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14-Nov-2019

TRANSITING VLCCS
Suez Canal, Egypt

REMOVAL OF WRECK OFF SAM KA TSUEN TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

Transiting VLCCs
Thursday, November 14, 2019, Suez Canal, Egypt

Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular No. 03/2016 concerning VLCCs (of DWT more than 250,000 tons) that transit the Suez Canal after discharging part of their cargo in “SUMED” pipeline on their round trip coming from the Arabian Gulf, heading to the American Gulf or the Caribbean zone, shall remain in force till 30 June 2020.

“Articles One & Two” of the circular are amended to read as follows:

Article 1:
Any laden VLCC passing Suez Canal North Bound shall pay a lump sum of USD 150,000 which includes (extra charges levied for tugs, arrival after limit time, booking in the convoy and extra pilotage).

Article 2:
In case the VLCC passes Suez Canal South Bound in ballast condition on its return trip, it shall pay a lump sum of USD 150,000 which includes (extra charges levied for tugs, arrival after limit time, booking in the convoy and extra pilotage).

For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

Removal of wreck off Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter
Thursday, November 14, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, a wreck removal operation will be carried out within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.499’N / 114 deg. 14.100’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.453’N / 114 deg. 14.148’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.380’N / 114 deg. 14.069’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.427’N / 114 deg. 14.021’E

The works will be carried out from 0800 hours to 1900 hours daily except Sundays and public holidays by two heavy crane vessels with the assistance of some tugs and work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit the operational requirements.

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of anchors extending from the working craft.

Vessels engaged in the works will remain in the works area and display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep well clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there may be 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.181 of 2019

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