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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on October 14, 2014 at 5:59 PM

GAC 01072014Port closed due to extreme weather
October 14, 2014, Australia, Port Kembla

All harbour movements were halted at Port Kembla at 2015 hours local time today (14 October) due to extreme weather conditions.

Winds are currently between 45-50 knots. Further assessment will be made at 0830 hours local time tomorrow morning (Wednesday 15 October).

Port Kembla’s anchorage was closed to shipping yesterday, and all vessel directed to sea. The anchorage remains closed until further notice.

For informaiton about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at

Change to towage service requirements
October 14, 2014, Turkey, all ports

Twin-engined RoRo vessels with LOA up to 222M and a total push power of over 2000KW at bow & stern must use a total of 4 tugs for berthing and unberthing (2 in/2 out) at Turkish ports, instead of the previous compulsory requirement of 6 (3 in/3 out).

This is in line with a new regulation now in force at all Turkish ports. Some private terminals, however, may apply a different approach.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at

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