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Associations, Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on May 16, 2015 at 11:08 PM

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United States, Mobile, Alabama
World Holidays: 17-30 May 2015
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:Sun 17 May – Congo Liberation DayTue 19 May – Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey)

Mon 25 May – Whit Monday

Mon 25 May – Spring Bank Holiday (UK)

Mon 25 May – Memorial Day (USA)

Mon 25 May – Africa Day

Mon 25 May – The Birthday of the Buddha

Fri 29 May – Nigeria Democracy Day

Sat 30 May – Indian Arrival Day (Trinidad & Tobago)


For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at

Temporary obstruction in Mobile River
May 16, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama
The Mobile River will have a partial blockage from 0600 until 1500 on Monday (18 May) in the vicinity of Austal Shipyard and BAE shipyard to facilitate the roll out and launching of the JHSV 6.During the operations, there will be limited passing of vessels in that location. There may be times during the operations that vessels can proceed at a slow bell in that vicinity but only after agreement from the on scene Harbor Pilots. The Harbor Pilots will be conducting the movement of the JHSV and they can be reached on channel 13 or 65 VHF/FM to arrange for passing arrangements, if deemed possible.This operation had been scheduled for Friday 15 May, but was rescheduled due to equipment issues.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

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