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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on October 25, 2019 at 6:40 PM

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25-Oct-2019

LASHING AWARENESS AT (APM TERMINALS) KHALIFA BIN SALMAN PORT (KBSP)
Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), Bahrain

CYCLONE KYARR GAINS STRENGTH; RED WARNING FOR WEST COAST
India

DREDGING OPERATIONS IN TUEN MUN RIVER CHANNEL, TUEN MUN
Hong Kong

REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS IN NEW YAU MA TEI TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

ROWING BOAT RACE AND TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS NOS 4 TO 6 OF THE CENTRAL PIER NO 10
Hong Kong

REBATES ON VESSEL AND CARGO RELATED CHARGES FOR FOREIGN CARGO
Kolkata, India

TRAFFIC RESUMED 0930
Corpus Christi, United States

PILOTS STOPPED SHIP TRAFFIC DUE TO HIGH WINDS / SEA CONDITIONS
Corpus Christi, United States

‘LOW’ CROSSES EAST COAST; HEAVY RAINS LASH ODISHA
India

TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE (AUV) OFF ST JOHN’S ISLAND
Singapore

CONSTRUCTION OF JETTY AT PULAU AYER CHAWAN, JURONG ISLAND
Singapore

Lashing Awareness at (APM Terminals) Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP)
Thursday, October 24, 2019, Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), Bahrain

Lashing of cargo onboard vessels is a hazard prone activity and hence you are requested to take note of the following do’s and don’t’s while undertaking this activity and also ensure that the same is communicated to all vessels and crew that call KBSP, for their compliance.

Any hazardous conditions observed onboard the vessels will be communicated to the vessel command during the vessel safety inspection conducted prior to the commencement of cargo operations. Please take note of any adverse comments in the inspection report and take immediate corrective action.
All ladders onboard the vessel should be equipped with adequate grip-aids.
The vessel should ensure adequate lightening ( 50 Lux ) in all operation areas. Alternatively portable lightening should be provided to lashers in order to ensure a safe working environment.
All manholes should be equipped with safety bars/chains, to avoid prevent the risk of falling when the manholes are in use.
The vessel crew should ensure that the lashing tools and equipment are stored in proper place when coming to the port.
The vessel crew should ensure that the working areas are always clean from oil and soot before the commencement of work to avoid slip & trip hazards.
The vessel crew should ensure that removable guardrails are in place after opening of the hatch covers.
Avoid receiving over tightened turnbuckles.
Communication shall to be established with terminal shift management on below numbers
Shift Manager +973 38885501
OPS Superintendent +973 38885537
Ensure that all reefer wires are in the designated place before discharge operation.
Mandatory maintenance of lashing tools & gear is expected to avoid any delay/unsafe condition during operations. Any defective tools shall be replaced at the earliest.
Assign a special box for jammed twist locks is needed to keep the defect twist lock during lashing operation.
Source: APM Terminals at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) Bahrain

Cyclone KYARR gains strength; Red Warning for West Coast
Friday, October 25, 2019, India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast the formation of a cyclone in the Arabian Sea by the afternoon of 25 October 2019. The system will intensify into Cyclone ‘KYARR’, causing heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa with strong gusts of wind.

The IMD has issued a ‘Red’ warning for districts along the west coast in Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

The cyclone could flood the coastal regions and adjacent areas in the three states. Heavy rainfall has already wreaked havoc in many parts in these states.

The sea condition is very likely to be rough to very rough over the east-central Arabian Sea and along and off south Maharashtra, Goa and north Karnataka coasts during the next 24 hours.

The intensity of rainfall is likely to increase with the possibility of extremely heavy rains over the region. Warnings of strong winds of up to 80 kmph along and off the coast.

Current data shows that the storm is not likely to make landfall on the Indian Subcontinent.

The IMD states that the cyclone is very likely to move east-northeastwards till October 25 evening. Then it is very likely to re-curve and move nearly westwards towards south Oman and adjoining Yemen coast with gradual intensification in the subsequent 72 hours.

The rainfall intensity is likely to drop after Saturday as the storm steers away towards the Arabian coast.

It is anticipated that the storm will reach wind speeds of up to 200 km per hour that would put in it the ‘extremely severe’ category.

Port updates:

Mormugao: Heavy rains lashed Goa state yesterday (24 October, Thursday), leaving low-lying areas inundated. Cargo operations on all vessels at berth have been suspended since yesterday. Mormugao Port has kept Signal DC-III hoisted since yesterday.

