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  22/09/2015
EID-EL-KABIR
Nigeria, all ports
EAGLE POINT HAZARD TO NAVIGATION
United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
POTENTIAL IMPACT OF PAPAL VISIT ON MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DREDGING SOUTH EAST OF TUAS VIEW
Singapore, Singapore
UPGRADING WORKS AT JURONG TERMINAL BERTH
Singapore, Jurong Port
FEDERAL HEALTH SUPERVISORS ON STRIKE
Brazil, all ports
REDUCTION IN CAPACITY
Panama, Panama Canal
Eid-el-Kabir
September 22, 2015, Nigeria, all ports
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September 2015 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com
Eagle Point Hazard to Navigation
September 22, 2015, United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A USACE survey conducted on 21 September 2015 has identified the sunken remains of Horseshoe Lower Lighted Buoy 35 (3510) and its concrete sinker in positions 39-52-59N, 075-08-55W and 39-52-59N, 075-08-56W.Both objects are located approximately 10 feet inside the Channel Toe and between the charted positions of Horseshoe Lower Lighted Buoy 33 (3509) and Horseshoe Lower Lighted Buoy 35 (3510) in a depth of approximately 37 feet at MLLW.Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area.

 

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

Potential impact of Papal visit on Marine Transportation System
September 22, 2015, United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that vessel traffic transiting the Delaware River and Schuylkill River, in vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, fromSeptember 25, 2015 to September 28, 2015 will likely experience delays.As a preventative measure, we ask maritime stakeholders in the region, ranging from large vessels to uninspected passenger vessels, to provide advanced notification and to engage with our Papal Visit Maritime Operations Center’s (MOC) and the Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU), well in advance of anticipated vessel transits betweenSeptember 25th and 28th. The MTSRU can be reached at secdelbaymtsru@uscg.mil or 267-515-7294.It is likely that the influx of Papal visit attendees to the area will increase local traffic on both the roads and waterways in the area and may increase security concerns. Facility and vessel operators are requested to maintain proper vigilance, and report any suspicious activity to the Sector Intel Branch at (215) 271-4999.

 

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin [MSIB # 33-15] dated September 18, 2015

Dredging south east of Tuas View
September 22, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
Dredging work will be carried out off south-east of Tuas View from 23 September to 1 October.As stated in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.113 of 2015 the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and public holidays – at the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):P1) 1 deg. 16’ 39.087”N / 103 deg. 38’ 50.977’EP2) 1 deg. 16’ 39.645”N / 103 deg. 38’ 52.146”E

