Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  21-Nov-2017 HIGH WINDS HALT PORT ACTIVITY Jeddah & Yanbu, Saudi Arabia High winds halt port activity Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Jeddah & Yanbu, Saudi Arabia Marine movement at Jeddah port was stopped at 0810 hours local time today (21 November), due to high and unstable...
November 21st, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  04-Nov-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 5-18 NOVEMBER 2017 Worldwide BERTHING RESTRICTIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS Ningbo, China World Holidays: 5-18 November 2017 Saturday, November 4, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 4 Nov...
November 4th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The dream life of the Mini sailor

The dream life of the Mini sailor
– Perfect conditions for setting sail – The fleet under spinnaker in a light trade wind – First strategic choices ahead: offshore or hugging the African coast Naturally there was a fair amount of emotion at the start of this second leg. Indeed, you’re unlikely to set off across the...
November 1st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Typhoon Haiyan’s fourth anniversary shows long-term impact of storms

Typhoon Haiyan’s fourth anniversary shows long-term impact of storms
A vessel blown onto land by Typhoon Haiyan Four years ago on 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most destructive tropical cyclones ever recorded – hit Southeast Asia, killing more than 7,000 people and leaving an estimated $2.8 billion worth of damage. Stuart Rivers, CEO of international charity...
November 1st, 2017 | Charity, Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oceanology, Weather | Read More

Wisdom prevails

Wisdom prevails
– The risk of a tropical storm on the northerly route – Change of course announced by Race Management – A decision that changes the tone slightly Midway between the Bahamas and the Azores, a tropical wave is taking shape as an active storm formation looms. For the time being, the associated...
October 31st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Pot News for GAC

Hot Pot News for GAC
  30-Oct-2017 CLOSURE AT BOSPHORUS Istanbul, Turkey Closure at Bosphorus Monday, October 30, 2017, Istanbul, Turkey Bosphorus vessel traffic has been suspended all types vessels which are the LOA more than 200m and 10 knots under manoeuvre speed due to strongly counter current...
October 30th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  27-Oct-2017 SAFETY INSPECTION REQUIRED BEFORE STS OPERATION Port of Fujairah, UAE TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT OF THE TUNG CHUNG BUOYED CHANNEL Hong Kong CLOSURE AT BOSPHORUS Bosphorus, Turkey Safety inspection required before STS operation Friday, October 27, 2017, Port of...
October 27th, 2017 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Oct-2017 MARINE WORKS INSIDE CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong REMOVAL OF WRECK OFF BROTHERS POINT, TAI LAM CHUNG Hong Kong SEAWALL ENHANCEMENT WORKS TO THE EAST OF THE RIVER TRADE TERMINAL Hong Kong YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong CREATION OF RENDEZVOUS POSITION...
October 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sports, Weather | Read More

Typhoon Lan approaches as five more World Cup Japan champions crowned

Typhoon Lan approaches as five more World Cup Japan champions crowned
Agnieszka Skrzypulec & Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska (POL) – Women’s 470 Champs Daniel Smith – World Sailing writes: Five more World Cup Series Japan champions were decided in Gamagori as the inaugural World Sailing event in the land of the rising came to a close.   As Typhoon...
October 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Typhoon approaches as first medals decided

Typhoon approaches as first medals decided
 Daniel Smith – World Sailing writes: The first medallists at the inaugural World Cup Series event in Japan have been decided after a wet Saturday in Gamagori. Typhoon Lan is expected to hit Japan late on Sunday 22 October, well after competition has concluded in Gamagori, but in advance of...
October 21st, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Watch now – Medal Races live at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Gamagori

Watch now – Medal Races live at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Gamagori
October 21st, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

100% of Durban Port Safe for Navigation

100% of Durban Port Safe for Navigation
… [DURBAN, South Africa, 13 October 2017] All navigable areas of the Port of Durban have now been declared safe for navigation. This follows completion of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA)  sounding surveys after inclement weather that affected the port on 10 October 2017. TNPA Dredging...
October 13th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  12-Oct-2017 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO VIETNAM Hong Kong FORCE MAJEURE DECLARED AT TERMINALS Richards Bay, South Africa Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Vietnam Thursday, October 12, 2017, Hong Kong Yacht races from Hong Kong to Vietnam will take place on 17 October 2017 (Tuesday)...
October 12th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Safe navigable area at the Port of Durban increases

