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Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on October 11, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Mobile, Pascagoula & Gulfport, United States

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Ports re-opened after Michael makes landfall
Thursday, October 11, 2018, Mobile, Pascagoula & Gulfport, United States

After Hurricane Michael made landfall just east of Panama City yesterday (10 October), the Captain of the Port Mobile issued Port Status Changes for the Ports of Mobile, Pascagoula, Gulfport, Pensacola, Panama City and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICWW).

Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.26-18 issued yesterday afternoon (10 October) stated that Gulfport, Pasacagoula and Mobile had been opened.

The GICWW was also open west of MM 166, but remained closed east of MM 166.

The ports of Panama City and Pensacola were still closed.

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

Earthquakes rock East Java, Bali & Papua New Guinea
Thursday, October 11, 2018, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

A series of earthquakes rocked East Java and Bali early today (11 October) as well as neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

No tsunami alert was issued. Bali Airport and seaport are reported to be operating normally and no travel alert notice has been issued. However, at least three people are reported to have been were killed by collapsed buildings in Sumenep, East Java.

According to the National Disaster Management Office in Port Moresby, there have been no immediate reports of damage in Papua New Guinea from the quake.

The tremors come after the island of Sulawesi was struck by a 7.5-magnitude quake and tsunami last month, killing more than 2,000 people.

For information about operations in Indonesia contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at

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