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23-Jun-2016

CANAL EXPANSION INAUGURAL DATE
Panama Canal, Panama
VISA FOR NON-CITIZENS WORKING ON VESSELS AT AUSTRALIAN PORTS
Australia
CANAL EXPANSION INAUGURAL DATE AND TRANSIT RESERVATION SYSTEM
Panama Canal, Panama
SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST
Port Kembla, Australia
Canal expansion inaugural date
Thursday, June 23, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
June 26, 2016, will mark a new beginning for the Panama Canal and its mission of providing service to world trade, with the inauguration of its Third Set of Locks.There will be several events during this historic day, many of which involve the first transit through the new Locks of Agua Clara and Cocoli, of the M/V Cosco Shipping Panama.

In order to successfully carry out all the ceremonial activities programmed, but at the same time remain committed to providing a safe and efficient service, a decision has been made to modify the condition for the Transit Reservation System for June 26, 2016.

Therefore, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System,  Condition 1.a will be in effect on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 1.a is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours onThursday, June 23, 2016. The booking slot available thorugh the auction process will not be available for Sunday, June 26, 2016.

(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-37-2016

Visa for non-citizens working on vessels at Australian ports
Thursday, June 23, 2016, Australia
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a factsheet relating to non-citizens working on vessels in Australian Ports.Non-citizens on all vessels in the migration zone are required to hold an appropriate Australian visa. This includes international and domestic vessels in Australia’s migration zone to undertake scheduled and unscheduled repairs and refits, both within and outside of dry dock facilities.

There are various appropriate visa options. In circumstances where multiple visas are appropriate, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection should be contacted for further advice, or a Registered Migration Agent consulted.

The information contained in the fact sheet is current as at 9 June 2016. Australian law may change after this time resulting in a change in visa options. Please check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website for further information at http://www.border.gov.au/.

This notice is largely to ensure that Owners Superintendents, technicians, etc, visiting vessels in the country’s ports have the correct visa – in this case being a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa Subclass 400.

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

Canal expansion inaugural date and Transit Reservation System
Thursday, June 23, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
June 26, 2016 will mark a new beginning for the Panama Canal and its mission of providing service to world trade, with the inauguration of its Third Set of Locks. There will be several events during the day, many of which involve the first transit through the new Locks of Agua Clara and Cocoli, of the MV Cosco Shipping Panama.In order to successfully carry out all the ceremonial activities programmed, but at the same time remain committed to providing a sage and efficient service, a decision has been made to modify the condition for the Transit reservation System for June 26, 2016.

Therefore, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservations System,  Condition 1.a will be in effect on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 1.a is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours onThursday, June 23, 2016. The booking slot available through the auction process will not be available for Sunday, June 26, 2016.

(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-37-2016

Severe weather forecast
Thursday, June 23, 2016, Port Kembla, Australia
Port Kembla Port Authority has advised there may be delays to marine operations within the port from 0600 hours local time tomorrow (24 June) in light of forecast severe weather.current forecasts indicate that the worst of the weather will be during the period from 0600 Friday 24 June to 1200 onSaturday 25 June, but strong winds look likely to persist until late Saturday.

For vessels in the port of Port Kembla, Masters should ensure all adequate precautions are taken to secure their vessels for the weather conditions expected. This may include, but not be limited to, extra lines, anchors ready for letting go, ramp positing for PCCs and requiring tugs on standby at the discretion of the Master – without waiting for instruction from the Port Kembla VTIC or Harbour Master.

The port and anchorage presently remains open and the Port Authority will conduct risk assessments with the Marine Pilots for shipping movements as required.

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

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