Safe navigable area at the Port of Durban increases
… [DURBAN, South Africa, 12 October 2017]  Following disruptions caused by inclement weather at the Port of Durban on 10 October 2017, which resulted in only 80% of navigable area declared safe by last night, progress has been made in clearing obstruction on the seabed. This brings the total port...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

Valentin Gautier on the up

Valentin Gautier on the up
– The Swiss sailor’s easterly option secures him the win – Sailing blind – Filled with confidence for the second leg By securing victory in the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Valentin Gautier (Shaman – Banque du Léman) has swept away the doubts that had bombarded...
October 11th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Oct-2017 PORT STATUS RETURNS TO NORMAL WITH RESTRICTIONS Gulfport, United States MARIBYRNONG RIVER BATHYMETRIC SURVEY COMPLETED Melbourne, Australia YARRA RIVER – INSPECTION COMPLETED Melbourne, Australia VESSEL MOVEMENTS HALTED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER Durban, South Africa CLOSURE...
October 11th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys
What a mess; but luck is always there… Close Collaboration Minimises Shipping Disruptions in Port of Durban   [DURBAN, South Africa, 11 October 2017]  Swift action by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), in collaboration with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and African...
October 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  10-Oct-2017 POST-STORM PORT CONDITION UPDATE (9 OCTOBER) Pascagoula, United States REMOVAL OF WRECK AT NIM SHUE WAN OF LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong SEABED SURVEY Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF SHAM TSENG Hong Kong Post-storm port condition update (9 October) Tuesday,...
October 10th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Ping-pong

Ping-pong
– Game on again for those competitors further east – All change ahead – ETA for the first competitors… tomorrow To you, to me… It’s hard to know who’s got the ball in their court in the extremely variable conditions currently dominating play in the Atlantic. The wind seems to...
October 10th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  09-Oct-2017 DAYLIGHT SAVING Brazil POST-STORM PORT CONDITION CHANGES Mobile/Pensacola/Panama City & GICWW, United States Daylight Saving Monday, October 9, 2017, Brazil Daylight Saving will come into effect in Brazil from 00:00 hours on Sunday (15 October) and remain...
October 9th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

Atlantic yo-yo

Atlantic yo-yo
– Some 200 miles from the finish, the calms are all-encompassing – The first sailors are expected to finish on Tuesday – Conditions set the tone in the rankings The light airs are making the sailors’ nerves jangle. They’re all very much aware that it’s not far to the Canaries...
October 8th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The Mini shake-up

The Mini shake-up
– Still under the influence of light winds on the race zone – Tuesday for the first ETAs – The light airs reshuffle the cards In both the prototype and production boat categories, the situation is becoming clearer at the head of the race. Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) and Arthur Léopold-Léger...
October 7th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  06-Oct-2017 PORT STATUS WHISKEY ORDERED Port Mobile, United States 2017 MAINTENANCE DREDGING CAMPAIGN Melbourne, Australia REVIEW OF PORT TERMINAL ACCESS (BULK WHEAT) CODE OF CONDUCT Australia LOGISTICS PLATFORM LAUNCHED TO STREAMLINE MARITIME PROCESSES Panama TROPICAL STORM NATE: PORT...
October 6th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Breathless Atlantic

Breathless Atlantic
– The wind is continuing to ease across the race zone – Commando operation in La Coruña – The west of the race zone pays dividends In cruising terms, conditions could best be described as relaxing : sunny climes, seas becoming increasingly calm, light to moderate breeze, perfect conditions...
October 6th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Knit one, purl one

Knit one, purl one
– The Mini fleet zigzags along the coast of Portugal, wind on the tail. – A unit of commandos en route to Fred Guérin and Julien Mizrachi. – The game of strategy begins. Whilst making the most of the last puffs of downwind breeze and continuing to make headway towards the goal without...
October 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More