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  02-Mar-2016

CLOSURE OF BOSPHORUS
Bosphorus, Turkey
REVISED PORT NAVIGATION & BERTH DEPTHS
Townsville, Australia
GATUN LAKE LEVEL & DRAFT RESTRICTION PROJECTION
Panama Canal, Panama
Closure of Bosphorus
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Bosphorus, Turkey
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be suspended from 00:01 to 13:00 hours on Friday 4 March, 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

Revised port navigation & berth depths
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Townsville, Australia
Mariners are advised that the design and actual berth depths below port datum, Lowest Astronomical Tide, are amended, as of Tuesday, 1 March 2016, as follows:OUTER HARBOUR (Arrival Channel)
– Actual Depth: 6.0OUTER HARBOUR (Departure Channel)
– Actual Depth: 10.1*SEA CHANNEL
– Actual Depth: 12.0*

CHANNEL WEDGE
– Actual Depth: 10.6*

PLATYPUS CHANNEL
– Actual Depth: 11.8*

INNER HARBOUR
– Actual Depth: 11.0*

NO.1 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 12.7*

NO.2 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 12.1*

NO.3 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 11.6*

NO.4 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 10.6*

NO.8 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 12.7*

NO.9 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 11.2*

NO.10 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 11.6*

NO.11 BERTH POCKET
– Actual Depth: 10.9

ROSS RIVER CHANNEL (Entrance to Beacon No.6)
– Actual Depth: 2.2

ROSS RIVER CHANNEL (Upstream of Beacon No.6)
– No declared depth

ROSS CREEK
– No declared depth

* Revised entry

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Maritime Safety Queensland Notice to Mariners 076(T) of 2016

Gatun Lake level & draft restriction projection
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
As of 0700 hours LT, March 1, 2016, the level of Gatun Lake was 24.77m (81.25 feet) PLD.Our most recent forecast indicates that the descending trend of the level of Gatun Lake will continue through March and April 2016. Based on these adverse meteorological conditions, it is projected that draft restrictions will most likely be imposed during the second half of April 2016.If draft restrictions become necessary, the ACP [Panama Cana; Authority) will issue an Advisory to Shipping advising the maximum available draft (TFW) and effective date of implementation. This Advisory will be published at least four to five weeks prior to the implementation date, in order to provide vessels being loaded with sufficient time to comply with this new restriction.This information is for planning purposes only, as nay draft restrictions will be implemented based on forecast updates and the actual level of Gatun Lake.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-07-2016 dated 1 March 2016

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