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Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on October 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM

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CLOSURE OF ANCHORAGE
Port Kembla, Australia
CLOSURE OF ANCHORAGE
Port Kembla, Australia
MARINE WORKS OFF EAST OF HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
Hong Kong
CLOSURE TO TRAFFIC FOR BRIDGE WORKS
Bosphorus, Turkey
JOAQUIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD OVER OPEN NORTH ATLANTIC
Bermuda
Closure of anchorage
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Port Kembla, Australia
Due to forecast strong gales forecast, the Harbour Master at Port Kembla will close the anchorage at 2400 hours local time this evening (6 October). All vessels at the anchorage will be instructed to return to sea.For information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Closure of anchorage
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Port Kembla, Australia
Due to forecast strong gales, the Harbour Master at Port Kembla will close the anchorage at 2400 hours local time this evening (6 October). All vessels at the anchorage will be instructed to return to sea.For information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Marine Works off East of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Hong Kong
For approximately 10 months, marine works involving dredging, converting existing sloping seawall to vertical seawall, demolition of ferry pier will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22 deg. 17.023’N / 114 deg. 10.462’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.008’N / 114 deg. 10.527’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.958’N / 114 deg. 10.531’EThe works will be carried out by one grab dredger, one split hopper barge, one derrick barge, one crane barge and one semi-submersible barge.  One tug and one guard boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres around the grab dredger will be established.  Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area.  Each silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.  Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extents of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours.  No works will be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays.  Vessels engaged in the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.137 of 2015

Closure to traffic for bridge works
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Bosphorus, Turkey
Due to continuing works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), the Bosphorus will be closed from 06:00 to 10:00hours local time tomorrow (7 October).For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Joaquin moving northeastward over open North Atlantic
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Bermuda
At 500am AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Joaquin was located near latitude 37.5 North, longitude 61.0 West. Joaquin is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). A turn toward the east-northeast and an increase in forward speed are expected today, with a rapid east-northeastward motion expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts.  Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Joaquin is expected to become an extratropical cyclone Wednesday or Wednesday night.Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 220 miles (350 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Joaquin will continue to affect Bermuda and portions of the Bahamas during the next day or so.  Swells are affecting much of the east coast of the United States and the coast of Atlantic Canada and should continue during the next day or two. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Even though Joaquin is located well to the east of the coast of the United States, a prolonged period of elevated water levels and large waves will affect the mid-Atlantic region, causing significant beach and dune erosion with moderate coastal flooding likely.

(For information about operations in the Americas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: National Hurricane Center, Miami Fl, Hurricane Joaquin Advisory No.35 issued at 500am AST on October 6, 2015

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