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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM

11-May-2018
PORT STATUS UPDATE
Yemen

PRICE INCREASES FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/19
New South Wales, Australia

SEAWALL INSPECTION WORKS AT AP LEI CHAU
Hong Kong

WORKS OFF MARINE EAST
Singapore
Port status update
Friday, May 11, 2018, Yemen

Despite reports of military preparations in the area, the port of Hodeidah currently remains open and operational. Aden, Mukalla, Ash Shihr Oil Exporting Terminal, Nishtun and Saleef are also open and operating.

However, the port of Mokha, Balhaf LNG Terminal, Ras Isa Marine Terminal and Ras Isa Petroleum Products Reception Facility are closed.

For further details and the latest information about operations at Yemen ports contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

Price increases for financial year 2018/19
Friday, May 11, 2018, New South Wales, Australia

The Port Authority of New South Wales has announced increases in statutory and non-statutory port charges applicable to all vessels in the ports of Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba effective from 1 July 2018.

In Financial Year 2018/19, the Port Authority will implement the following charges:

A general price increase of 4.16%, composed of CPI of 2.16% plus an additional 2%, to all statutory and miscellaneous charges in the ports of Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba;
A CPI only (2.16%) price increase to Pilotage Charges in Newcastle;
A CPI only (2.16%) price increase to Wharfage Charges for bulk liquid and dry bulk products in Sydney Harbour;
A CPI only (2.16%) price increase to the per-Passenger Site Occupation Charge at all cruise terminals in Sydney Harbour.
For information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Seawall inspection works at Ap Lei Chau
Friday, May 11, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 1 month, seawall inspection works [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 14.364’N / 114 deg. 08.938’E
(B) 22 deg. 14.335’N / 114 deg. 08.907’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.372’N / 114 deg. 08.868’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.399’N / 114 deg. 08.897’E

The works [are being] carried out by a work boat. A working area of approximately 10 metres around the work boat [is] established.

The hours of work [are] from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works [are being] carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessel employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

Diving operations [are being] carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessel engaged in the operations displays signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works areas.

(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.75 of 2018

Works off Marine East
Friday, May 11, 2018, Singapore

From today (11 May) to 10 November, works are being carried out south of Marine East, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates:
1. 01 deg. 16.574’N / 103 deg. 52.646’E
2. 01 deg. 16.808’N / 103 deg. 52.453’E
3. 01 deg. 16.865’N / 103 deg. 52.503’E
4. 01 deg. 16.824’N / 103 deg. 52.584’E
5. 01 deg. 16.684’N / 103 deg. 52.618’E
6. 01 deg. 16.620’N / 103 deg. 52.704’E

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.046 of 2018 dated 11 May, the works are being conducted 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays.

The works include dredging and installation of steel pipes and towers.

Crane barges will be utilized for the installation of steel pipes and towers. Dredgers will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred from the dredgers. The dredged materials will be transported to designated dumping ground by barges.

Safety boats are deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) keep well clear and not enter the working area
b) maintain a proper lookout
c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution
d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 12 (East Control)
and
e) communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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