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REDUCED OPERATING SCHEDULES DURING PAPAL VISIT 26-28 SEPTEMBER
United States, Delaware River
SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF SHAM TSENG
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
UNLOADING OF PRECAST UNITS OFF WAN CHAI
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
REVISED ENTRANCE CHANNEL DEPTH
Australia, Cairns
CLOSURE TO SHIPPING FOR BRIDGE WORKS
Turkey, Turkish Straits
BUNKER UPDATE – MARKET PRICE UPDATE21/09/15
Reduced operating schedules during Papal visit 26-28 September
September 21, 2015, United States, Delaware River
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay has issued the following Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) providing notice of reduced operating schedules for drawbridges during the Papal visit:Delair Railroad Bridge MSIB 32-15

 

Mantua Creek and Raccoon Creek Bridges MSIB 31-15

 

Tacony-Palmyra Drawbridge MSIB 30-15

 

The MSIBs are available on the Maritime Exchange Coast Guard page [www.maritimedelriv.com/Port_Security/USCG/USCG.htm].

 

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

Source: Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Sham Tseng
September 21, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately one week, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:-(A) 22 deg. 21.840’N / 114 deg. 03.902’E(B) 22 deg. 21.744’N / 114 deg. 03.916’E

(C) 22 deg. 21.741’N / 114 deg. 03.887’E

(D) 22 deg. 21.840’N / 114 deg. 03.872’E

 

The works will be carried out by a work boat. One guard boat will provide assistance.

 

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. Vessels engaged in the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

 

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

 

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.125 of 2015

Unloading of precast units off Wan Chai
September 21, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately 9 days, unloading of precast units from a semi-submersible barge will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):(A) 22 deg. 17.456’N / 114 deg. 10.765’E(B) 22 deg. 17.308’N / 114 deg. 10.810’E

(C) 22 deg. 17.208’N / 114 deg. 10.596’E

(D) 22 deg. 17.343’N / 114 deg. 10.523’E

 

The unloading operation will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including one semi-submersible barge, two crane barges, some tug boats and guard boats. The number of vessels engaged in the operation will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

 

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

 

The hours of works will be round-the-clock.

 

The precast units unloaded from the semi-submersible barge at the working area will be towed to the west of the New Wan Chai Ferry Pier for seawall construction.

 

Diving operations will be carried out during the hours of works.

 

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.124 of 2015

Revised Entrance Channel depth
September 21, 2015, Australia, Cairns
Maritime Safety Queensland advises that the design and actual navigation depth of the Entrance Channel at the port of Cairns has been revised from 8.3 metres to 8.0 metres.Other depths at the port remain unchanged.

 

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia atshipping.australia@gac.com

Closure to shipping for bridge works
September 21, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits
Due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), the Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 05:00 to 13:00 hours on Wednesday 23 September.For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul atturkey@gac.com
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 21/09/15
COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 315.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 0 820.00 0
Antwerp 241.00 214.00 429.00 0
Aqaba 0 777.00 790.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 541.00 0
Bergen 0 0 481.00 0
Busan 298.00 275.00 468.00 458.00
Cape Town 270.00 0 524.00 0
Colombo 300.00 275.00 543.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 300.00 290.00 480.00 0
Durban 240.00 0 624.00 0
Falmouth 0 288.00 570.00 0
Fujairah 280.00 240.00 630.00 0
Gibraltar 329.00 269.00 494.00 0
Hambantota 0 0 0 0
Houston 269.00 219.00 481.00 0
Istanbul 280.00 260.00 505.00 0
Jeddah 285.00 275.00 670.00 0
Kuwait 0 285.00 1, 020.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 280.00 262.00 510.00 0
Malta 252.00 233.00 464.00 0
Mumbai 0 260.00 700.00 0
New York/New Jersey 302.00 254.00 487.00 0
Panama 325.00 275.00 545.00 0
Piraeus 289.00 269.00 475.00 0
Port Louis 365.00 335.00 520.00 0
Port Said 0 290.00 850.00 0
Qatar 0 0 700.00 0
Richards Bay 253.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 268.00 242.00 699.00 0
Rotterdam 245.00 214.00 430.00 0
Salalah 390.00 340.00 710.00 0
Santos 261.00 240.00 724.00 0
Seychelles 410.00 400.00 590.00 0
Shanghai 304.00 257.00 569.00 0
Singapore 242.00 232.00 443.00 0
St Petersburg 163.00 141.00 382.00 0
Suez 500.00 280.00 850.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 397.00 358.00 625.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 358.00 613.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 390.00 351.00 575.00 0
GAC Bunker Fuels is an ISO9001 certified global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants. The prices listed are for indication purposes only. Contact our offices or Martyn McMahon at +971-56 603 2534 /martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for your bunker enquiry.
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