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07-Nov-2016

AROUND THE ISLAND PADDLING BOAT RACE
Hong Kong
BALTIC SEA DESIGNATED NOX EMISSION CONTROL AREA
Baltic Sea
Around the Island paddling boat race
Monday, November 7, 2016, Hong Kong
A paddling boat race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 13 November 2016 (Sunday). About 30 canoes and 20 rowing boats are expected to participate in the race.The boats will set off at 0800 hours at the south of Middle Island in a clockwise direction around Hong Kong Island, and finish the race in the vicinity of Middle Island by 1700 hours.Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(For information about operation in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.146 of 2016

Baltic Sea designated NOx Emission Control Area
Monday, November 7, 2016, Baltic Sea
The IMO has designated the Baltic Sea as a NOx Emission Control Area (NECA) from 1 January 2021 onwards.The NECA regulation, which applies to all vessels built after 2021, requires to reduce NOx emissions by 80% compared to the present emission level. In practice this means new-builds have to be equipped with catalysts or use LNG fuels in order to comply with the regulation.For information about operations in Finland contact GAC Finland at shipping.finland@gac.comBaltic Sea,
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