P3) 1 deg. 16’ 40.205”N / 103 deg. 38’ 53.315”E

P4) 1 deg. 16’ 40.764”N / 103 deg. 38’ 54.483”E

P5) 1 deg. 16’ 41.323”N / 103 deg. 38’ 55.652”E

P6) 1 deg. 16’ 41.882”N / 103 deg. 38’ 56.820”E

P7) 1 deg. 16’ 42.441”N / 103 deg. 38’ 57.989”E

P8) 1 deg. 16’ 46.384”N / 103 deg. 39’ 06.266”E

P9) 1 deg. 16’ 46.944”N / 103 deg. 39’ 07.434”E

P10) 1 deg. 16’ 47.411”N / 103 deg. 39’ 08.497”E

P11) 1 deg. 16’ 49.265”N / 103 deg. 39’ 12.284”E

P12) 1 deg. 16’ 49.814”N / 103 deg. 39’ 13.457”E

P13) 1 deg. 16’ 50.364”N / 103 deg. 39’ 14.630”E

P14) 1 deg. 16’ 50.914”N / 103 deg. 39’ 15.803”E

P15) 1 deg. 16’ 51.463”N / 103 deg. 39’ 16.976”E

P16) 1 deg. 16’ 52.013”N / 103 deg. 39’ 18.148”E

P17) 1 deg. 16’ 52.563”N / 103 deg. 39’ 19.322”E

P18) 1 deg. 16’ 53.113”N / 103 deg. 39’ 20.494”E

P19) 1 deg. 16’ 53.663”N / 103 deg. 39’ 21.667”E

P20) 1 deg. 16’ 30.758”N / 103 deg. 38’ 55.134”E

P21) 1 deg. 16’ 31.558”N / 103 deg. 38’ 56.155”E

P22) 1 deg. 16’ 32.357”N / 103 deg. 38’ 57.176”E

P23) 1 deg. 16’ 33.157”N / 103 deg. 38’ 58.197”E

P24) 1 deg. 16’ 33.956”N / 103 deg. 38’ 59.218”E

P25) 1 deg. 16’ 34.756”N / 103 deg. 39’ 00.239”E

P26) 1 deg. 16’ 35.556”N / 103 deg. 39’ 01.260”E

P27) 1 deg. 16’ 36.355”N / 103 deg. 39’ 02.282”E

P28) 1 deg. 16’ 37.155”N / 103 deg. 39’ 03.303”E

P29) 1 deg. 16’ 37.954”N / 103 deg. 39’ 04.324”E

P30) 1 deg. 16’ 38.754”N / 103 deg. 39’ 05.345”E

P31) 1 deg. 16’ 39.554”N / 103 deg. 39’ 06.366”E

P32) 1 deg. 16’ 40.327”N / 103 deg. 39’ 07.347”E

P33) 1 deg. 16’ 48.647”N / 103 deg. 39’ 17.989”E

P34) 1 deg. 16’ 49.443”N / 103 deg. 39’ 19.013”E

P35) 1 deg. 16’ 50.239”N / 103 deg. 39’ 20.037”E

P36) 1 deg. 16’ 51.035”N / 103 deg. 39’ 21.061”E

P37) 1 deg. 16’ 51.831”N / 103 deg. 39’ 22.085”E

P38) 1 deg. 16’ 52.544”N / 103 deg. 39’ 23.003”E

P39) 1 deg. 16’ 26.882”N / 103 deg. 38’ 55.585”E

P40) 1 deg. 16’ 27.973”N / 103 deg. 38’ 55.585”E

P41) 1 deg. 16’ 29.076”N / 103 deg. 38’ 55.579”E

P42) 1 deg. 16’ 42.245”N / 103 deg. 39’ 31.194”E

P43) 1 deg. 16’ 43.550”N / 103 deg. 39’ 31.354”E

P44) 1 deg. 16’ 44.842”N / 103 deg. 39’ 31.513”E

P45) 1 deg. 16’ 46.135”N / 103 deg. 39’ 31.673”E

P46) 1 deg. 16’ 47.427”N / 103 deg. 39’ 31.832”E

P47) 1 deg. 16’ 26.672”N / 103 deg. 38’ 58.607”E

P48) 1 deg. 16’ 37.372”N / 103 deg. 39’ 18.813”E

P49) 1 deg. 16’ 44.370”N / 103 deg. 39’ 17.503”E

P50) 1 deg. 16’ 47.768”N / 103 deg. 39’ 18.037”E

P51) 1 deg. 16’ 43.451”N / 103 deg. 39’ 18.588”E

P52) 1 deg. 16’ 46.812”N / 103 deg. 39’ 21.840”E

P53) 1 deg. 16’ 45.685”N / 103 deg. 39’ 23.125”E

P54) 1 deg. 16’ 45.740”N / 103 deg. 39’ 24.186”E

P55) 1 deg. 16’ 45.207”N / 103 deg. 39’ 23.578”E

P56) 1 deg. 16’ 43.971”N / 103 deg. 39’ 23.998”E

P57) 1 deg. 16’ 50.146”N / 103 deg. 39’ 24.253”E

 

The dredging work will be carried out by grab dredgers held by spuds.

 

The dredged materials will be loaded onto hopper barges and transported to designated dumping ground by tug boats.

 

A safety boat will be in attendance to warn ad re-direct craft in the area to keep clear of the 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 atsingapore@gac.com

Upgrading works at Jurong Terminal berth
September 22, 2015, Singapore, Jurong Port
From today (22 September 2015) to 21 March 2016, upgrading works will be carried out at Jurong Terminal Berth J10.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.109 of 2015, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):1) 01 deg. 18.367’N / 103 deg. 43.113’E2) 01 deg. 18.323’N / 103 deg. 43.085’E

3) 01 deg. 18.405’N / 103 deg. 43.000’E

4) 01 deg. 18.438’N / 103 deg. 43.027’E

 

The upgrading works will involve dredging, rock revetment, shore protection work, demolition and reconstruction of berth J10.

 

Dredging work will be carried out by grab dredgers which will be held by four anchors. The dredged materials will be loaded onto hopper barges and transported to designated dumping ground by pusher tugboats.

 

The grab dredgers with hopper barges in attendance will have a circular safety working zone of 50 metres centred at the dredger.

 

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

 

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 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);

and

e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

 

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore atsingapore@gac.com

Federal health supervisors on strike
September 22, 2015, Brazil, all ports
About 70% of Brazil’s federal health supervisors have been on strike since Friday, 18 September.The supervisors are responsible for the release of Brazilian cargo in foreign ports, amongst other activities. Their action may affect the legal procedures for the unloading of cargoes. It is primarily affecting exports of grain and meat, though there are also fears that it may affect maize exports.All the exportation supervisor staff at the ports of Santos and Itajai, two of the biggest in the country and responsible for a major part of the loading and unloading of meat and grains, have been out on strike.

 

There is currently no end date forecast for the strike. However, representatives of the striking workers say that basic services will be provided to ensure public health and the health of cattle and vegetables.

 

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at brazil@gac.com

Reduction in capacity
September 22, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal
As a result of locks lane outages starting tonight (22 September), and until 30 September, there will a significant reduction in traffic capacity in the Panama Canal of up to 50%.This will increase delays to non-booked vessels up to projected 4-7 days.For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay atgac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com
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