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07-Jun-2017

DREDGING WORKS AT NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong
ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING WORKS IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong
UPDATE: PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI
Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi
PORTS RESTRICTIONS – SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia ports
PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – RAS AL KHAIMAH
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – SHARJAH
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Dredging Works at North-western Corner of Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 5 weeks, dredging works will be carried out at the North-western corner of Kwai Tsing Container Basin, within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):

(A) 22° 20.809’N / 114° 06.889’ E
(B) 22° 20.700’N / 114° 06.926’ E
(C) 22° 20.666’N / 114° 06.810’ E
(D) 22° 20.776’N / 114° 06.773’ E

The works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Three tugboats and two split-hopper barges will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 100 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. The vessels employed in the works will not stay in the works area outside 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.

(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.82 of 2017

Rock Excavation and Dredging Works in Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 4 months, rock excavation and dredging works will be carried out in Kwai Tsing Container Basin, within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):

(A) 22° 20.893’N / 114° 07.175’ E
(B) 22° 20.784’N / 114° 07.212’ E
(C) 22° 20.733’N / 114° 07.038’ E
(D) 22° 20.842’N / 114° 07.001’ E

The works will be carried out by one drilling barge. One backhoe barge, one grab dredger, one split hopper barge and three tugboats will assist in the works. 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 the drilling 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 drilling barge.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.83 of 2017

Update: Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi
Das Port Authority has confirmed that all vessels flying the Flag of Qatar, and all vessels owned or operated by a Qatari company, will be denied entry into any Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports.

This supersedes all earlier advice by Das Ports Authority.

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

Ports restrictions – Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Saudi Arabia ports
Saudi Ports Authority has advised that all vessels bearing the flag of Qatar, owned by a Qatari company/person or carrying Qatari personnel, will be denied entry into all Saudi Arabia ports. Any goods with Qatar origin or issued by Qatar should also not be discharged in Saudi Arabia ports.

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

Port entry restrictions – Ras Al Khaimah
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
The Saqr Port Authority has advised that as part of the decision taken by the United Arab Emirates announcing diplomatic and economic measures against Qatar, including the closure of land and maritime borders to vessels and road traffic, vessels flying the Qatari flag and vessels wishing to load for Qatar will not be allowed to berth at Saqr, Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Maritime City, Al Jazeera or Al Jeer ports until further notice.

For information about operations at Ras Al Khaimah, contact GAC Ras Al Khaimah at rasalkhaimah@gac.com

Port entry restrictions – Sharjah
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Government of Sharjah’s Department of Seaports and Customs has advised that further to the decision taken by the United Arab Emirates to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, the following vessels will not be permitted to call at Sharjah Seaports Authority ports and anchorages under any circumstances:

all vessels destined for or arriving from Qatar

any Qatar flagged vessels

vessels owned by Qatar nationals

vessels carrying cargo destined for Qatar, including transit cargo

For information about operations at Sharjah, contact GAC Sharjah at sharjah@gac.com

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