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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on October 5, 2018 at 7:15 PM

05-Oct-2018

DAWR SURVEYS TO COMMENCE
Kwinana, Australia

FREIGHT AND PORTS PLAN 2018-2023 LAUNCHED
New South Wales, Australia

SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF WAN CHAI
Hong Kong

SUBMARINE OUTFALL REPAIR WORKS OFF HUNG HOM
Hong Kong

DAWR surveys to commence
Friday, October 5, 2018, Kwinana, Australia

Australia’s largest exporter of grain, the CBH Group, has advised the mandatory requirement to conduct Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) surveys at Kwinana anchorage will start on 1 November 2018 and continue until 30 June 2019.

For further details or information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 launched
Friday, October 5, 2018, New South Wales, Australia

The New South Wales Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 at an Australian Logistics Council event in Sydney this week.

The plan underpins more than $5 billion in committed freight infrastructure and includes an undertaking to harmonise regulation to make New South Wales a better place to do business.

It includes over 70 initiatives focusing on five key objectives: economic growth, efficiency, connectivity and access, capacity, safety and sustainability. It also covers key geographic issues from urban congestion to regional issues with agriculture and livestock.

The Freight and Ports Plan can be accessed online at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/strategy/nsw-freight-and-ports-plan

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Submarine outfall inspection works off Wan Chai
Friday, October 5, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 weeks, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.302’N / 114 deg. 10.627’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.992’N / 114 deg. 10.665’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.989’N / 114 deg. 10.631’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.298’N / 114 deg. 10.593’E

The works will be carried out by one work boat and one survey vessel. One guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.153 of 2018

Submarine outfall repair works off Hung Hom
Friday, October 5, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 weeks, submarine outfall inspection and repair works will be carried out in the following areas:

AREA 1
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 18.761’N / 114 deg. 11.600’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.747’N / 114 deg. 11.625’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.701’N / 114 deg. 11.596’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.714’N / 114 deg. 11.571’E

AREA 2
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H):
(E) 22 deg. 18.483’N / 114 deg. 11.808’E
(F) 22 deg. 18.460’N / 114 deg. 11.824’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.431’N / 114 deg. 11.775’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.454’N / 114 deg. 11.759’E

AREA 3
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (I) to (L):
(I) 22 deg. 18.217’N / 114 deg. 11.998’E
(J) 22 deg. 18.192’N / 114 deg. 12.008’E
(K) 22 deg. 18.173’N / 114 deg. 11.954’E
(L) 22 deg. 18.198’N / 114 deg. 11.944’E

AREA 4
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (M) to (P);
(M) 22 deg. 17.974’N / 114 deg. 12.045’E
(N) 22 deg. 17.947’N / 114 deg. 12.050’E
(O) 22 deg. 17.938’N / 114 deg. 11.993’E

(P) 22 deg. 17.964’N / 114 deg. 11.988’E

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

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

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works areas 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.154 of 2018

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