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GAC 01072014Removal of dredge pipeline
September 22, 2014, United States, Houston, Texas

Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston directs no vessel movements at the mouth of Greens Bayou on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 1200 to 1500 (local) for the removal of a submerged dredge pipeline across the entrance of Greens Bayou.

This operation will not affect traffic along the Houston Ship Channel.

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

Ban on cargo bound for three Libyan ports
September 22, 2014, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s General Authority of Port, Borders & Free Zones Security has instructed that, with immediate effect, no port clearance shall be issued nor sailing arrangements made for vessels bound for the Libyan ports of Musratha (Misurata or Qasr Ahmed), Tripoli and Khoms.

This ruling applies to port clearance from Abu Dhabi Petroleum ports.

For information about operations in Abu Dhabi contact NSGAC Abu Dhabi at abudhabi@gac.com

Marine Works inside Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
September 22, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports

For approximately four months, marine works involving dredging operations, rock filling and leveling works, construction of seawall, reclamation and construction of tunnel will be carried out in the following areas in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter:

AREA 1:

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C):

(A) 22º 17.191’N / 114º 11.219’E

(B) 22º 17.125’N / 114º 11.131’E

(C) 22º 17.165’N / 114º 11.119’E

AREA 2:

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (D) to (J) and the adjacent shoreline:

(D) 22º 17.054’N / 114º 11.168’E

(E) 22º 17.117’N / 114º 11.139’E

(F) 22º 17.141’N / 114º 11.171’E

(G) 22º 17.094’N / 114º 11.217’E

(H) 22º 17.087’N / 114º 11.198’E

(I) 22º 17.075’N / 114º 11.201’E

(J) 22º 17.064’N / 114º 11.224’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dredger, four hopper barges, seven derrick barges, some tugs and work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

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

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 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 at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.117 of 2014

Kusu Pilgrimage Season (24 Sep-23 Oct)
September 22, 2014, Singapore, all ports

The 2014 Kusu Pilgrimage season will commence on 24 September 2014 and end on 23 October 2014.

During this period, many ferries and harbour craft carrying passengers would cross the East

Keppel Fairway when plying between the Marina South Pier and Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul)….

….Mariners shall keep a proper lookout for these craft and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of the recommended routes.

The traffic movement within Marina South Pier has been divided in two routes….

….Masters of harbour craft shall proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution when

approaching Marina South Pier and Kusu Island jetties.

The following buoys will be laid on 23 Sep 2014 and will be removed on 24 Oct 2014:

(a) Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

WGS 84 Datum: 01° 13.526’N / 103° 51.427’E

Purpose/Name: Channel buoy/”Kusu Marker A”

(b) Type of buoy: Red can buoy F1 (2) R10s.

WGS 84 Datum: 01° 13.236’N / 103° 51.697’E

Purpose/Name: Port hand buoy/”Kusu Buoy” Fl (2) R 10s

(c) Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

WGS 84 Datum: 01° 13.376’N / 103° 51.457’E

Purpose/Name: For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)/”Kusu Marker C”

(d) Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

WGS 84 Datum: 01°13.406’N / 103° 51.437’E

Purpose/Name: For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)/”Kusu Marker B”

All harbour craft, except ferries operated by Singapore Island Cruise and Ferries Pte Ltd, plying to and from Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) shall:

(a) keep within the channel demarcated by the Kusu Beacon (Fl R 2.5s) and the yellow polyethylene channel buoy in position Lat 01° 13′.526N Long 103° 51′.427E when approaching and leaving Kusu Jetty;

(b) only use the harbour craft jetty at Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) for the purpose of embarking and disembarking passengers. This harbour craft jetty is located about 65 metres northwest of the Main Passenger jetty. All these harbour craft must not proceed beyond 10 metres southeast of their allocated jetty. To avoid traffic congestion in the vicinity, no harbour craft shall wait at the entrance of the channel or at the jetty.

The two yellow polyethylene mooring buoys located off Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, are meant for harbour craft to moor temporarily while awaiting passengers.

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

Source: Maritimer and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.118 of 2014

Stoppage of operations for Day of the Port Worker
September 22, 2014, Chile, all ports

To commemorate the Day of the Port Worker, some ports in Chile will partially halt operations today (22 September) and tomorrow (23 September) as follows:

Stopping 08:00-23:59 on 22 September:

Iquique – ITI

Stopping 08:00-19:00 on 22 September:

Huasco – Guacolda I

Stopping 08:00 on 22 September-08:00 on 23 September:

San Antonio – STI

San Antonio – Panul

San Antonio – Puerto Central (PCE)

Talcahuano – San Vicente (SVTI)

Talcahuano – Lirquen

Talcahuano – Coronel

Talcahuano – Penco

Talcahuano – Talcahuano

Puerto Montt – Calbuco

Puerto Montt – Corral

Puerto Montt – Puerto Montt

All other ports will remain working normally.

(For information about operations in Chile, and elsewhere in the Americas, contact the GAC USA Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Ultramar Agencia Maritima Chile – GAC agent

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 22/09/2014

 

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 856.00 0
Aden 732.00 673.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 660.00 1, 160.00 0
Amsterdam 571.00 541.00 795.00 0
Antwerp 566.00 536.00 790.00 0
Aqaba 0 730.00 1, 030.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 1, 020.00 0
Bergen 629.00 602.00 855.00 0
Busan 616.00 597.00 865.00 862.00
Cape Town 616.00 0 884.00 0
Colombo 655.00 643.00 990.00 0
Dubai 625.00 615.00 845.00 0
Durban 587.00 0 1, 005.00 0
Fujairah 620.00 583.00 970.00 0
Gibraltar 626.00 596.00 874.00 0
Hambantota 660.00 645.00 1, 000.00 0
Hong Kong 601.00 591.00 861.00 0
Houston 655.00 558.00 914.00 0
Istanbul 610.00 584.00 888.00 0
Jeddah 720.00 665.00 1, 090.00 0
Kaohsiung 623.00 613.00 960.00 945.00
Kuwait 0 615.00 1, 250.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 890.00 0
Malta 690.00 663.00 845.00 0
Montrose 0 0 890.00 0
Mumbai 615.00 606.00 1, 071.00 0
New York & New Jersey 626.00 571.00 945.00 0
Panama 684.00 574.00 965.00 0
Piraeus 648.00 621.00 856.00 0
Port Louis 682.00 0 969.00 0
Port Said 760.00 660.00 1, 085.00 0
Qatar 0 0 915.00 0
Richards Bay 617.00 0 1, 005.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 583.00 559.00 945.00 0
Rotterdam 570.00 540.00 795.00 0
Salalah 680.00 630.00 1, 110.00 0
Shanghai 624.00 595.00 1, 029.00 0
Sharjah 625.00 615.00 845.00 0
Singapore 593.00 580.00 850.00 0
Sohar 0 640.00 1, 025.00 0
St Petersburg 413.00 383.00 750.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 865.00 0
Suez 710.00 658.00 1, 085.00 0
Walvis Bay 664.00 0 964.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 655.00 1, 015.00 0

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“Jo”

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