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25-May-2017

PORT WORKING HOURS DURING RAMADAN
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
TYPHOON SEASON
Hong Kong
RAMADAN PORT WORKING HOURS
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
MARINE WORKS AT OIL TERMINAL, CHAI WAN
Hong Kong
UNDERWATER INSPECTION WORKS AND SUBMARINE CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS
Hong Kong
RAMADAN WORKING HOURS
Duba, Saudi Arabia
Port working hours during Ramadan
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Yanbu Port and Government official working hours during the month of Ramadan will be from 1000 to 1500 hours local time, Sunday to Thursday.

Stevedore timings would be as follows:
– 1st shift: 0700-1700 hours
– 2nd shift: 1900-0600 hours

However, all port operations will be carried out round the clock.

During Ramadan, GAC Saudi Arabia’s official working hours will be from 0900 to 1500 hours local time from Sunday to Thursday.

For information about operations in Yanbu, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at yanbu@gac.com

Typhoon Season
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Hong Kong
Owners, agents and charterers are requested to remind their ship masters of the need to take precautionary measures during the approach of tropical cyclones.

Masters, owners, agents and persons in control of vessels are also reminded of their obligation to comply with any direction issued by the Director of Marine concerning the safe operation of vessels and the port, or in relation to any matter which the Director may give directions under the Laws of Hong Kong.

When a tropical cyclone warning is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, every vessel which is moored to the following government mooring buoys shall clear anchors and cables and prepare the main propulsion machinery to full power condition and such vessel shall, if so directed by the Director, leave the mooring buoy:-

“A” mooring – A17, A36, A43, A71, A72, A73, A74, A78

“B” mooring – Nil

Other details of government mooring buoys can be obtained at Marine Department’s website (http://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/pub_services/ocean/moor.html).

The master of a ship moored to a government mooring buoy may, at his discretion, drop a bow anchor under foot to lessen the tendency to sheer. This should not impair the efficiency of the mooring, although an anchor should not be used during normal weather conditions.

Masters are reminded that every vessel within the waters of Hong Kong must maintain a continuous listening watch on the VHF radio channel appropriate to the VHF sector in which the vessel is located, or another VHF channel as may be specified by the Vessel Traffic Centre (call sign “MARDEP”). The Centre will broadcast tropical cyclone information from time to time when the tropical cyclone warning signals have been issued. Masters should also listen to local radio broadcasts for weather advisory information bulletins.

An inadequately manned vessel during the passage of a tropical cyclone not only places itself at risk but also endangers the port and other vessels. The attention of masters, owners, agents, and charterers of vessels is therefore drawn that sufficient number of qualified crew capable to carry out all duties to ensure the safety of the ship having regard to the pertaining circumstances shall be maintained on board at all times during the passage of a tropical cyclone. Further information on minimum safe manning levels on ships while in the waters of Hong Kong can be found in Marine Department website (http://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/pub_services/proc.html).

(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.72 of 2017

Ramadan port working hours
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi port has announced that the following working hours will apply during the Holy month of Ramadan:
07:00-13:00 hours local time (Normal Shift)
13:00-07:00 hours (Overtime)Port operations will cease during the breaks for Iftar (18:30-21:30) and Suhoor (03:30-04:30) but berthing and unberthing of vessels will continue. Marine Services at all Abu Dhabi ports will be charged at 1.5 times the normal charge during Iftar and Suhoor.

During Ramdan GAC Abu Dhabi’s official working hours will be from 08:00 hrs to 15:00 hours local time from Sunday to Thursday.

Ramadan is expected to start on 27 May (subject to change).

For further details and information about operations in Abu Dhabi contact NSGAC Abu Dhabi at abudhabi@gac.com

Marine works at oil terminal, Chai Wan
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 5 months, marine works involving re-construction of jetty will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.499’N / 114 deg. 14.545’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.532’N / 114 deg. 14.591’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.479’N / 114 deg. 14.636’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.445’N / 114 deg. 14.590’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick barge. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtains are large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

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

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works area.

(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.73 of 2017 dated 24 May 2017

Underwater inspection works and submarine cable laying operations
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Hong Kong
For 6 months, marine works involving underwater inspections and cable laying operations will be carried out along the cable alignment from Lap Sap Wan to the eastern boundary of Hong Kong Waters, which is formed by joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 12.659’N / 114 deg. 15.319’E
(B) 22 deg. 12.809’N / 114 deg. 15.502’E
(C) 22 deg. 12.651’N / 114 deg. 15.888’E
(D) 22 deg. 11.913’N / 114 deg. 16.342’E
(E) 22 deg. 11.994’N / 114 deg. 17.586’E
(F) 22 deg. 11.806’N / 114 deg. 23.128’E
(G) 22 deg. 11.864’N / 114 deg. 23.357’E
(H) 22 deg. 13.081’N / 114 deg. 24.611’E
(I) 22 deg. 13.389’N / 114 deg. 25.066’E
(J) 22 deg. 13.622’N / 114 deg. 28.216’E
(K) 22 deg. 13.574’N / 114 deg. 28.332’E
(L) 22 deg. 13.692’N / 114 deg. 29.712’E
(M) 22 deg. 13.573’N / 114 deg. 30.147’EThe works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one cable-laying barge, three dumb lighters, one flat top barge, one tugboat and one guard boat. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 150 metres around each barge and 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 barges and lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours.

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

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution at a slow speed and keep clear of the barges and lighters, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.74 of 2017 dated 24 May 2017

Ramadan working hours
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Duba, Saudi Arabia
Working hours at the port of Duba during the month of Ramadan starting from 27 May (subject to the sighting of the moon) will be 0900-1500 hours local time.

The Port Authority morning shift will work from 1000 to 1500 hours.

The Coast Guard morning shift will also work 1000-1500 hours, however Coast Guard Operations will continue to be 24 hours daily.

Customs morning shift will work from 1000 to 1500 hours, with Customs operations around-the-clock.

During Ramadan, GAC Saudi Arabia’s official working hours will be from 0900 to 1500 hours local time from Sunday to Thursday.

For information about operations in Duba, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at duba@gac.com

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