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GAC 01072014Soil investigation south of Tuas View
February 16, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

From 17 February to 25 May, soil investigation works will be carried out south of Tuas View.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.19 of 2015, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working areas at following borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

BH 1) 01 deg. 16.528’N / 103 deg. 38.413’E

BH 2) 01 deg. 16.602’N / 103 deg. 38.418’E

BH 3) 01 deg. 16.660’N / 103 deg. 38.422’E

BH 4) 01 deg. 16.699’N / 103 deg. 38.425’E

BH 5) 01 deg. 16.738’N / 103 deg. 38.427’E

BH 6) 01 deg. 16.599’N / 103 deg. 38.451’E

BH 7) 01 deg. 16.658’N / 103 deg. 38.455’E

The soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling using the jack-up barges. Tug boats will be used to shift the jack-up barges. There will be a circular safety zone of 30m radius centered at the boreholes. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about the work.

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 22 (Jurong Control);

and

e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

2015 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display
February 16, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A Fireworks Display will take place in the Central Harbour, in an area off Wan Chai, at 2000 hours on Friday, 20 February 2015 (“the event day”).

Fireworks will be displayed from three barges anchored in a straight line at the following positions (WGS 84 Datum):

(a) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.210’E

(b) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.341’E

(c) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.472’E

A Closed Area will be established around the barges between 1400 hours and about 2300 hours on the event day with the following details:

(i) The area is formed by four straight lines joining the following positions (WGS 84 Datum):

(1) 22 deg. 17.366’N / 114 deg. 10.109’E

(2) 22 deg. 17.366’N / 114 deg. 10.574’E

(3) 22 deg. 17.192’N / 114 deg. 10.574’E

(4) 22 deg. 17.192’N / 114 deg. 10.109’E

(ii) The Closed Area will be closed to all marine traffic, except craft directly involved in the fireworks display, Government launches and vessels with special permission from the Director of Marine (to be collectively called excepted vessels) during the aforesaid period.

A Restricted Area will be established in the Central Harbour from 1900 hours to about 2115 hours on the event day with the following details:

(i) The Eastern Cordon Line (ECL) of the Restricted Area is a straight line joining the south extremity of MTR Hung Hom Freight Terminal Pier and the breakwater at Kellett Island, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The Western Cordon Line (WCL) of the Restricted Area is a straight line joining the southwest extremity of the Ocean Terminal and the Central Government Pier.

(ii) No vessels, other than the excepted vessels, will be allowed to enter or remain within the Restricted Area.

To minimize head-on encounters of vessels after the fireworks display, the Restricted Area will be lifted in stages by lifting the WCL at about 2100 hours. The ECL will be lifted later depending on the traffic condition in the Central Harbour. It is anticipated that the Restricted Area will be completely lifted at about 2115 hours on the event day. To combat vessels proceeding at excessive speed in the Central Harbour, the Marine Police and Marine Department will deploy laser gun and interception teams on the event day.

Vessels intending to navigate in the Central Harbour after the fireworks display should pay special attention to the establishment of three Buffer Zones at Kowloon Public Pier, Kwun Tong Public Pier, Central Piers 9 and 10 and the associated marine traffic control measures. Details of these measures are given in the Annex to this Notice.

In the event of inclement weather and emergency, the fireworks display may be postponed to the fallback date of Saturday, 21 February 2015, at 2000 hours, with the same control measures as aforementioned.

(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.22 of 2015

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 16/02/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 396.00 0
Aden 405.00 395.00 870.00 0
Alexandria 0 635.00 1, 000.00 0
Antwerp 337.00 316.00 566.00 0
Aqaba 0 440.00 810.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 679.00 0
Bergen 0 0 584.00 0
Busan 393.00 376.00 584.00 574.00
Cape Town 445.00 0 630.00 0
Colombo 435.00 434.00 700.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 380.00 360.00 570.00 0
Durban 373.00 0 665.00 0
Falmouth 376.00 387.00 678.00 0
Fujairah 400.00 380.00 770.00 0
Gibraltar 389.00 387.00 618.00 0
Hambantota 435.00 435.00 710.00 0
Houston 398.00 346.00 645.00 0
Istanbul 392.00 369.00 655.00 0
Jeddah 400.00 390.00 850.00 0
Kuwait 410.00 385.00 1, 000.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 364.00 346.00 0 0
Malta 442.00 405.00 593.00 0
Mumbai 665.00 400.00 925.00 0
New York/New Jersey 419.00 363.00 650.00 0
Panama 434.00 354.00 637.00 0
Piraeus 422.00 394.00 593.00 0
Port Louis 0 460.00 780.00 0
Port Said 730.00 630.00 870.00 0
Qatar 0 0 620.00 0
Richards Bay 387.00 0 1, 008.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 366.00 342.00 824.00 0
Rotterdam 319.00 298.00 541.00 0
Salalah 485.00 435.00 900.00 0
Santos 369.00 347.00 852.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 710.00 0
Shanghai 422.00 370.00 789.00 0
Singapore 389.00 370.00 565.00 0
St Petersburg 176.00 156.00 423.00 0
Suez 575.00 380.00 900.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 440.00 388.00 610.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 360.00 650.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 440.00 395.00 640.00 0

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“Jo”

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