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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – Suspicious skiff reported NE of Socotra Island
* United Kingdom, Immingham – Urgent repairs to lock gates
* United Arab Emirates, Dubai – Anchoring without prior approval
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction works south & south-west of airport
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/04/2014

DATE: April 07, 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Suspicious skiff reported NE of Socotra Island

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain has advised that the
Master of a merchant vessel reported being approached by a suspicious skiff
north-east of Socotra Island, in position 13.14.20 N/056.34.10 E on or
about 1530 UTC on Saturday (5 April).

The skiff closed within 2 NM of the vessel. Procedures IAW BMP4 were
successfully conducted, and a coalition vessel in the area safely escorted
the vessel until the skiff moved out of range.

It is recommended vessels in the vicinity operate with a heightened level
of security and report any suspicious activity to MSCHOA, UKMTO or MARLO.

For information about operations in the Middle East contact the GAC Dubai
Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com

DATE: April 07, 2014
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PORT: Immingham
Urgent repairs to lock gates

The lock at Immingham will be closed to shipping from 0700 to 1200 hours on
Wednesday (9 April), for urgent repair works to be carried out on the
middle lock gates.

Low tide/high tide for the period in question are as follows:
LW 0746 10.6m
HW 1429 13.1m

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

DATE: April 07, 2014
COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates
PORT: Dubai
Anchoring without prior approval

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a reminder of the
importance of complying with anchoring regulations.

Its Circular No.01/2014 dated 6 April 2014 states:

QUOTE…
DMCA has recently noticed several illegal anchoring in Dubai waters which
is considered as breach of Dubai Maritime Cuty Authority regulations;
therefore all those illegal anchoring vessels were warned and penalised
according to the code (65) “Anchoring in Dubai waters without prior
approval from the Authority” from the Executive Council Deceision No:(11)
for the year 2013.
…UNQUOTE.

For further details and information about operations in Dubai contact GAC
Dubasi at dubai@gac.com

DATE: April 07, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Construction works south & south-west of airport

From 11 April and for approximately 20 months, marine site investigation
and construction of bridge structures for the Hong Kong Link Road will be
carried out in the following two works areas:

WORKS AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining A to B, and C to D, and
shorelines in-between these two straight lines. The co-ordinates (WGS 84
Datum) of (A), (B), (C) and (D) are as follows:
(A) 22 deg. 17.488’N / 113 deg. 55.772’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.132’N / 113 deg. 55.497’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.620’N / 113 deg. 53.734’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.263’N / 113 deg. 53.651’E

Several sections of silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the
seabed, will be established along the southern shoreline of the Hong Kong
International Airport. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to
contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing
lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

In this area, a non-specified channel with a width of about 46 meters is
provided for vessels to pass through the works area. Vessels journeying
through this works area should observe the extent of the working area
around each working vessel which is marked by yellow marker buoys fitted
with yellow flashing lights.

WORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (C) to (M):
(C) 22 deg. 17.620’N / 113 deg. 53.734’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.263’N / 113 deg. 53.651’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.319’N / 113 deg. 52.233’E
(F) 22 deg. 16.673’N / 113 deg. 51.300’E
(G) 22 deg. 16.714’N / 113 deg. 51.192’E
(H) 22 deg. 16.791’N / 113 deg. 50.989’E
(I) 22 deg. 16.911’N / 113 deg. 51.032’E
(J) 22 deg. 16.831’N / 113 deg. 51.243’E
(K) 22 deg. 16.790’N / 113 deg. 51.351’E
(L) 22 deg. 16.614’N / 113 deg. 51.815’E
(M) 22 deg. 16.697’N / 113 deg. 52.571’E

To enable vessels to run across the waters near the western end of this
area, a specified channel with a width of about 200 meters will be
established. This channel is marked by lateral light buoys at positions
(F), (K), (J), (G) and their particulars are as follows:

Name: LR 1
Position: (F)
Shape: Cone
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: F1. G. 6s
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: LR 3
Position: (K)
Shape: Cone
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Fl. G. 6s
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: LR 4
Position: (J)
Shape: Can
Colour: Red
Light Characteristics: Fl. R. 6s
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: LR 2
Position: (G)
Shape: Can
Colour: Red
Light Characteristics: Fl. R. 6s
Radar Reflector: Fitted

The works will be carried out from a number of temporary working platforms
and a flotilla of vessels including jack-up barges, derrick lighters and
various types of construction vessels. Some tugs, work boats and guard
boats will assist in the works. The number and type of vessels engaged in
the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

A working area of approximately 25 meters will be established around each
jack-up barge and working platform. Yellow flashing lights will be
installed at the four corners of each jack-up barge or working platform to
indicate the position of the barge or the platform. A working area of
approximately 100 meters will be established around each derrick lighter or
working barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will
be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters
and the barges.

To facilitate the works, 6 yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing
lights will be laid at the following positions (WGS 84 Datum):
(MB1) 22 deg. 17.376’N / 113 deg. 55.745’E
(MB2) 22 deg. 17.543’N / 113 deg. 54.018’E
(MB3) 22 deg. 17.016’N / 113 deg. 53.303’E
(MB4) 22 deg. 16.671’N / 113 deg. 52.762’E
(MB5) 22 deg. 16.319’N / 113 deg. 52.233’E
(MB6) 22 deg. 17.122’N / 113 deg. 53.210’E

Vessels engaged in the works 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.43 of 2014
dated 2 April 2014

DATE: April 07, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/04/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/04/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO


Aberdeen                0         0         556.00      0

Aden                    730.00    0         1, 115.00    0

Alexandria              760.00    0         1, 175.00    0

Amsterdam               604.00    581.00    890.00      0

Antwerp                 605.00    576.00    862.00      0

Aqaba                   0         697.00    1, 030.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1, 028.00    0

Bergen                  715.00    695.00    925.00      0

Busan                   632.00    605.00    935.00      925.00

Cape Town               643.00    0         960.00      0

Colombo                 658.00    646.00    1, 015.00    0

Dubai                   630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Durban                  613.00    0         1, 040.00    0

Fujairah                607.50    600.00    984.50      0

Gibraltar               722.50    685.50    927.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         570.00      0

Hong Kong               610.50    603.00    919.50      0

Houston                 645.00    575.00    945.00      0

Istanbul                637.50    605.50    940.50      0

Jeddah                  720.00    685.00    1, 065.00    0

Kaohsiung               660.00    649.00    1, 075.00    1, 060.00

Kuwait                  607.00    599.00    984.00      0

Leith                   0         0         569.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         568.00      0

Malta                   754.50    725.50    894.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         565.00      0

Mumbai                  610.50    598.50    1, 075.50    0

New York & New Jersey   645.00    590.00    1, 015.00    0

Panama                  675.00    595.00    1, 040.00    0

Piraeus                 731.50    701.50    912.50      0

Port Louis              707.00    0         1, 033.00    0

Port Said               760.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         910.00      0

Richards Bay            623.00    0         1, 054.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          628.00    605.00    990.00      0

Rotterdam               604.00    574.00    862.00      0

Salalah                 688.00    638.00    1, 090.00    0

Shanghai                639.50    612.50    1, 066.50    0

Sharjah                 630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Singapore               605.00    590.00    890.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1, 020.00    0

St Petersburg           511.50    490.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         941.00      0

Suez                    700.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         568.00      0

Thames                  0         0         578.00      0

Walvis Bay              715.00    0         1, 070.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         645.00    985.00      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.

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