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17-Feb-2017

NAVAL FIRING PRACTICE
Mumbai, India
QUARANTINE NON-DECLARED PORT (SSCC/SSCEC)
Eden, Australia
TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong
TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY OFF CHA KWO LING
Hong Kong
Naval firing practice
Friday, February 17, 2017, Mumbai, India
The [Indian] Navy will be conducting firing practice from 0800 hrs to 1430 hrs on 22 and 23 February 2017. During this period, there will be shipping movements in the Mumbai Harbour.

No anchorages will be allotted during this time. All vessels anchored in the inner harbour and PLA will be required to vacate the anchorage by midnight 21 February 2017. No ships will be allowed to be anchored in the firing area from coastal batteries at Middle Ground, Oyster Rock and Colaba Point.

(For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com)

Source: Mumbai Port Trust Notice No.: DC/C-NM/633

Quarantine Non-declared port (SSCC/SSCEC)
Friday, February 17, 2017, Eden, Australia
Under the revised Biosecurity Act 2016, the port of Eden is listed as not declared port for inspection, issuing or extending of the ship sanitation certificates and nor is the port resourced with quarantine staff.

Any vessels that are aware of their ship sanitation certificate about to expire require to renew the same at the previous overseas port as this function is no longer available at Eden.

The following links give information of the Act and list Australian ports where ship sanitation certificates can be issued.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/16/notice-to-industry-50-2016.pdf

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L01022

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/avm/vessels/commercial-vessels/sanitation#validity-of-ship-sanitation-certificates

The WHO/IHR List of Authorized Ports to issue Ship Sanitation Certificates dated November 2016 is not updated in line with the Australian Biosecurity Act of June 2016.

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

Temporary Loading Facility at Junk Bay
Friday, February 17, 2017, Hong Kong
A temporary loading facility will be established at Junk Bay. The construction and loading operation of the temporary loading facility will last for a period of approximately 30 months.

One tugboat and one dumb lighter will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the adjacent shoreline for loading operation:
(A) 22 deg. 17.840’N / 114 deg. 15.216’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.818’N / 114 deg. 15.246’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.819’N / 114 deg. 15.262’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.793’N / 114 deg. 15.319’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.725’N / 114 deg. 15.260’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.752’N / 114 deg. 15.209’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.710’N / 114 deg. 15.177’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.738’N / 114 deg. 15.150’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.761’N / 114 deg. 15.152’E

The hours of operation will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels engaged in the operation will stay in the operation area outside the hours of operation.

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.26 of 2017

Temporary Loading Facility off Cha Kwo Ling
Friday, February 17, 2017, Hong Kong
A temporary loading facility has been established off Cha Kwo Ling. The facility has one discharging platform protruding about 10 metres seawards from the seawall. The temporary loading facility will operate for a period of approximately 30 months.

One tugboat and one dumb lighter will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline for loading operation:
(A) 22 deg. 17.923’N / 114 deg. 13.746’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.912’N / 114 deg. 13.735’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.935’N / 114 deg. 13.710’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.945’N / 114 deg. 13.721’E

The hours of operation will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays.

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.25 of 2017

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