
Boey closed due to bad weather & strong winds

The port authority at Gresik had advised that the lane Boey 5 is
temporarily closed due bad weather and strong winds.

Pilots confirm that boarding is currently not possible due to safety
concerns until the weather conditions become calmer.

For information about operations at Indonesian ports contact PT Andhika GAC
at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: February 03, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Prohibited area in waters off Changi for Airshow

The Singapore Air Show will be held from 06 February 2014 to 16 February
2014.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 43 (c) of the MARITIME
AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE ACT (CHAPTER 170A), the Port Master, hereby
prohibits all vessels, unless authorized by the Port Master, from entering,
anchoring, mooring, transiting or being in the area as stated in paragraph
3.

The area referred to in this Notice is bounded by the following
co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 01 deg. 22.198′N / 104 deg. 00.844′E
B) 01 deg. 22.384′N / 104 deg. 00.960′E
C) 01 deg. 21.832′N / 104 deg. 02.092′E
D) 01 deg. 21.653′N / 104 deg. 01.970′E

The dates and times during which the prohibited area will be brought into
effect are as follows:
06 Feb 14-16 Feb 14 0800 hours–1800 hours

Further enquiries relating to the conduct and schedule of the Singapore Air
Show can be
directed to Mr Matthew Rajendran, the Flight Operations Coordinator at Tel:
9667 6690 ( email:
braj@experiaevents.com ).

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) Keep well clear of the area;
(b) Maintain a proper lookout;
(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)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.14
of 2014 dated 3 February 2014

DATE: February 03, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Singapore Airshow 2014

The Singapore Airshow 2014 flying rehearsal and display will be held off
Changi International Airport on the following dates and times:

06 Feb 14
* 1030–1130 hours: Flying Practice 1

07 Feb 14
* 1030–1130 hours: Flying Practice 2

08 Feb 14
* 1030–1130 hours: Flying Practice 3
* 1500–1530 hours: Flying Practice 4

09 Feb 14
* 1030–1135 hours: Flying Practice 5

10 Feb 14
* 1030–1135 hours: Rehearsal Back-Up

11 Feb 14
* 1230–1333 hours: Flying Display

12 Feb 14
* 1100–1205 hours: Flying Display

13 Feb 14
* 1100–1205 hours: Flying Display

14 Feb 14
* 1100–1205 hours: Flying Display

15 Feb 14
* 1100–1205 hours: Flying Display

16 Feb 14
* 1100–1205 hours: Flying Display

For the rehearsals and displays, a line of approximately 500m long
consisting of 4 floating platforms of 40m x 4m each will be deployed within
the prohibited area… …Each floating platform consists of stanchions of
1.2m height and banners will be secured facing the Changi Exhibition
Centre. These individual platforms are linked by ropes 80m apart. The two
ends of each floating platform will be marked with safety lights at night.
The floating platforms will be placed in position from 03 Feb 2014 till 18
Feb 2014.

Vessels are required to keep clear of these floating platforms.

For safety reasons, all vessels are required to keep clear of the sea area
within a radius of one nautical mile (1852m) from the centre ofthe floating
platform during the flying rehearsal and display times as indicated above.
MPA craft will be in attendance to direct vessel traffic.

Masters, owners and agents of vessels of 2,000 GT and above or with a
height exceeding 30 metres above the waterline, are reminded of the
requirement to comply with the VHF reporting
procedures for vessels manoeuvring in the East Johor Strait….

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

Source: Maritime and POrt Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.15
of 2014 dated 3 February 2014

DATE: February 03, 2014
COUNTRY: Egypt
PORT: Suez Canal
New transit dues from May

The Suez Canal Authority has announced that new transit dues will comes
into effect from 1 May 2014.

For details of the new dues and information about operations in the Suez
Canal contact GAC EWgypt at suezcanal@gac.com

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