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05-Mar-2018

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS
Hong Kong

INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY AT PORT
Port Klang, Malaysia

70 STRAY CARGO CONTAINER POSE THREAT TO MARINERS
North Carolina, United States

Temporary closure of landing steps
Monday, March 5, 2018, Hong Kong

Landing steps No.1 & 2 of Central Pier No.9 will be temporarily closed between 7 and 15 March 2018 to facilitate an exhibition of a schooner which will be berthed to the landing steps during the period mentioned above.

Owners, operators, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels are advised to use other landing facilities in the vicinity during the period of closure.

(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.31 of 2018

Interruption of water supply at port
Monday, March 5, 2018, Port Klang, Malaysia

There will be a disruption to the supply of fresh water at Port Klang from tomorrow (6 March) to Friday 9 March, due to urgent repair works at the SYABAS SSP3 plant.

For further details or information about operations at Malaysian ports contact GAC-Kudrat Malaysia at gac-kudrat.malaysia@gac.com

70 stray cargo container pose threat to mariners
Monday, March 5, 2018, North Carolina, United States

The Coast Guard is warning mariners of navigation hazards after about 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.

The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai contacted watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, notifying them that they lost approximately 70 to 73 cargo containers due to high winds and heavy seas.

The Coast Guard urges all mariners to transit this area with caution.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, 5th District Mid-Atlantic, News Release dated 4 March 2018

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