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GAC 01072014Revision of anchorages, fairways & channels
May 26, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has advised that the anchorages, fairways and channels listed in the Second and Third Schedules to the MPA (Port) Regulations will be revised from 1 June 2015.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No. 06 of 2015, the key revisions are:

(a) The existing West Jurong Anchorage (Abbreviated Code AWJ) will be discontinued;

(b) The boundaries of the Temasek Fairway will be revised;


(c) Additional types of vessels that can anchor in:

(i) Selat Pauh Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ASPLU)

(ii) Raffles Reserved Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ARAFR)

(iii) LNG/LPG/Chemical Gas Vessel Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ALGAS)

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

Temporary Wind Monitoring Station
May 26, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A temporary wind monitoring station which has been established southwest of Lamma Island for collecting wind data will continue to operate for a period of approximately one year.

The particulars of the station and its aids to navigation are as follows:


Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 DEG. 09.197’N / 114 DEG. 05.973’E

Elevation of the main platform: 11 metres above mean sea level

Supporting Trunk: Yellow

Meteorological Mast: Orange and white stripes


Light: Mo (U) 15s 13M

Foghorn: Mo (U) 15s

Radar Reflector: Fitted

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.74 of 2015

Replacement works at ExxonMobil berth
May 26, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The working period has been extended for replacement work at ExxonMobil berth No 5, off Jurong Channel has been extended. The works will now be conducted from 30 May to 4 July.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.55 of 2015, the works will be carried out between 0800 and 1700 hours daily – including Sundays & 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 remove and install 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);


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

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

Opening of new Canal project: prior declaration of vessels
May 26, 2015, Egypt, Suez Canal

The Suez Canal Authority has advised that the names and tonnage of all vessels due to arrive on 5 August and transit on 6 August – the date of the opening ceremony of the new Canal project – must be declared in advance.

Agents must provide a list of vessels’ names and tonnage calling at Port Said and Suez anchorage area on this date prior to 10 July. Any vessel not declared to the Suez Canal Authority prior to this date will not be allowed to transit on 6 August.

For information about operations in Egypt contact GAC Egypt at

Grounded vessel obstructing channel
May 26, 2015, Argentina, Parana River

A grounded vessel is obstructing the channel at the 289th km of the Parana River. The 10.41 mt vessel ran aground at 0300 hours local time today (Tuesday, 26 May).

Navigation is being authorized only through the secondary channel but drawing only 7.50 metres maximum.

(For information about operations in Argentina, and elsewhere in the Americas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at

Source: AMI Argentina – GAC agent

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