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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Russia, Novorossiysk – New Tonnage Dues rates
* Yemen, all ports – Incidents in Bab El Mandeb & Gulf of Aden

DATE: April 21, 2014
COUNTRY: Russia
PORT: Novorossiysk
New Tonnage Dues rates

Tonnage Dues rates in the port of Novorossiysk will be increased for 9%
about with effect from 27 April, as follows:

Tankers
– Rates in force: 2.67 RUR
– New rates: 2.91 RUR
– Formula: 2.91 x Reduced GT x 2

Cont/Ro-Ro
– Rates in force: 1.70 RUR
– New rates: 1.91 RUR
– Formula: 1.91 x GT x 2

Dry/Bulk/General
– Rates in force: 2.65 RUR
– New rates: 2.43 RUR
– Formula: 2.43 x GT x 2

Thus the approximate rates of Tonnage Dues IN+OUT for Tankers will be as
follows:

Suezmax – 150 000 MT DWT
– Rates in force: 10300 USD
– New rates: 11230 USD

Aframax – 90 000 MT DWT
– Rates in force: 6980 USD
– New reates: 7600 USD

Panamax – 65 000 MT DWT
– Rates in force: 4580 USD
– New rates: 5000 USD

MRT – 35 000 MT DWT
– Rates in force: 2900 USD
– New rates: 3160 USD

For information about operations in Russia contact GAC Russia at
russia@gac.com

DATE: April 21, 2014
COUNTRY: Yemen
PORT: all ports
Incidents in Bab El Mandeb & Gulf of Aden

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) has advised that
on or about 0700 UTC on 17 April, the Master of a motor vessel reported
being approached within 150 metres on the port beam by five Yemeni type
skiffs at 20.5 knots, position 12.24.00 N – 043.42.00 E, in the Bab El
Mandeb (BAM).

Procedures IAW BMP4 were conducted and one flare was fired as the skiffs
moved toward the vessel. The alarm was sounded and fire hoses activated.
The armed security team (AST) sighted a ladder on one of the skiffs but it
moved away when the AST showed their weapons. A second flare was fired
which resulted in the approach being aborted.

On or about 0850 UTC on the same day at position 12.13.4 N – 044.02.9 E,
the same motor vessel was approached again, but this time by one white
Yemeni fishing skiff approximately 150 metres on the port beam. The skiff
was doing 22 knots with five personnel on board carrying weapons and
wearing army dress. Two flares were fired and vessel maintained course. An
additional flare was fired and the AST showed their weapons, the skiff then
abandoned the approach.

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

MARLO can be contacted at: marlo.bahrain@me.navy.mil phone:
+973-3940-1395.

For information about operations in the Middle East contact the GAC Dubai
Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com
Source: Bab El Mandeb & Gulf of Aden

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