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05-Jun-2017

PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS
Bahrain
PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE
Salalah, Oman
REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong
SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF NORTH POINT
Hong Kong
TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong
TRAFFIC SUSPENSION AT BOSPHORUS
Bosphorus, Turkey
PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI
Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi
TRAFFIC SUSPENSION AT BOSPHORUS
Bosphorus, Turkey
TRAFFIC SUSPENSION AT BOSPHORUS RESUMED
Bosphorus, Turkey
Port entry restrictions
Monday, June 5, 2017, Bahrain
The Ports and Maritime Affairs at Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has advised that all Bahrain Ports and territorial waters will remain suspended for marine navigation from and to Qatar with immediate effect.

For information about operations at Bahrain, contact GAC Bahrain at bahrain@gac.com.

Port entry restrictions – Fujairah
Monday, June 5, 2017, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
The Port of Fujairah has confirmed that as part of the decision taken by the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic relationships with Qatar, all vessels destined for or arriving from Qatar ports are not allowed to call at the Port of Fujairah.

For information about operations at Fujairah, contact GAC Fujairah at fujairah@gac.com

Ship to ship operations suspended at anchorage
Monday, June 5, 2017, Salalah, Oman
The Port of Salalah has advised that due to deteriorating swell conditions, ship to ship operations and normal boat/tug services are suspended at anchorage until the end of the monsoon season.

For information about operations at Oman, contact GAC Oman at oman@gac.com

Removal of Government Mooring Buoy A29 off Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Monday, June 5, 2017, Hong Kong
From 20 June 2017, Government Mooring Buoy A29 will be removed from its position at 22 deg 17.520’ N / 114 deg 11.242′ E.

For information about operations at Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com

Submarine outfall inspection works off North Point
Monday, June 5, 2017, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 2 weeks, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates:

(A) 22° 17.954’ N / 114° 12.351’ E

(B) 22° 17.946’ N / 114° 12.383’ E

(C) 22° 17.762’ N / 114° 12.296’ E

(D) 22° 17.755’ N / 114° 12.328’ E

The works will be carried out by one work boat and one survey vessel. One guard boat will provide assistance. A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not 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 at Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com

Temporary Loading Facility in Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter
Monday, June 5, 2017, Hong Kong
A temporary loading facility has been established at Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter. The facility has one discharging platform protruding about 7 metres seawards from the seawall. The temporary loading facility will operate for a period of approximately 14 months.

One tugboat and one dumb lighter will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates and the adjacent shoreline for loading operations:

(A) 22º 18.819’ N / 114º 12.690’ E

(B) 22º 18.812’ N / 114º 12.698’ E

(C) 22º 18.791’ N / 114º 12.677’ E

(D) 22º 18.798’ N / 114º 12.669’ E

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

For information about operations at Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com

Traffic suspension at Bosphorus
Monday, June 5, 2017, Bosphorus, Turkey
Traffic will be suspended at Bosphorus between 1100 and 1600 hrs on Saturday 10 June due to a sailing event.

For information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi
Monday, June 5, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi

The Petroleum Ports Authority in Abu Dhabi has advised that as an initial response to the announcement that countries including the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic relationships with Qatar and until further instructions are received, vessels flying the flag of Qatar shall not be allowed entry into any Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports.

For information about operations at Abu Dhabi, contact GAC Abu Dhabi at abudhabi@gac.com

Traffic suspension at Bosphorus
Monday, June 5, 2017, Bosphorus, Turkey
The Malta flagged bulk carrier M/V Andre Michel 1 suffered an engine malfunction in the Garipce area of the Bosphorus shortly after noon local time. A salvage boat and tug are assisting and traffic is suspected until further notice.

For information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

Traffic suspension at Bosphorus resumed
Monday, June 5, 2017, Bosphorus, Turkey
Further to the previous Hot Port News item regarding a bulk carrier engine malfunction, traffic has now resumed.

For information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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