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  16-Dec-2015

NEW YEAR’S DAY OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE
Hong Kong
WATERWAY TO CLOSE TO TRAFFIC
Bosphorus, Turkey
COAST GUARD CONTINUES RESPONSE TO COLLISION AND SINKING
Mississippi River, USA
New Year’s Day opening of Central Marine Office
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Hong Kong
The Central Marine Office on 3/F., Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong will be open from 0900 hours to 1100 hours on Friday, 1 January 2016 for entry and outward clearance of all vessels.The enquiry telephone number of Central Marine Office is 2852 3082.(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. 175 of 2015

Waterway to close to traffic
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Bosphorus, Turkey
The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic between 06:00 and 16:00 hours local time on Monday 21 December, due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Coast Guard continues response to collision and sinking
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Mississippi River, USA
The Coast Guard and local agencies continue response efforts to a sunken tow vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Memphis.The Mississippi River is open to one way traffic between mile marker 726 to 728 on the Mississippi River to ensure the safety of the public and response crews during cleanup and salvage operations for the William Strait sinking.Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River command center received a notification of a collision between the towing vessels Margaret Ann and the William Strait at mile marker 727 on the Lower Mississippi River, Monday. The William Strait sank in 20 feet of water.Response crews have deployed 1, 100 feet of containment boom and 600 feet of sorbent boom around the vessel to prevent any further spreading of pollution….

…A salvage plan is being developed to safely remove the sunken tow vessel.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs News Release dated 15 December 2015

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