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GAC 01072014LIVE FIRING EXERCISES
Angola, Soyo

TROPICAL STORM EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL TODAY
Philippines, all ports

CONVEYOR BREAK-DOWN
Australia, Port Kembla

Live firing exercises
July 15, 2014, Angola, Soyo

From 14-19 July 2014, the Angolan Armed Forces are carrying out live artillery firing exercise on land, at sea and in the air in the region of Ambriz.

This notice serves as a warning to all ships engaged in commercial activities in Angola. All vessels are prohibited to navigate within to ten (10) nautical miles of the coast and the area within the following coordinates:

– Lat: 08° 04.00’S / Long: 013° 02.00’E

– Lat: 07° 59.36’S / Long: 013° 11.00’E

– Lat: 08° 09.00’S / Long: 013° 16.00’E

– Lat: 08° 13.13’S / Long: 013° 07.00’E

All Companies, Agents and Stakeholders are requested to pass this information into vessel which maybe trading in the vicinity of the exercise area.

(For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com)

Source: Port of Soyo Safety Notice – Navigation – No.02/2014 dated 15 July 2014

Tropical Storm expected to make landfall today
July 15, 2014, Philippines, all ports

Tropical Storm Glenda is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area of the Philippines by the evening today (15 July), according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

As of 8:00am local time today, Glenda was 160km east of Legaspi city with maximum sustained winds of 120kph and gusts of up to 150 kph.

Bagyong Glenda (international name Rammasun) is forecast to move West at 20kph.

Public Storm Warning Signal #3 (Winds of 101-185kph expected in at least 18 hrs) for:

– Catanduanes

– Albay

– Sorsogon

– Camarines Sur

– Camarines Norte

– Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands

– Southern Quezon

– Marinduque

– Northern Samar

– Northern part of Samar and Eastern Samar

Public Storm Warning Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100kph expected in at least 24 hours) for:

– Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands

– Batangas

– Laguna

– Cavite

– Rizal

– Bulacan

– Pampanga

– Bataan

– Metro Manila

– Biliran

– Rest of Samar and Eastern Samar

– Northern part of Leyte Province

Public Storm Warning Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60kph expected in at least 36 hours)

– Romblon

– Oriental and Occidental Mindoro

– Lubang Island

– Zambales

– Tarlac

– Nueva Ecija

– Pangasinan

– Quirino

– Nueva Vizcaya

– Benguet

– La Union

– Aurora

– Southern part of Leyte Province

– Camotes Islands

Metro manila, Bicol region, CALABARZON, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Northern Samar will experience stormy weather while Central Luzon and the provinces of Romblon, northern part of Leyte, Occidental Mindoro, Aklan, Capiz, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, will have rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon and coming from the west to southwest over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas.

(TROPICAL STORM (Glenda)

PAGASA Weather Forecast update

Tropical Storm Glenda is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area by Tuesday evening, said state weather bureau PAGASA.

As of 8:00 AM today, Tuesday, tropical storm Glenda was spotted at at 160 km east of Legaspi city with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. Bagyong Glenda with international name Rammasun is forecast to move West at 20 kph.

Public Storm Warning Signal #3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)

• Catanduanes

• Albay

• Sorsogon

• Camarines Sur

• Camarines Norte

• Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands

• Southern Quezon

• Marinduque

• Northern Samar

• Northern part of Samar and Eastern Samar

Public Storm Warning Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100 Kph is expected in at least 24 hours)

• Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands

• Batangas

• Laguna

• Cavite

• Rizal

• Bulacan

• Pampanga

• Bataan

• Metro Manila

• Biliran

• Rest of Samar and Eastern Samar

• Northern part of Leyte Province

Public Storm Warning Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 Kph is expected in at least 36 hours)

• Romblon

• Oriental and Occidental Mindoro

• Lubang Island

• Zambales

• Tarlac

• Nueva Ecija

• Pangasinan

• Quirino

• Nueva Vizcaya

• Benguet

• La Union

• Aurora

• Southern part of Leyte Province

• Camotes Islands

• Metro manila, Bicol region, CALABARZON, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Northern Samar will experience stormy weather while Central Luzon and the provinces of Romblon, northern part of Leyte, Occidental Mindoro, Aklan, Capiz, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, will have rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon and coming from the west to southwest over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas.

For information about operations in the Philippines contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com

Conveyor break-down
July 15, 2014, Australia, Port Kembla

Cargo loading at Port Kembla Coal Terminal has ceased due to break-down to the drive units on Conveyor 14 which feeds the ship loader system.

The Terminal indicates about 24 hours will be required for maintenance.

Meanwhile, coal can continue to be received, however if the delay continues, pad space may become an issue.

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

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