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Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Temporary Safety Zone for fireworks display
* Singapore, Singapore – Haze causing reduced visibility in Strait & port waters
* Panama, Panama Canal – Canal expansion work 74.2% complete

DATE: April 25, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana
Temporary Safety Zone for fireworks display

The U.S. Coast Guard of the Port New Orleans will establish a safety zone
on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 93.5 to MM
95.5, in the vicinity of Jackson Brewery, New Orleans LA. This safety zone
is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards
associated with a fireworks display. This rule is effective from 7.45pm
until 8.30pm on April 25, 2014.

All vessels are prohibited from entering this safety zone unless they have
been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or
designated representative. For this Safety Zone, the designated
representative will be the Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River.
Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and pre-designated
vessels are permitted within the Safety Zone after 7.45pm.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on the scene for the duration of the
event and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 in the event of an
emergency.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Marine Safety Bulletin dated 23
April 2014

DATE: April 25, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Haze causing reduced visibility in Strait & port waters

Due to the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and
port waters could be significantly reduced.

During periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a
proper lookout and navigate with caution. They are also advised to comply
with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and in
particular Rule No. 19, Rule No. 20 and Rule 35 concerning conduct of
vessels in restricted visibility, exhibition of navigation lights and sound
signals in restricted visibility, respectively.

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

Source: Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.56 of
2014 dated 25 April 2014

DATE: April 25, 2014
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: Panama Canal
Canal expansion work 74.2% complete

The Panama Canal Authority has reported that the expansion of the waterway
is 74.2% complete. The news released yesterday (24 Aprul) came on the
second day of a construction workers’ union strike.

As of March 31, dredging of the Pacific and Atlantic entrances had been
completed and work to widen Gatun Lake and the Culebra cut was 86%
complete. Design and construction of the third set of locks, the most
important part of the expansion programme, recorded an advance of 68%.

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

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“Jo”

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