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PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR EID-EL-MAULUD
Nigeria, all ports
MARINE WORKS WEST OF TSING YI
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
CONSTRUCTION OF SEAWATER INTAKE CULVERT
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
DIVING SURVEY AT SINKI FAIRWAY
Singapore, Singapore
TOWAGE VOLUME BASED SURCHARGE TO RISE
Australia, Eden
POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOWFALL AT CANAKKALE
Turkey, Turkish Straits
Public Holiday for Eid-el-Maulud
December 31, 2014, Nigeria, all ports
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 2 January 2015 a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebrationNormal work will resume on Monday 5 January 2015. 

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com

Marine Works west of Tsing Yi
December 31, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Yiu Lian Floating Dock No.3 [has been] temporarily displaced from the charted position for about 11 weeks.When decommissioning and re-commissioning of the floating dock, diving operations and marine works involving disconnection and reconnection of anchor chains will be carried out within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): -(A) 22 deg. 20.128’N / 114 deg. 05.283’E

(B) 22 deg. 20.092’N / 114 deg. 05.349’E

(C) 22 deg. 19.943’N / 114 deg. 05.267’E

(D) 22 deg. 19.981’N / 114 deg. 05.203’E

 

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the co-ordinates from (A) to (D) above and the ends of the disconnected anchor chains of the floating dock within the works area.

 

The works will be carried out by two crane barges with the assistance of one tug between 0800 hours and 1800 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

The working craft will stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

 

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

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with extreme 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.164 of 2015

Construction of Seawater Intake Culvert
December 31, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, marine works involving seawall demolition, dredging, backfilling, precast box culvert installation and seawall reinstatement will be carried out [at the Black Point Power Station] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22 deg. 24.686’N / 113 deg. 54.370’E(B) 22 deg. 24.715’N / 113 deg. 54.271’E(C) 22 deg. 24.797’N / 113 deg. 54.355’E

(D) 22 deg. 24.705’N / 113 deg. 54.391’E

 

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one derrick barge, one split hopper barge, one crane barge and one grab dredger. Two tugs and one work boat 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 will be established around the dredger and each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger and barges.

 

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

 

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

 

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

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

 

(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.165 of 2014

Diving survey at Sinki Fairway
December 31, 2014, Singapore, Singapore
From 7 January to 6 February 2015, a diving survey will be conducted at Sinki Fairway, off Ayer Merbau Basin.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.163 of 2014, the work will be conducted between 0700 and 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working areas bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 

Working Area M

A) 01 deg. 15.929’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

B) 01 deg. 15.829’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

G) 01 deg. 15.601’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

H) 01 deg. 15.657’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

I) 01 deg. 15.929’N / 103 deg. 43.854’E

 

Working Area P

B) 01 deg. 15.829’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

C) 01 deg. 15.584’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

F) 01 deg. 15.436’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

G) 01 deg. 15.601’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

 

Working Area S

C) 01 deg. 15.584’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

D) 01 deg. 15.305’N / 103 deg. 44.059’E

E) 01 deg. 15.304’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

F) 01 deg. 15.436’N / 103 deg. 43.762’E

 

The diving boat, with two safety boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 metres radius centered at the diving boat.

 

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 and navigate with caution;

d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (Sinki Control);

and

e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

 

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

Towage Volume Based Surcharge to rise
December 31, 2014, Australia, Eden
Svitzer Towage have advised that the Volume Based Surcharge (VBS) at Port Eden will increase from 9.1% to 15.2% from 1 February 2015.For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com
Poor visibility and snowfall at Canakkale
December 31, 2014, Turkey, Turkish Straits
Vessel passage of Canakkale may be subject to interruptions today (31 December) due to poor visibility and snowfall.A Storm Warning is in effect. Rainy, North and Northeast 8 to 10, Wave 5, 0 to 6, 0 m. 

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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