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01-May-2018

CONTINUOUS OPERATION OF TEMPORARY WIND MONITORING STATION
Hong Kong
INCREASE IN MAXIMUM BEAM FOR VESSELS IN NEOPANAMAX LOCKS 
Panama Canal, Panama
Continuous operation of temporary wind monitoring station
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Hong Kong
A temporary wind monitoring station which has been established southwest of Lamma Island for collecting wind data will continue to operate for a period of approximately one year.

The station is a large offshore platform. The particulars of the station and its aids to navigation are as follows:

The Station
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 09.197’N / 114 deg. 05.973’E
Elevation of the main platform: 11 metres above mean sea level
Supporting trunk: Yellow
Meteorological Mast: Orange and white stripes

Aids to Navigation of the Station
Light: Mo (U) 15s 13M
Foghorn: Mo (U) 15s
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth from the station.

(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.66 of 2018

Increase in maximum beam for vessels in Neopanamax Locks
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama
After nearly two years of successful operations at the Neopanamax locks, the Panama Canal Authority is pleased to announce an increase in the maximum allowable beam for vessels transiting these locks.

Effective June 1, 2018, the maximum beam for commercial and non-commercial vessels acceptable for regular transits in the Neopanamax locks, measured at the outer surface of the shell plate and all protruding structures below the lock walls, is 51.25 meters (168.14 feet).

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No. A-11-2018

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