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Bunkering, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on July 9, 2015 at 5:52 PM

GAC 01072014Bunker operations limited to daylight hours
July 09, 2015, South Africa, Cape Town

The Operator of Joint Bunker Suppliers (JBS) at Cape Town has decided to limit bunker operating hours at the Eastern Mole to daylight hours only.

Operations will be between 07:30 and 18:00.

The reason for this decision is to ensure safe and controlled operations. This matter is currently under discussion. More in-depth information will be given if and when available.

For information about operations in Cape Town contact GAC Shipping South Africa at shipping.capetown@gac.com

Narragansett Bay marine events
July 09, 2015, United States, Rhode Island

The Newport Regatta is scheduled to take place in the East Passage Narragansett Bay vicinity between 10:00am to 5:00pm 10-12 July. 300 sailboats, from 8ft to 45ft in length, are expected.

Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area. Interested mariners may contact the person in charge by phone at 401-429-8258.

Further, the Save the Bay’s Annual Swim is scheduled to be held in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay on Saturday (11 July) commencing at 7:00 a.m. and completing at approximately 11:00a.m.

During this time the East Passage will be CLOSED to all vessel traffic, both commercial and recreational.

Approximately 700 swimmers will be accompanied by kayaks and power vessels. Participants will swim from the Newport Naval Station, Newport, RI, across the channel north of and parallel to the Newport Pell Bridge and finish in Potters Cove, Jamestown RI. Interested mariners may contact the Coast Guard on-scene commander on VHF 16.

Finally, the Fort Rodman Pirate Invasion is scheduled to take place in the vicinity of Fort Taber Park, New Bedford Harbor between 9:00am and 5:00pm on 11-12 July. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area. Interested mariners may contact the person in charge by phone at 508-996-3850.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

Prohibited Anchoring Area
July 09, 2015, Turkey, Izmit

The Harbour Master of Izmit Bay has advised that to ensure safe navigation in the Eskihisar ferry area, anchoring is prohibited between the coordinates 029 25 E and 029 26 E.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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“Jo”

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