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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Worldwide – World Holidays: 10-23 June 2012
  • Norway, all ports – Security guards’ strike over
  • Hong Kong, all ports – Speed in Restricted Zones

DATE: June 09, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 10-23 June 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun 10 Jun – Portuguese National Day Tue 12 Jun – Philippines Independence Day Tue 12 Jun – Russia Day Tue 19 Jun – Trinidad Labour Day

DATE: June 09, 2012 COUNTRY: Norway PORT: all ports Security guards’ strike over

The strike by Norwegian security guards came to an end last night (8 June), and air traffic from all Avinor airports will be operated as per schedule from today (Saturday 9 June).

The week-long strike had reduced the capacity through checkpoints at 14 of Avinor’s airports, leading to delays and cancellations.

All passengers are asked to refer to information from their airline or travel agency about their flight.

For information about operations in Norway contact GAC Norway at norway@gac.com

DATE: June 09, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: all ports Speed in Restricted Zones

The attention of owners, coxswains and masters of pleasure vessels and all other vessels are drawn to section 9(3) of the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (General) Regulation (Cap 548F) and regulation 19(3) of the Shipping and Port Control Regulations (Cap 313A), which set out the speed limit for ALL vessels within restricted zones.

The restricted zones are specified in the Eighteenth Schedule to the Shipping and Port Control Regulations and listed below.

The speed limit is 5 knots between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight on all days from 1 July to 15 September (both dates inclusive) every year and all other Saturdays and public holidays.

TOLO HARBOUR T1 Plover Cove T2 Sha Tin Hoi

PORT SHELTER AND ROCKY HARBOUR K1 Tai She Wan K2 Tsam Chuk Wan K3 Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan) K4 East Kiu Tsui Chau K5 West Kau Sai Chau K6 South Kau Sai Chau K7 Bluff Island K8 Clear Water Bay

HONG KONG ISLAND, SOUTH A1 To Tei Wan A2 Tai Tam Harbour A3 Stanley Bay A4 Chung Hom Wan A5 South Bay A6 Deep Water Bay A10 Tai Tam Bay A11 Repulse Bay

LAMMA ISLAND A7 Luk Chau Wan A8 Sham Wan

CHEUNG CHAU A9 Tung Wan

LANTAU ISLAND L1 Discovery Bay

The coxswains and masters of all vessels, particularly large or powerful vessels, are strongly advised to exercise due care and avoid generating excessive wake wash when navigating in the restricted zones and in areas near mariculture rafts and swimming beaches, giving due consideration to the safety of other people and vessels in the vicinity. In narrow channels such as Sor See Mun (Fu Tau Fan Chau) and Fat Tong Mun (Tung Lung Chau), the speed of all vessels should be reduced to a safe speed generally not exceeding 5 knots.

Any person wishing to make a report concerning the apparent mishandling or excessive speed of a vessel may do so by calling tel. no. 2385 2791. The person making such a report may be requested to confirm the details in writing and may be required to appear in court as witness should the report subsequently result in a prosecution.

(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.79 of 2012 dated 7 June 2012

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