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Fleet Week 2015 May 21, 2015, United States, New York, NewYork The following waterway restrictions are in effect in the Hudson River and Upper Bay during Fleet Week 2015 (20-26 May): No vessels are authorized within the restricted area around the Stapleton Homeport Pier on Staten Island from 4:00...
May 21st, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing | Read More

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Dredging at terminals May 18, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama Maintenance Dredging, Inc will commenced dredging operations on or about May 15, 2015 at APM Terminals Mobile. They will be at that location for approximately 7 days and then move to the McDuffie Terminal and remain there for approximately...
May 18th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Severe weather safety planning May 15, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The 2015 Hurricane Season will officially start on June 1, 2015. All facilities and vessels in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port (COTP) zone are encouraged to review their severe weather plans and begin preparations...
May 15th, 2015 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Temporary obstruction of the Mobile River May 13, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama There will be a partial blockage of the Mobile River on or about Friday, May 15, 2015 from approximately 0600 until 1300 in the vicinity of the Upper Bay Turning Basin to submerge a dredge pipeline. The pipeline...
May 13th, 2015 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Bridge closure May 11, 2015, United States, Delaware River Urgent repairs are scheduled for the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge requiring the drawbridge to be closed to vessels from 2100 today (Monday 11 May) through to 0900 on Tuesday 12 May. The available vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels...
May 11th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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  08/05/2015 NEW STORAGE FACILITY SOON AVAILABLE United Kingdom, Portland DEAD SHIP TOW DELAYED United States, Mobile, Alabama New storage facility soon available May 08, 2015, United Kingdom, Portland A unique storage facility adjacent to one...
May 8th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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New tariff rates from June May 06, 2015, Nigeria, all ports The Nigerian Port Authority has reviewed and revised its tariffs to come into effect from 1 June. For details of the new tariffs and information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com Dead ship tow May 06, 2015,...
May 6th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Small fish in sea strainers May 05, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Between April and October, Houston Ship Channel has very large schools of menhaden, krill and small fish within its banks. This has caused almost daily incidents which occasionally result in vessels without power anchoring in...
May 5th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Bolivar Roads Anchorage May 04, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Effective immediately, Houston Pilots will take orders for vessels going to the Bolivar Roads Anchorage at a draft up to 40′-00″ fresh water. Anchorage “A” is a 48 hour anchorage, and Houston pilots recommend...
May 4th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Transiting vessels urged to exercise caution COUNTRY: Worldwide Following news that a cargo ship was yesterday (28 April) intercepted by an Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval patrol in the Strait of Hormuz, GAC is recommending vessel owners to stay in close contact with already established security...
April 29th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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Scuttling Run and barge movement April 27, 2015, Angola, Soyo During a planned scuttling run from 23 April till 30 April (or earlier/later dates as appropriate) barge NP 328 will leave PERRO NEGRO 6 wreck location. During the absence, the location will be marked with the buoys. Several buoys are stored...
April 27th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone April 07, 2015, United States, Rhode Island A voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area – DMA) has been established in Rhode Island Sound to protect an aggregation of 4 right whales sighted in this area on April 1, 2015. This...
April 7th, 2015 | Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Channel draft increased March 26, 2015, United States, Bayport, Texas Houston Pilots have advised that the maximum draft in the Bayport Channel has reverted to 40′ fresh water draft after the completion of dredging on the north side of the channel in the area that had been shoaled in. For information...
March 26th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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Safety Zone for Marcus Hook Anchorage March 25, 2015, United States, Delaware River To mitigate the risks associated with underwater impulsive sound testing, the Captain of the Port has established a temporary safety zone in the upper end of Marcus Hook Anchorage from March 10, 2015 through May 12,...
March 25th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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Temporary lock chamber closure March 24, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Due to delays during construction works for the service tunnel at Kiel-Holtenau, the Big North Lock Chamber will be temporarily closed between 0800 and 1800 hours tomorrow (25 March) and on Thursday 26 March. The Big South Lock Chamber...
March 24th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Collision at lock gate March 20, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Delays are possible at the Brunsbuettel Locks in the Kiel Canal today (20 March), after the Big North Lock Chamber was taken out of service following a heavy collision at the No.3 lock gate. (For information about operations in Germany contact...
March 20th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Fog halts ship traffic March 19, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas As per advise from Houston Pilot Office, ship traffic at Houston and Galveston and Texas City was shut down at 2100 hours last night (18 March) due to fog. Ship traffic in Texas City was halted at 2230 hours. At Beaumont and Port...
March 19th, 2015 | Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Fog persists March 18, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Dense fog continues to disrupt operations at ports along the Upper Texas Coast. Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi were closed last night (17 March), though Freeport is currently open. A Marine Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect for the...
March 18th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Dense fog closes ports March 17, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The ports of Houston, Galveston, Freeport and Corpus Christi have all been closed yesterday evening (16 March) or this morning (17 March) due to fog. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 1pm CDT this afternoon. A broad surface...
March 17th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Ship Channel closed due to vessel collision March 10, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Houston Channel was closed at 1300 hours local time yesterday (9 March) due to a collision between two vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard VTS Houston-Galveston advised that no movement were permitted from Houston...
March 10th, 2015 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Vessel boarding suspended due to fog March 09, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Houston Pilots suspended all vessel boardings at 11:20 hours local time today (9 March) due to dense fog. The port of Freeport is currently closed due to fog. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC...
March 9th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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GAC 24×7 Helpdesk line restored COUNTRY: Worldwide The main phone line for the GAC 24×7 Helpdesk has been fully restored, following disruption earlier this week due to a local landline outage. The round-the-clock service can now be contacted on +971-4-881 4457, as well as by mobile phone...
March 6th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Disruption to main GAC 24×7 Helpdesk line: temporary number announced COUNTRY: Worldwide A temporary contact number has been made available for GAC’s 24×7 Helpdesk, after a local landline outage disrupted the main line to the round-the-clock service at +971-4-881 4457. Until service...
March 5th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Fog still affecting Texas ports March 04, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Texas ports remain closed today (4 March) due to persistent dense fog in the area. Houston was closed at 1715 yesterday (3 March) and is staging for outbound reopening at 1200 hours local time today. Galvestin was closed...
March 4th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Ports closed as fog persists in western US Gulf March 03, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Wide-spread sea fog continues to persist throughout much of the western US Gulf, closing the ports of Beaumont, Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Port Arthur. There was a brief window of clearing yesterday...
March 3rd, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More