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HAZE AND REDUCED VISIBILITY
Singapore, all ports
HAZE ALERT: 24-HOUR PSI LEVEL 101-200
Singapore, all ports
TYPHOON KALMAEGI
Hong Kong, all ports
DREDGING OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
SOUTHERN PORTS AMALGAMATION
Australia, Albany
AREA TO CLOSE TO TRAFFIC FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Turkey, Izmit
BUNKER UPDATE – MARKET PRICE UPDATE15/09/14
Haze and reduced visibility
September 15, 2014, Singapore, all ports
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.113 of 2014 dated 15 September 2014

Haze alert: 24-hour PSI level 101-200
September 15, 2014, Singapore, all ports
It has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI level [in Singapore] is between 101 and 200. This PSI level range is considered as unhealthy.Shipping & Harbour Craft communities, shipowners, shipping agents, terminal operators and marine service providers are advised to monitor the PSI level through media.Employers are advised to monitor their outdoor workers and follow guidelines provided by Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Guidelines for employers on protecting employees from the effects of haze can be found in the following MOM’s website: www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/haze/mom-workplace-guidelines-2014.pdf

 

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.115 of 2014 dated 15 September 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi
September 15, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports
Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.At 2 p.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was estimated to be about 490 km south-southeast of Hong Kong (near 18.4 degrees north 116.3 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 km per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong to Hainan Island.Kalmaegi is a mature typhoon. Kalmaegi intensified slightly and edged progressively closer to the South China coast in the past few hours. According to the present track, local winds are expected to strengthen significantly later today. The Observatory will consider the need to issue the Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 this evening and overnight.

 

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island and Ngong Ping were 45 and 42 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 51 and 54 kilometres per hour respectively.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Hong Kong Observatory Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued at 13:45 HKT 15 September 2014

Dredging off Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
September 15, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately four months, marine works involving dredging operations will be carried out [off Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):(A) 22º 17.569’N / 114º 11.022’E(B) 22º 17.475’N / 114º 11.043’E(C) 22º 17.457’N / 114º 10.952’E(D) 22º 17.551’N / 114º 10.931’E

 

The works will be carried out by one grab dredger and one hopper barge. Some tugs and guard boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

 

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

 

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established around the dredger. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

 

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

 

Vessels engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.111 of 2014

Southern Ports amalgamation
September 15, 2014, Australia, Albany
From 1 October 2014, the Ports of Albany, Bunbury and Esperance will merge to form the ‘Southern Ports Authority’, responsible for the control and management of all three ports.For further details and information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia atshipping.australia@gac.com
Area to close to traffic for bridge construction works
September 15, 2014, Turkey, Izmit
Due to bridge construction works at Izmit Bay, the area between the 029 deg. 30’E and 029 deg. 32’E in Izmit Bay will be closed to all vessel traffic (in and out) from 08.30 to 13.30 hours tomorrow (16 September) and on Thursday 18 September.For informastion about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com
Shipping
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 15/09/14
COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 869.00 0
Aden 735.00 675.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 660.00 1, 160.00 0
Amsterdam 571.00 541.00 801.00 0
Antwerp 566.00 536.00 796.00 0
Aqaba 0 730.00 1, 030.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 1, 020.00 0
Bergen 648.00 622.00 885.00 0
Busan 620.00 595.00 887.00 880.00
Cape Town 630.00 0 900.00 0
Colombo 665.00 655.00 1, 110.00 0
Dubai 625.00 615.00 850.00 0
Durban 615.00 0 1, 005.00 0
Fujairah 620.00 590.00 980.00 0
Gibraltar 633.00 604.00 878.00 0
Hambantota 665.00 650.00 1, 000.00 0
Hong Kong 586.00 591.00 863.00 0
Houston 660.00 575.00 946.00 0
Istanbul 611.00 583.00 893.00 0
Jeddah 715.00 665.00 1, 085.00 0
Kaohsiung 635.00 625.00 970.00 955.00
Kuwait 0 630.00 1, 250.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 897.00 0
Malta 699.00 671.00 848.00 0
Montrose 0 0 908.00 0
Mumbai 633.00 625.00 1, 080.00 0
New York & New Jersey 644.00 588.00 951.00 0
Panama 687.00 592.00 996.00 0
Piraeus 639.00 612.00 840.00 0
Port Louis 0 695.00 975.00 0
Port Said 760.00 660.00 1, 085.00 0
Qatar 0 0 915.00 0
Richards Bay 649.00 0 1, 015.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 605.00 582.00 965.00 0
Rotterdam 568.00 538.00 797.00 0
Salalah 680.00 630.00 1, 110.00 0
Shanghai 627.00 599.00 1, 032.00 0
Sharjah 625.00 615.00 850.00 0
Singapore 598.00 586.00 865.00 0
Sohar 0 640.00 1, 025.00 0
St Petersburg 413.00 393.00 750.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 895.00 0
Suez 720.00 658.00 1, 085.00 0
Walvis Bay 675.00 0 986.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 658.00 1, 027.00 0
GAC Bunker Fuels is an ISO9001 certified global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants. The prices listed are for indication purposes only. Contact our offices or Martyn McMahon at +971-56 603 2534 /martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for your bunker enquiry.
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