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Bunkering, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Norfolk, Virginia – Ships collide and vessel runs aground
due to “weather”
* Singapore, Singapore – Prohibition of vessels at anchorage
* Singapore, Singapore – Revisions to oil investigation work
* Australia, Newcastle – Mining halted after fatal accident
* Panama, all ports – Banks & government institutions close for holiday
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 16/04/2014

DATE: April 16, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Norfolk, Virginia
Ships collide and vessel runs aground due to “weather”

Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel in Virginia, and a 751-foot
cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay in high winds yesterday
(15 April), according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The 79-foot rig vessel and the 1, 065-foot container ship collided about
7:30 p.m. last night “due to weather” in the Thimble Shoal Channel, the
Coast Guard said in a news release. No reports of injuries, damage or
pollution were reported and both vessels were safely anchored.

About an hour later, a bulk carrier Ornak anchored at the Lynnhaven
Anchorage east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel ran aground near First
Landing State Park. Again, there were no reports of injuries, damage or
pollution from the grounding, and the vessel was not blocking other water
traffic.

Winds gusting to 70 mph at Cape Henry caused 12 ships anchored in the
vicinity of Lynnhaven to drag anchor. The Virginia Pilot office dispatched
11 pilots and local tug boat companies were recruited to help stabilize the
vessels and to aid others struggling in high winds to stay moored.

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

DATE: April 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Prohibition of vessels at anchorage

The Port Master hereby prohibits all vessels from anchoring in the
demarcated area at the Selat Pauh Petroleum (ASPP) Anchorage. The
prohibition shall take effect on 17 April 2014 from 1100hrs-1500hrs and 24
April 2014 from 0000hrs to 1600hrs.

The demarcated area is bounded by the following coordinates:
X1) 01°13.550’N / 103°42.440’E
X2) 01°13.380’N / 103°42.520’E
X3) 01°13.670’N / 103°42.670’E
X4) 01°13.480’N / 103°42.780’E
X5) 01°13.550’N / 103°42.960’E
X6) 01°13.400’N / 103°42.850’E
X7) 01°13.401’N / 103°43.062’E
X8) 01°13.160’N / 103°43.050’E
X9) 01°13.200’N / 103°43.200’E
X10) 01°12.727’N / 103°43.129’E
X11) 01°12.789’N / 103°43.284’E

Vessels that are currently anchored within the demarcated area are required
to shift out of the area on the day mentioned above.

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

DATE: April 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Revisions to oil investigation work

The working area and working period for soil investigation work off West
Jurong Channel have been revised. The works are now being conducted until
14 June.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No. 51 of 2014, the works are being carried out 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole
coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
BH-C014) 1° 16.28’N / 103° 39.00’E
BH-C015) 1° 16.28’N / 103° 39.10’E
BH-C016) 1° 16.38’N / 103° 39.00’E
BH-C017) 1° 16.38’N / 103° 39.10’E
BH-C018) 1° 16.49’N / 103° 39.21’E
BH-C19) 1° 16.60’N / 103° 39.21’E
BH-C20) 1° 16.52’N / 103° 39.35’E
BH-C21) 1° 16.59’N / 103° 39.32’E

Soil investigation work is being carried out by means of borehole drilling
using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will work on only one borehole at a
time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, has a circular safety
working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats are being
used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats are being deployed in the vicinity of the working areas to
warn other craft of the project work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working areas;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (West Jurong Control);
and
(e) communicate with West Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance,
if required.

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

DATE: April 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Mining halted after fatal accident

Mining production has been halted ceased at Hunter Valley after two men
were killed and two injured in a coal mine collapse yesterday (15 April).

Production has stopped at the sight pending further investigations.

Coal from the mine is exported through the port of Newcastle.

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

DATE: April 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: all ports
Banks & government institutions close for holiday

Due to the Holy Week holidays, all banks and government institutions in
Panama will be closed from Friday (18 April) to Sunday (20 April).

Therefore, some delays to spares shipments by courier and airfreight should
be expected.

Further, it will not be possible to arrange CTM unless notice is received
well before the holiday.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at
gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

DATE: April 16, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 16/04/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 16/04/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO


Aberdeen                0         0         544.00      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, 054.00    0

Bergen                  705.00    681.00    936.00      0

Busan                   632.00    605.00    935.00      925.00

Cape Town               641.00    0         980.00      0

Colombo                 658.00    646.00    1, 015.00    0

Dubai                   630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Durban                  614.00    0         1, 050.00    0

Fujairah                605.00    598.00    990.00      0

Gibraltar               705.50    667.50    924.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         560.00      0

Hong Kong               612.00    600.00    934.00      0

Houston                 645.00    575.00    945.00      0

Istanbul                637.50    605.50    943.50      0

Jeddah                  720.00    685.00    1, 065.00    0

Kaohsiung               660.00    649.00    1, 075.00    1, 060.00

Kuwait                  0         600.00    998.00      0

Leith                   0         0         560.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         569.00      0

Malta                   754.50    725.50    894.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         565.00      0

Mumbai                  608.00    600.00    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                 719.50    689.50    913.50      0

Port Louis              707.00    0         1, 033.00    0

Port Said               760.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         940.00      0

Richards Bay            624.00    0         1, 055.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          628.00    605.00    990.00      0

Rotterdam               604.00    574.00    862.00      0

Salalah                 695.00    645.00    1, 125.00    0

Shanghai                645.00    619.50    1, 081.00    0

Sharjah                 630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Singapore               613.00    600.00    905.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1, 020.00    0

St Petersburg           506.50    485.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         956.00      0

Suez                    700.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         557.00      0

Thames                  0         0         569.00      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.

Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com
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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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