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Sulawesi, Indonesia

Port Kembla, Australia

Sunda Strait, South Lampung, Indonesia

Airport operating round-the-clock for emergency relief
Thursday, October 4, 2018, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mutiara SIS Al-Jufri Airport in the Central Sulawesi capital of Palu has commenced 24-hour operations for relief flights transporting search and rescue personnel and badly needed humanitarian aid for the victims of the 28 September earthquake and tsunami in the region.

The airport is maintaining normal operating hours (0600 to 2200 hours local time) for commercial flights.

For information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at

Anchorage closed to shipping
Thursday, October 4, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia

The anchorage at Port Kembla is closed to shipping since 1600 hours local time today (4 October) due to forecast strong winds. All ships are ordered to return to sea and remain minimum 12 nautical miles offshore.

There is currently no indication of when the anchorage is expected to reopen.

The port remains open to shipping movements.

For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at

Area on volcano alert
Thursday, October 4, 2018, Sunda Strait, South Lampung, Indonesia

A volcano alert is in effect as Mount Anak Krakatau has erupted 156 times over the past two days. The current status is the second of the four-level national volcano alert system.

Residents have been warned to stay away at least 2km from the volcano.

Waves nearby have remained calm during the eruptions, however a 2km security radius has been declared for ships cruising in the vicinity.

International sea passages are not affected by the volcanic activity.

For information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at

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