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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • South Africa, Cape Town – OPL launch services suspended due to bad weather
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection in Western Dangerous Goods Anchorage
  • *Chile, Coronel – Updated port rates

DATE: June 07, 2012 COUNTRY: South Africa PORT: Cape Town OPL launch services suspended due to bad weather

The local launch boat company at Cape Town has advised that because of bad weather conditions, all OPL launch services have been suspended due to safety concerns for the safe transfer of personnel or goods.

If possible, a vessel may be arranged to provide service at Anchorage 2, 3 or 4. At this stage, Bay service is also questionable as the poor weather extends to the Bay Area as well.

Vessel owners and operators are urged to consider the helicopter service as an alternative.

For further details and information about operations in South Africa contact GAC South Africa at shipping.capetown@gac.com

DATE: June 07, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong  – PORT: Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection in Western Dangerous Goods Anchorage

From 11 June 2012 and for approximately one week, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out [in the Western Dangerous Goods Anchorage] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from

(A) to (D): (A) 22º 18.978’N / 114º 07.297’E

(B) 22º 18.948’N / 114º 07.330’E

(C) 22º 18.453’N / 114º 06.805’E (D) 22º 18.484’N / 114º 06.771’E

The works will be carried out by a work boat. One guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. Vessels engaged in the works will not 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.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.75 of 2012

DATE: June 07, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: Coronel Updated port rates 

The below updated port rates will be applicable at  Portuaria Cabo Froward S.A. Terminals (Jureles, Puchoco and Choillin) in Coronel Bay, VII Region, from 1 July 2012.

  • Wood Chips & Coal Vessel Wharfage: USD 1.96 x GMT
  • Clinker Vessel Wharfage : USD 3.07 x LOA x hour
  • Fresh Water Supply: USD 7.42 x m3
  • Bunkering, oil removal & sewage  : USD 686.42 x docking hour

For further details or information about operations in Chile contact GAC-Ultramar Network at gac-ultramarnetwork.chile@gac.com

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