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Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Hot Port News from GAC


Suez Canal, Egypt


Discount for transiting pleasure yachts
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Suez Canal, Egypt

To encourage more pleasure yachts to transit the Suez Canal, the Suez Canal Economic Zone has decided to offer a reduction of 75% on port authority transit fees, as follows:

For yachts less than 60 feet: USD 356 instead of USD 526.50
For yachts over 60 feet: USD 329 instead of USD 599.00
For further details or information about operations in the Suez Canal, contact GAC Egypt at

Reclamation work at Tuas View
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Singapore

The working period for reclamation work in Tuas View, off Temasek Fairway, has been extended. The work will now be conducted from 18 April to 17 October.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.036 of 2019 dated 17 April 2019, the work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 16.297’N / 103 deg. 38.390’E
2) 1 deg. 16.297’N / 103 deg. 38.709’E
3) 1 deg. 15.543’N / 103 deg. 38.709’E
4) 1 deg. 15.543’N / 103 deg. 38.414’E
5) 1 deg. 15.608’N / 103 deg. 38.414’E
6) 1 deg. 15.608’N / 103 deg. 37.217’E
7) 1 deg. 15.651’N / 103 deg. 37.217’E
8) 1 deg. 15.651’N / 103 deg. 37.276’E
9) 1 deg. 15.651’N / 103 deg. 38.601’E
10) 1 deg. 16.188’N / 103 deg. 38.601’E
11) 1 deg. 16.188’N / 103 deg. 38.384’E

The reclamation work involves the caisson installation, rock mound works, removal of existing stone shore protection, dredging and underwater blasting at basin and sand key trench. 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 22 (Jurong Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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