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Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on February 18, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Algiers Point closed to traffic
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine cable repairs NW of airport
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Fog halts transits

DATE: February 18, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana
Algiers Point closed to traffic

Due to low visibility, the Mississippi River at Algiers Point was closed to
all traffic at 0045 hours local time today (18 February).

For informaation about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: February 18, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Submarine cable repairs NW of airport

For approximately 4 months, submarine cable repair works will be carried
out [to the Northwest of the Hong Kong International Airport] within the
area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84
Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 19.199′N / 113 deg. 53.501′E
(B) 22 deg. 18.713′N / 113 deg. 53.503′E
(C) 22 deg. 18.712′N / 113 deg. 53.056′E
(D) 22 deg. 19.199′N / 113 deg. 53.055′E

The works will be carried out by one crane barge and one derrick barge. One
tug and one work boat will provide assistance.

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.

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

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

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of
work.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep
clear at slow speed, bearing in mind that there are divers working in the
area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kogn SAR Marine Department Notice No.24 of 2014
dated 14 Fdebruary 2014

DATE: February 18, 2014
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Turkish Straits
Fog halts transits

Transits of the Bosphorus were suspended at 16:44 hours today (18 February)
due to fog and low visibility.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC
Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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