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23-Nov-2017

AROUND THE ISLAND ROWING BOAT RACE AND CANOE RACES
Hong Kong
STRONG WINDS HALT PORT OPS
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
PORT CLOSED FOR BERTHING AND SAILING
Jubail, Saudi Arabia
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR WORKING ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED
Melbourne, Australia
Around the Island Rowing Boat Race and Canoe Races
Thursday, November 23, 2017, Hong Kong

A rowing boat race and canoe races will take place around Hong Kong Island on 26 November 2017 (Sunday). About 31 rowing boats and 30 canoes are expected to participate in the races.

The rowing boat race will start from 0700 to 0800 hours in front of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter. The boats will sail around Hong Kong Island in a clockwise direction, and finish the race off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter by 1800 hours.

The canoe races will start from 0700 to 0800 hours and from 1300 to 1400 hours at the south of Middle Island in a clockwise direction around Hong Kong Island, and finish in the vicinity of Middle Island by 1800 hours.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race routes 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.162 of 2017

Strong winds halt port ops
Thursday, November 23, 2017, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Operations at King Abdul Aziz Port (Dammam) suspended due to strong wind since 0700 hours local time today (23 November).

For security reasons port authority and marine department halted vessel movements for docking/undocking due to high speed wind.

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

Port closed for berthing and sailing
Thursday, November 23, 2017, Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Due to high winds of up to 34 knots, the port of Al Jubail was closed for berthing and sailing between 06.20 and 10.30 hours local time today (23 November).

For further details and information about operations at Jubail contact GAC Saudi Arabia at jubail@gac.com

Christmas & New year working arrangements announced
Thursday, November 23, 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Patrick Operations have issued their working arrangements for all terminals at the port of Melbourne over the Christmas and New Year period.

For details and information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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