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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on May 16, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Singapore, Singapore – Works at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
* Australia, Port Hedland – Threat of tugboat strike looms
* Australia, Port Hedland – Closure of BPHB berths

DATE: May 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Works at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island

Repair and construction works are being carried out at Siloso Beach,
Sentosa Island, until 15 June.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority’s Port Marine Notice No.64 of
2014, the works are being conducting between 0800 and 1900 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by
the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 01° 15.138’N / 103° 48.971’E
B) 01° 14.992’N / 103° 49.118’E
C) 01° 14.929’N / 103° 49.070’E
D) 01° 15.054’N / 103° 48.893’E

Repair and construction work will entail removal of existing show towers
and installation of new triangle frames.
Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 68;
and
(e) communicate with West Control on VHF 68 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: May 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Hedland
Threat of tugboat strike looms

Tugboat workers at Port Hedland have voted in favour of the option of
staging 24 hour, 28 hour and seven-day strikes in support of their demands
for improved work conditions.

The strikes are not certain, but the permission gained this week is only
valid for only 30 days.

The threat of strikes on the Port Hedland tugboats is not confined to the
deckhands, with two other classes of tugboat workers – engineers and
masters – also inching towards strike action.

Unions in Australia must give three days’ notice before they undertake any
strike action. So far, this notice has not been served.

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

DATE: May 16, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Hedland
Closure of BPHB berths

In order to allow the replacement of ship loaders, the BHPB Nelson Point A
& B berths at Port Hedland will be shut down, as follows:

Nelson Point B berth – closed to all shipping from 24 May to 12 August.

Nelson Point A Berth – closed to all shipping from 12 August to 30
November.

All other berths will remain operational during these periods.

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

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global Shipping, Logistics and Marine industries.

“Jo”

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