Mangalore: Vessel movements have not been affected. However, vessel discharging at Single Point Mooring (SPM) has been shifted to safe anchorage yesterday (24 October, Thursday), due to bad weather and rough sea conditions.

For further details and information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Dredging operations in Tuen Mun river channel, Tuen Mun
Friday, October 25, 2019, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 6 months, dredging operations will be carried out in the Tuen Mun River Channel within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) (A) to (B), (C) to (D) with the adjacent shorelines:

Works Area

(A) 22 deg 23.308’N / 113 deg 58.257’E
(B) 22 deg 23.292’N / 113 deg 58.301’E
(C) 22 deg 22.997’N / 113 deg 58.080’E
(D) 22 deg 23.014’N / 113 deg 58.028’E

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1900 hours except on Sundays and public holidays.

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including two bucket pontoons, one backhoe pontoon, one derrick lighter and one split hopper barge. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

The dredged materials will be conveyed to a split hopper barge anchored within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H):

Transshipment Area

(E) 22 deg 22.532’N / 113 deg 58.319’E
(F) 22 deg 22.499’N / 113 deg 58.338’E
(G) 22 deg 22.483’N / 113 deg 58.301’E
(H) 22 deg 22.517’N / 113 deg 58.283’E

Transshipment of dredged materials will take place in this area. A bucket pontoon assisted by a tug will deliver the dredged materials to the split hopper barge from time to time.

A working area of approximately 15 metres will be established around each backhoe pontoon and the derrick lighter. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from these vessels.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established beside the backhoe pontoon. Yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area and the transshipment 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.164 of 2019

Repair works for dolphins in New Yau Ma Tei typhoon shelter
Friday, October 25, 2019, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 7 months, repair works for eight dolphins will be carried out in the New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter. The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours except on Sundays and public holidays.

The works will be carried out by one crane boat. A working area of approximately 10 metres around the boat will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the boat.

The boat employed for the works will 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.

The boat engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the working area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.165 of 2019

Rowing boat race and temporary closure of landing steps Nos 4 to 6 of the Central Pier No 10
Friday, October 25, 2019, Hong Kong

A rowing boat race will take place in the Victoria Harbour on 29 October to 4 November 2019 during the period from 0730 hours to 1830 hours. About 70 rowing boats are expected to participate in the race.

The race will start from Causeway Bay in the Victoria Harbour, follow a route passing Wan Chai to Central and Western District Promenade, then return to Causeway Bay.

During the aforementioned period, a warm up area will be formed by four straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

(A) 22 deg 17.349’N / 114 deg 10.945’E
(B) 22 deg 17.404’N / 114 deg 11.133’E
(C) 22 deg 17.304’N / 114 deg 10.962’E
(D) 22 deg 17.356’N / 114 deg 11.148’E

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

Landing steps Nos 4 to 6 of the Central Pier No 10 will be temporarily closed during the event period. Owners and coxswains of vessels are advised to use other landing facilities in the vicinity during the period of closure.

(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.164 of 2019

Rebates on vessel and cargo related charges for foreign cargo
Friday, October 25, 2019, Kolkata, India

With a view to increase cargo throughput during the remainder of the current fiscal period, Kolkata Port Authority has approved the following rebates for vessel and cargo related charges for foreign dry bulk cargo. The concessions are applicable to foreign import and export dry bulk cargo only, commencing operations on and from 1 November 2019 until 31 March 2020,

Rebate on vessel related charges on dry bulk vessels

Vessels above 50,000 GRT carrying full load and discharging entire cargo at Sandheads or any other anchorage point of KoPT:

a) 50% rebate on Port Dues as per S.25 of SOR
b) 50% rebate on Towage and Pilotage Charge shall be applicable in place of 25% rebate in the rate as specified in S.24.2 of the SoR

Vessels up to 50,000 GRT carrying full load & discharging partly at Sandheads and / or any other anchorage point of KoPT and balance cargo in the Impounded Dock of HOC:

50% rebate on Port Dues as per S.25 of SOR. Both KOS and HOC will realize 25% of Port Dues each.

NB: A vessel will be considered as a full load when it carries/loads at least 80% of its DWT without lightening/loading any cargo in transit to KoPT/final destination.

Rebate on cargo related charges at Haldia Dock Complex

i) 50% rebate on on-board charges (as per S.5.1).
ii) Rs. 10/- per MT rebate on the concessional rate for the cargo discharged at floating jetty.

