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Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on May 1, 2015 at 7:12 PM

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May 01, 2015, Yemen, Saleef

Operations at the port of Saleef are continuing as normal, unaffected by airstrikes on a military base in the region yesterday (30 April). The military base is far from the port.

Saleef port still running as normal at Security Level 1. All discharging operations is going well without any stoppages or disruption. Large numbers of vessels are calling at the port.

For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

Replacement work at berth
May 01, 2015, Singapore, Jurong Port

From 2 to 30 May, replacement work will be carried out at the Exxonmobil Berth 5, off West Jurong Channel.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.45 of 2015, the works will be conducted from 0800 to 1700 hours daily, including Sunfays and Public Holidays, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 17.597’N / 103 deg. 41.603’E

2) 01 deg. 17.597’N / 103 deg. 41.630’E

3) 01 deg. 17.590’N / 103 deg. 41.630’E

4) 01 deg. 17.590’N / 103 deg. 41.603’E

A crane barge assisted by tug boats will be used to install and remove the fenders and staircase. Divers will also be deployed for the work.

A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area.

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

Bosphorus closure for bridge works and yacht races
May 01, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits

Traffic in the Bosphorus will be halted from 0600 to 2000 hours local time tomorrow (2 May) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge) and the Bosphorus Cup yacht races.

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

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“Jo”

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