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Groundings, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 6, 2016 at 7:07 PM


Suez Canal, Egypt
Helsinki, Finland
New York, USA
Grounded ship refloated, no impact on transits
Friday, May 6, 2016, Suez Canal, Egypt
A 182, 307 DWT bulk carrier ship ran aground during its transit of the Suez Canal with the Southbound convoyat about 1850 hours local time yesterday (5 May).The vessel ran aground at 143 KM of the Canal, suffering damage to its bottom. Suez Canal tugs managed to re-float it, and she exited the Canal on about 2010 hours. The vessel is now anchored in Suez Port outer anchorage.The grounding had no impact on navigation in the Canal. Today’s Southbound and Northbound convoys started at 0600 hours as normal, without any interruption Suez Anchorage.For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at

‘Helsinki Helpers’ serving cruise visitors
Friday, May 6, 2016, Helsinki, Finland
International cruise ships arriving at Helsinki’s South Harbour this summer can invite ‘Helsinki Helpers’ to board and provide tourist information directly to passengers. Around 50 ships have already taken up the offer.‘Helsinki Helpers’ will be on hand to greet cruise ships as they arrive at the Hernesaari and Melkki quays throughout the cruise season from May to October.For information about operations in Finland, contact GAC Finland at

America’s Cup pre-event notification
Friday, May 6, 2016, New York, USA
The Captain of the Port of New York has established a Safety Zone that temporarily restricts vessel movement on the waters of the Hudson River in vicinity of North Cove Marina, Manhattan, New York.The Safety Zone will be strictly enforced during the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6 through Sunday May 8th, 2016.For more information please view the most recent Advisory Notice on the Waterways Management section of U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York’s homeport webpage or call the Vessel Traffic Center at 7183544088.For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at
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