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Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on August 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM


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Dredging Operations at Tai O
Friday, August 17, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 8 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I):
(A) 22 deg. 15.200’N / 113 deg. 51.477’E
(B) 22 deg. 15.199’N / 113 deg. 51.591’E
(C) 22 deg. 15.166’N / 113 deg. 51.596’E
(D) 22 deg. 15.142’N / 113 deg. 51.474’E
(E) 22 deg. 15.137’N / 113 deg. 51.403’E
(F) 22 deg. 15.101’N / 113 deg. 51.315’E
(G) 22 deg. 15.080’N / 113 deg. 51.278’E
(H) 22 deg. 15.142’N / 113 deg. 51.257’E
(I) 22 deg. 15.170’N / 113 deg. 51.356’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and one hopper barge. One work boat and one tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

The hours of work 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.

A silt curtain will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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 Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.132 of 2018

Shore protection works at Chang Creek
Friday, August 17, 2018, Singapore

Shore protection works will be carried out at Changi Creek from 17 August 2018 to 16 February 2019.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.084 of 2018, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 23.539’N / 103 deg. 59.129’E
2) 1 deg. 23.519’N / 103 deg. 59.200’E
3) 1 deg. 23.509’N / 103 deg. 59.197’E
4) 1 deg. 23.531’N / 103 deg. 59.129’E

The works will involve the construction of revetment structures. Safety boats will be 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 to 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 21 (Sembawang Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

Public holidays for Eid-El-Kabir
Friday, August 17, 2018, Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 August as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-El- Kabir celebrations.

GAC Nigeria will be closed on these dates. The below staff will be reachable on their mobile phones/email for matters related to their roles:

Michael Isijola (Shipping Manager)
+234-805-729-9388 /

Michael Eleng
+234 805 8302888 /
Chibuzor Ikeije
+234-805 732 0093 /

Ibrahim Agoro (Manning Coordinator)
+234-805-443-4925 /
Tope Fajemirokun
+234-807-709-7071 /

Adeniyi Adesile (Asst. Logistics Manager)
+234 84 79 31 45 /

Charles Uzogara (QA/HSSE Manager )
+234-807 496-2740 /

Normal work hours will resume on Thursday 23 August.

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at

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