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Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on February 21, 2018 at 7:25 PM

TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

LOCK STILL CLOSED AWAITING ASSESSMENT OF COLLISION DAMAGE
Kiel Canal, Germany

BANKS & PUBLIC AUTHORITIES TO CLOSE FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Russia

SANCTIONS AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK)
United Arab Emirates
Temporary Loading Facility at Junk Bay
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Hong Kong

A temporary loading facility will be established at Junk Bat. The construction and loading operation of the temporary loading facility will last for a period of approximately 19 months.

One tugboat and one dumb lighter will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (1) and the adjacent shoreline for loading:
(A) 22 deg. 17.840’N / 114 deg. 15.216’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.818’N / 114 deg. 15.246’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.819’N / 114 deg. 15.262’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.793’N / 114 deg. 15.319’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.725’N / 114 deg. 15.260’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.752’N / 114 deg. 15.209’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.710’N / 114 deg. 15.177’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.738’N / 114 deg. 15.150’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.761’N / 114 deg. 15.152’E
The hours of operation will be carried out round-the-clock.

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

Source: Extract from Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.26 of 2018

Lock still closed awaiting assessment of collision damage
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Kiel Canal, Germany

Following the collision with the big south lock-gate at Kiel-Holtenau yesterday (20 February), the survey of the vessel has been completed but the assessment of the damaged lock-gate is still ongoing.

As a result, the big south lock remains closed and only one big lock chamber is currently in operation. The expected waiting time at Kiel-Holtenau locks is up to 3 hours.

(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC Hub Agency Centre’s 24/7 Port on Demand Team at POD@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Banks & public authorities to close for public holiday
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Russia

All banks, authorities and port administrations in Russia will be closed for public holidays on Friday 23 February (Homeland Defenders’ Day).

This holiday will not affect mooring and loading schedules at oil/products terminals.

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

Sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, United Arab Emirates

Referring the [United Nations] Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs), (2397) 2017 which was unanimously passed on 22 December 2017, imposing new sanctions and expanding the scope of existing sanctions imposed by resolutions (2371) and (2375) 2017 and (2270), (2321) 2016, against DPRK.

FTA urge all ship-owners, ship managers, ship’s agents operating from UAE, and masters of UAE flagged ships and masters of ships operating in UAE waters, to comply fully with UNSCRs, in particular we draw your attention to the paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 of UNSCR (2397) 2017.

For the resolutions complete texts please refer to the following link: http://www.un.org/en/sc/documents/resolutions/

For further clarification please contact: SHIPPING@fta.gov.ae

(For information about operations in the United Arab Emirates contact GAC at abudhabi@gac.com, dubai@gac.com, fujairah@gac.com, rasalkhaimah@gac.com or sharjah@gac.com)

Source: United Arab Emirates Federal Transport Authority (FTA) – Land & Maritime Circular No (7) 2018 dated 20 February 2018

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