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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on April 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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Hong Kong
Kiel Canal, Germany
Izmit Bay, Turkey
Seawall Reinstatement Works
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately one month, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out [east of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.058’N / 114 deg. 10.471’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.053’N / 114 deg. 10.495’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.973’N / 114 deg. 10.498’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.974’N / 114 deg. 10.479’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.991’N / 114 deg. 10.463’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tug boat and one work boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres around the lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

The hours of work will be round the clock.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.45 of 2016 dated 19 April 2016

Possible strike: update 20 April 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
According to report from the press and authorities, the planned 24-hour strike  at Brunsbuettel locks by German workers’ union ver.di will commence at 06:00 hours local time tomorrow,  21 April.The Kiel Canal authorities advise that delays during the daytime are not expected, depending on the availability of private linesmen. However, delays are possible at nighttime.(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Closure at Izmit Bay
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Izmit Bay, Turkey
Incoming and outgoing traffic will be suspended in Izmit Bay from 15:00 to 20:00 hours local time tomorrow (Thursday 21 April),  due to works on the Izmit Bay Bridge.For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at
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