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16-Nov-2017

CANOE RACES FROM CLEAR WATER BAY TO STANLEY MAIN BEACH
Hong Kong
PROHIBITION OF VESSELS ARRIVING FROM/CALLING AT CRIMEAN PORTS
Turkey
Canoe Races from Clear Water Bay to Stanley Main Beach
Thursday, November 16, 2017, Hong Kong
Canoe races will take place during the period between 17 and 19 November 2017 (Friday to Sunday) from Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung to Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong Island. About 80 to 200 canoes are expected to participate in the races.

The races will start off Clear Water Bay at 0900 hours and all contestants are expected to arrive at Stanley Main Beach at 1800 hours on each day above, via Ninepin Group and Cape D’Aguilar.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 is mandatory.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.161 of 2017

Prohibition of vessels arriving from/calling at Crimean ports
Thursday, November 16, 2017, Turkey
The Turkish government has issued a decision prohibiting ships arriving from or calling at Crimea and its ports from visiting a Turkish Port.

Turkish ports, marine agents, operators and ship owners are officially informed that ships arriving from Crimea and its ports are not allowed to enter the country, and no permit will be given if a ship is calling/has called at these ports. Such vessels will not be allowed to get custom clearance and/or perform discharging/loading operation in any Turkish Port.

Further, Authorities have the right to request last port clearance via agents, log book copies AIS, VDR records and any tracking systems to clarify the last port of call of a vessel.

This sanction is not limited to vessels and is also applicable to cargoes or any commercial activity showing Crimea or Crimea-related information on the documentation (custom documents, commercial papers etc.).

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

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