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11-Oct-2017

PORT STATUS RETURNS TO NORMAL WITH RESTRICTIONS
Gulfport, United States
MARIBYRNONG RIVER BATHYMETRIC SURVEY COMPLETED
Melbourne, Australia
YARRA RIVER – INSPECTION COMPLETED
Melbourne, Australia
VESSEL MOVEMENTS HALTED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
Durban, South Africa
CLOSURE OF STRAIT FOR BRIDGE WORK
Kerch Strait, Russia
Port status returns to normal with restrictions
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Gulfport, United States
The Captain of Port (COTP) Mobile has returned the Port of Gulfport to Port Condition NORMAL with restrictions. The port of Gulfport is open to vessel traffic at a depth of 30 feet and daylight transit only…

Current port and waterway status: Effective 0800, 10 October 2017:
• GICWW East of MM 133: NORMAL
• GICWW West of MM 133: POST STORM ZULU
• Port of Panama City: NORMAL
• Port of Pensacola: POST STORM ZULU
• Port of Mobile: NORMAL W/ RESTRICTIONS (32 FT/DAYLIGHT ONLY)
• Port of Pascagoula: NORMAL W/ RESTRICTIONS (32 FT/DAYLIGHT ONLY)
• Port of Gulfport: NORMAL W/ RESTRICTIONS (30 FT/DAYLIGHT ONLY)

Current information may be obtained from the COTP Mobile Voice Mail Announcement system at (251)-441-5080.

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Mobile, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 23-17 dated 10 October 2017

Maribyrnong River bathymetric survey completed
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The bathymetric survey carried out in the Maribyrnong River to the south of Shepherd Bridge and in the immediate vicinity of Footscray Wharf, is completed and all restrictions have been lifted.

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

Source: Victorian Notice to Mariners No.274(T)-2017 dated 11 October 2017

Yarra River – inspection completed
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Inspection to the services protection over the WAG pipeline approximately 100 meters south of Beacons 35 and Beacons 36 is now completed and all restrictions have been lifted.

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

Source: Victorian Notice to Mariners No.255(T)-2017 dated 11 October 2017

Vessel movements halted due to severe weather
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Durban, South Africa
All vessel movements at the Port of Durban were suspended due to inclement weather yesterday (Tuesday 10 October). The weather conditions were also expected to disrupt operations at the port of Richards Bay.

Transnet’s marine services team and tugboats assisted with several emergencies including the grounding of three vessels at Durban. Other vessels broke their mooring lines and were drifting in the channel.

Damage to port infrastructure is being determined and several premises were flooded. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Terminal and rail operations were also suspended to ensure safety of people and equipment.

For further details and information about operations at Durban, contact GAC South Africa at shipping.durban@gac.com

Closure of Strait for bridge work
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Kerch Strait, Russia
Due to installation of the second span of the Kerch Strait bridge, all vessel traffic except Navy/state vessels and those involved in the building of the bridge is suspended from 06:00 hours local time today (11 October) until 06:00 hours local time on Saturday 14 October.

For information about operations in Russia contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

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