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Climate, Environment, Holidays, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather — By on February 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 9-22 February 2014
* Japan, Tokyo – Heavy snowfall affecting transport
* Australia, Great Barrier Reef – AMSA boosts Great Barrier Reef Protection

DATE: February 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 9-22 February 2014

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
following:

  • Sun 9 Feb – Mother’s Day (Norway)
  • Fri 14 Feb – Makha Bucha Day (Thailand)
  • Mon 17 Feb – Presidents’ Day (USA)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective
GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at gac.com

DATE: February 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Japan
PORT: Tokyo
Heavy snowfall affecting transport

Tokyo has been hit by the heaviest snowfall in 20 years, Public
transportation, and especially air services, are expected to be paralysed
for the whole weekend.

For information about operations in Japan contact the GAC Singapore Hub
Agency Centre at hub.sg@gac.com

DATE: February 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Great Barrier Reef
AMSA boosts Great Barrier Reef Protection

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has awarded two substantial
new contracts to provide emergency towage services in Far North Queensland
and maintain its aids to navigation network.

The Level 1 emergency capability operates out of Cairns and provides a
dedicated 24/7 vessel and crew to provide emergency towage and first strike
emergency response on behalf of AMSA. It enables AMSA to respond quickly
and effectively to maritime environmental emergencies in sensitive sea
areas of the Torres Strait, the northern Great Barrier Reef, as well as
within the Coral Sea.

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

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