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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 29, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Hong Kong

Alabama, United States
Marine site investigation at Soko Islands
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately one month, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 10.479’N / 113 deg. 54.635’E
(B) 22 deg. 10.403’N / 113 deg. 54.649’E
(C) 22 deg. 10.387’N / 113 deg. 54.539’E
(D) 22 deg. 10.463’N / 113 deg. 54.535’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the flay top barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of works will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Salalah contact GAC Oman at

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.84 of 2018

Alberto moving through Central Alabama
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Alabama, United States

According to the National Hurricane Center’s Subtropical Depression Alberto Advisory No.17 issued at 400am CDT today (29 May), at 400am CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Subtropical Depression Alberto was located near latitude 32.3 North, longitude 86.8 West.

It is moving toward the north-northwest near 13mph (20 km/h). A faster northward to north-northwestward motion is expected during the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over central and northern Alabama through this morning (29 May). The system is forecast to move over the Tennessee Valley later today and into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ports from Gulfport to Pensacola remain at Whiskey Status.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast as Alberto moves farther inland, and the system is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by this evening.

Alberto is expected to produce 2-6 inches of rain from Alabama northward into the southern Great Lakes and from north Florida into the southern Appalachians through Thursday. Isolated maximum storm totals of 12 inches are possible over the Florida Panhandle and Alabama. These rains may produce flooding and flash flooding.

A few gusts to tropical-storm force are possible across portions of central and northern Alabama this morning.

A tornado or two may occur today from southern Kentucky to parts of Georgia.

Swells generated by Alberto will continue to affect the eastern and northern Gulf Coast today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. For more information, consult products from your local weather office…

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North American at

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