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12-Oct-2018

PORT CONDITION WHISKEY (MODIFIED) SET
Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware, United States

BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT ABERDEEN SOUTH TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN
Hong Kong

TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR YACHT RACES
Bosphorus, Turkey

MARINE SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS NEAR PULAU SUDONG
Singapore

MARINE SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS NEAR CONEY ISLAND
Singapore

RETURN TO SEASONAL ALERT STATUS
Maryland, United States

RETURN TO NORMAL PORT STATUS
Hampton Roads, United States

Port Condition WHISKEY (modified) set
Friday, October 12, 2018, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware, United States

The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, has set a modified Port Condition WHISKEY due to the potential for Hurricane Michael to impact the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area in the next 72 hours. A thorough explanation of port conditions can be found under the local contingency plans tab on homeport at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/delaware-bay.

The COTP has determined the ports of Philadelphia, Camden, and Wilmington and surrounding areas will likely experience heavy rains, tropical storm force winds, increased seas, surf, and tidal surge. Members of the port community should take adequate precautions and review the Severe Weather Contingency Plan.

In preparation for high winds, the following provisions of Port Condition WHISKEY are implemented:
* Vessels must have effective mooring and anchorage arrangements for anticipated high wind; vessel agents are asked to notify vessel masters of this requirement.
* Facilities must minimize debris that could become missile hazards.
* Lightering, bunkering, and cargo operations must cease when sustained winds reach 40mph.
* Vessels and facilities shall conduct a pre-storm self assessment and report any potential hazards or concerns to the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center at (215) 271-4807.

In the event that the COTP imposes further restrictions, they will be broadcasted on VHF-FM Channel 16. Additionally, all notifications will be forwarded to the Maritime Exchange and will be available as requested. The U.S. Coast Guard will provide the earliest possible advance notification before changing the port condition.

(For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)
Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.36-18 dated 11 October 2018

Breakwater reinstatement works at Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter
Friday, October 12, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, breakwater reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 14.177’N / 114 deg. 09.751’E
(B) 22 deg. 14.133’N / 114 deg. 09.753’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.129’N / 114 deg. 09.648’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.173’N / 114 deg. 09.646’E

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

A working area of approximately 15 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 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 Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.157 of 2018

Breakwater reinstatement works at Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin
Friday, October 12, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, breakwater reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.422’N / 114 deg. 14.698’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.432’N / 114 deg. 14.695’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.444’N / 114 deg. 14.739’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.316’N / 114 deg. 14.781’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.307’N / 114 deg. 14.749’E

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

A working area of approximately 15 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 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 Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.158 of 2018

Traffic suspension for yacht races
Friday, October 12, 2018, Bosphorus, Turkey

Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus will be suspended between 1200 and 1800 hours local time tomorrow (13 October), due to yacht races.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Marine soil investigation works near Pulau Sudong
Friday, October 12, 2018, Singapore

From 15 October 2018 to 14 April 2019, marine soil investigations will be carried out near Pulau Sudong.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.102 of 2018 dated 12 October 2018, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
MBH-01) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.7062’E
AMBH-02) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.7601’E
AMBH-03) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.8679’E
AMBH-04) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.9757’E
AMBH-05) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 44.0835’E
AMBH-06) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 43.9218’E
AMBH-07) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 44.0296’E
AMBH-08) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 44.1326’E
AMBH-09) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 44.1860’E
AMBH-10) 1 deg. 12.3273’N / 103 deg. 43.9757’E
AMBH-11) 1 deg. 12.3273’N / 103 deg. 44.0835’E
AMBH-12) 1 deg. 12.3273’N / 103 deg. 44.1914’E
AMBH-13) 1 deg. 12.3274’N / 103 deg. 44.2992’E
AMBH-14) 1 deg. 12.2649’N / 103 deg. 44.0296’E
AMBH-15) 1 deg. 12.2649’N / 103 deg. 44.1375’E
AMBH-16) 1 deg. 12.2650’N / 103 deg. 44.2244’E
AMBH-17) 1 deg. 12.1951’N / 103 deg. 43.8679’E
AMBH-18) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.0835’E
AMBH-19) 1 deg. 12.2112’N / 103 deg. 44.1914’E
AMBH-20) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.8140’E
AMBH-21) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.9218’E
AMBH-22) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 44.0296’E
AMBH-23) 1 deg. 12.4553’N / 103 deg. 44.1374’E
AMBH-24) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 43.8679’E
AMBH-25) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 43.9757’E
AMBH-26) 1 deg. 12.3925’N / 103 deg. 44.0835’E
AMBH-27) 1 deg. 12.3273’N / 103 deg. 44.0296’E
AMBH-28) 1 deg. 12.3273’N / 103 deg. 44.1375’E
AMBH-29) 1 deg. 12.2993’N / 103 deg. 44.2780’E
AMBH-30) 1 deg. 12.2649’N / 103 deg. 44.0835’E
AMBH-31) 1 deg. 12.2649’N / 103 deg. 44.1914’E
AMBH-32) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.0296’E
AMBH-33) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.1375’E
AMBH-34) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.7870’E
AMBH-35) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.8409’E
AMBH-36) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.8949’E
AMBH-37) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 43.9488’E
AMBH-38) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 44.0027’E
AMBH-39) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 44.0566’E
AMBH-40) 1 deg. 12.4581’N / 103 deg. 44.1105’E
AMBH-41) 1 deg. 12.4275’N / 103 deg. 44.1742’E
AMBH-42) 1 deg. 12.3655’N / 103 deg. 44.2053’E
AMBH-43) 1 deg. 12.2906’N / 103 deg. 44.2241’E
AMBH-44) 1 deg. 12.2339’N / 103 deg. 44.2132’E
AMBH-45) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.1644’E
AMBH-46) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.1105’E
AMBH-47) 1 deg. 12.2028’N / 103 deg. 44.0566’E

A spud barge assisted by tug boats will be used to carry out the soil investigation work.

A safety boat 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 68 (West Control);
and
e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Marine soil investigation works near Coney Island
Friday, October 12, 2018, Singapore

From 15 October 2018 to 14 January 2019, marine soil investigations works will be carried out off Coney Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.103 of 2018 dated 12 October 2018, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
NMBH-01) 01 deg. 24·299’N / 103 deg. 55·822’E
NMBH-02) 01 deg. 24·328’N / 103 deg. 55·850’E

A spud barge, which is assisted by tug boats will be used to carry out the soil investigation work. There will be a Safety Zone with a 30m radius centered on the spud barge.

A safety boat 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);
and
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Return to Seasonal Alert status
Friday, October 12, 2018, Maryland, United States

As of 10 a.m. local time today (12 October), Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region (NCR) Captain of the Port (COTP) has returned to Seasonal Alert status, for the Northern Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

All vessel and facility operators are urged to remain vigilant for and report storm-related debris in the tributaries as well as any aid to navigation discrepancies.

For information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Return to normal port status
Friday, October 12, 2018, Hampton Roads, United States

Following the passage of Tropical Storm MICHAEL, the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads has reopened the port without restrictions as of 9:30 a.m. today (12 October).

Any observed navigational hazards or aids to navigation discrepancies should be reported to the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center at (757) 483-8567.

For information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

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