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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection off Lung Kwu Sheung Tan
* Chile, all ports – Lighthouse Dues Chile – 2012

DATE: December 27, 2011-COUNTRY: Hong Kong-PORT: Hong Kong-Submarine outfall inspection off Lung Kwu Sheung Tan

From 2 January 2012 and for approximately five days, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out off Lung Kwu Sheung Tan, Urmston Road in the area bounded by straight lines joining thefollowing co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 23.349’N / 113 deg. 53.700’E
(B) 22 deg. 23.310’N / 113 deg. 53.740’E
(C) 22 deg. 23.045’N / 113 deg. 53.448’E
(D) 22 deg. 23.083’N / 113 deg. 53.408’E

One work boat will carry out the works. One guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of works will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. The vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of works.

Vessels 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 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.154 of 2011

DATE: December 27, 2011-COUNTRY: Chile-PORT: all ports-Lighthouse Dues Chile – 2012

-CABOTAGE       0.93 X GRT
-YEARLY BASIS   2.84 XGRT
-INTERNATIONAL VOYAGE      1.11 XGRT
-EXPORT PER BULK ONE PORT CALL  ONLY 0.65 X GRT
-MAGELLAN STRAIT PASSAGE   0.40 X GRT
-EPAIRS CALLS ONLY         0.27 X GRT
-BUNKER CALL ONLY          0.13 X GRT
-FORCED CALL               0.07 X GRT

Also, USD 0.13 X GRT has been confirmed for 2nd Chilean port call of the following operations.
This charge could be considered for one or more of the bellows port call.
-BUNKER CALL ONLY
-SLUDGE, SLOP, GARVAGE REMUVAL CALL ONLY
-CREW CHANGE AND CERTIFICAL RENEWALL CALL ONLY
-RECEPTION OF SPARES PARTS CALL ONLY
Source: Ultramar Agencia Limitada, Santiago, Chile – GAC network agent

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