Rebate on railway related charges at Haldia Dock Complex

i) 25% rebate on Railway Haulage Charges.

(For further details and information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com)

Traffic Resumed 0930
Friday, October 25, 2019, Corpus Christi, United States

The Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots will resume boarding vessels 25 Oct 2019 at 0930 per Pilot #4 Doug Stinchcomb.

Vessels currently in the queue are as follows:

Outbound

BACALARIOS EF1 0930p/b

HOUSTON CD10 1000p/b

Inbound

BIGROLL BERING KWT

FAIRCHEM VICTORY OCC

MARLIN AMETHYST TD1

NORDIC BERN CT3

CAP GUILLAUME MI4

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

Pilots stopped ship traffic due to high winds / sea conditions
Friday, October 25, 2019, Corpus Christi, United States

The Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots have suspended all vessel boarding’s until further notice, due to high winds and dangerous offshore conditions, per Pilot #4 Doug Stinchcomb.

Vessels currently in the queue are as follows:

INBOUND Bigroll Bering

DOCK KWT

STATUS Pending

INBOUND Cap Guillaume

DOCK M14

STATUS Pending

INBOUND Fairchem Victory

DOCK OCC

STATUS Pending

INBOUND Marlin Amethyst

DOCK TD1

STATUS Pending

INBOUND Nordic Bern

DOCK CT3

STATUS Pending

OUTBOUND Bacaliaros

DOCK EF1

STATUS Pending

OUTBOUND Bergitta

DOCK TD1

STATUS Pending

OUTBOUND Houston

DOCK C10

STATUS Pending

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

‘Low’ Crosses East Coast; Heavy Rains Lash Odisha
Friday, October 25, 2019, India

Under the influence of a well-marked low-pressure area, Odisha received very heavy rains and thunderstorms. Downpour since Wednesday morning has left multiple low-lying areas inundated. The state capital was swept with intense rains during the daytime as well recording 100 mm rainfall on Wednesday.

The heaviest downpour was seen in Nellore and Prakasam districts, with Indukurpet in Nellore receiving the heaviest rainfall of 103.75 mm.

Forecasts indicate that the rain triggered by a ‘well-marked low pressure’ is expected to gradually move northeastward over the Bay of Bengal, continuing to lash Odisha and neighboring region for the next 24 hours.

The MeT department has issued a red alert for parts of the state for tomorrow and orange and yellow alert for the next two days.

PORT UPDATES

VIZAG / GANGAVARAM: No effect on port operations. However, productivity of sensitive cargoes (such as Fertilizer) affected due to intermittent stoppages on account of bad weather.

DHAMRA: Port operations, Truck movements affected due to continuous rainfall. Rake movements and vessel movements remain normal.

Presently no discharging vessels at Berth.

PARADIP: Experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall since 23rd Oct due to which cargo operations have been affected, especially vessels loading Iron ore. Few working vessels are idling since 23rd due to continuous rains.

Other Iron ore vessels loading manually by ships gears affected wherein performance is Nil / very low. Productivity on working Coal vessels also considerably reduced due to severe rainfall.

No effect on vessel movements.

KAKINADA: All operations remain normal at Deep Water port and Anchorage port

For further details and information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Testing of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) off St John’s Island
Friday, October 25, 2019, Singapore

With effect from 29 October 2019 to 06 November 2019 between the hours of 0900 hours to 1800 hours daily, testing of an AUV off St John’s Island will take place within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

(A) 01 deg 13.133’N / 103 deg 51.137’E

(B) 01 deg 12.960’N / 103 deg 51.229’E

(C) 01 deg 12.925’N / 103 deg 51.137’E

The craft will exhibit the appropriate local and international day signals. A workboat will deploy and recover the AUV. A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of the working area.

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)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.104 of 2019

Construction of jetty at Pulau Ayer Chawan, Jurong Island
Friday, October 25, 2019, Singapore

With effect from 25 Oct 2019 to 24 Apr 2020, construction of a jetty at Pulau Ayer Chawan, Jurong Island will take place 24 hours daily (including Sundays and Public Holidays) within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

(A) 01°17·281’N / 103°42·101’E

(B) 01°17·316’N / 103°42·059’E

(C) 01°17·363’N / 103°42·098’E

(D) 01°17·329’N / 103°42·140’E

The craft involved will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

The construction of the jetty involves piling and concrete structural work. The safety zone is a circular area of 30m radius centered at the jack-up barge. Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

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); and

e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.103 of 2019

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