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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on June 1, 2017 at 7:23 PM

01-Jun-2017

PORT MOVEMENTS AT DAMMAM REMAIN SUSPENDED
Dammam Port, Saudi Arabia
CHANNEL CLOSURE DUE TO SPUD REMOVAL
Lake Charles, USA
BULKHEAD REMOVAL WORKS AT WEST KOWLOON CULTURAL DISTRICT
Hong Kong
TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF ACOUSTIC MONITORS FOR DOLPHIN SURVEY
Hong Kong
Port movements at Dammam remain suspended
Thursday, June 1, 2017, Dammam Port, Saudi Arabia
Movements at Dammam Port remain suspended for a third day due to strong winds. Activity was halted since 30 May 06.50 hours (local time).

For information about operations at Dammam contact GAC Saudi Arabia at dammam@gac.com

Channel closure due to spud removal
Thursday, June 1, 2017, Lake Charles, USA
During dredging operations at Lake Charles, a 60′ long section of spud had been dropped into the channel at 29.85N – 093.34W, just above the southerly entrance of Big Lake.

The river has been closed and a safety zone of 1/4 north and south of the location has been set up. Deep draft traffic is restricted in the safety zone. Shallow draft may transit until salvage operations to recover the spud begin.

Deep draft traffic has been halted through the pilots and an outbound vessel has stopped its way and will anchor until the removal of the spud.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

Bulkhead removal works at West Kowloon Cultural District
Thursday, June 1, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 2 months, bulkhead removal works for seawater intake and outfall culverts will be carried out within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º 18.047’ N  / 114º 09.899’ E
(B) 22º 18.045’ N / 114º 09.900’ E
(C) 22º 18.039’ N / 114º 09.845’ E
(D) 22º 18.040’ N / 114º 09.844’ E

The works will involve diving operations from time to time using the abutting seawall as the base of operation. One guard boat will provide assistance.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. The guard boat employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

The guard boat engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(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.78 of 2017

Temporary establishment of acoustic monitors for dolphin survey
Thursday, June 1, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 13 months, acoustic monitors will be temporarily established inside The Brothers Marine Park and Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park on the seabed in the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):

(A) 22° 22.893’N / 113° 52.971’E
(B) 22° 22.098’N / 113° 52.914’E
(C) 22° 20.299’N / 113° 53.871’E
(D) 22° 20.157’N / 113° 58.152’E
(E) 22° 19.647’N / 113° 58.775’E
(F) 22° 18.910’N / 113° 58.988’E

The acoustic monitor is an instrument for collecting dolphin data. It is a structure of pyramid shape with a height of about 0.8 metre and a square base of 1.0 metre by 1.0 metre.

Regular diving operations for retrieving data from and inspecting the acoustic monitors will be carried out by a work boat in the above locations once every six weeks.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. 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 locations, bearing in mind there are divers working in the locations.

(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.77 of 2017

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