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Your daily (11 July 2012)news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United States, Delaware River – Bridge maintenance reduces clearance
  • Oman, Port of Sohar – Adjusted marine tariff rates
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Tai Ho Wan, Lantau Island

DATE: July 11, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Delaware River – Bridge maintenance reduces clearance

The Ben Franklin Bridge is undergoing maintenance between the hours of 0800-1600 from 7 to 8 July. A gantry crane is in use under the bridge, reducing clearance by 20′.

Any concerned vessel traffic is advised to contact the bridge maintenance crew on VHF channel 16, at least 1 hour before transiting the area.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: July 11, 2012 COUNTRY: Oman PORT: Port of Sohar Adjusted marine tariff rates 

The Port of Sohar has advised that marine tariff rates have been adjusted for inflation with 3.44%. The adjusted tariffs apply for all vessels calling at the port from 1 July.

Details of the new tariffs are published in our website: http://www.portofsohar.com/port-tariffs

For information about operations in Sohar contact GAC Oman at sohar@gac.com

DATE: July 11, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong Marine Site Investigation off Tai Ho Wan, Lantau Island

For approximately 3 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [off Tai Ho Wan, Lantau Island] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 17.980’N / 113 deg. 58.094’E

(B) 22 deg. 18.197’N / 113 deg. 58.137’E

(C) 22 deg. 18.537’N / 113 deg. 57.578’E

(D) 22 deg. 18.590’N / 113 deg. 57.641’E

(E) 22 deg. 18.164’N / 113 deg. 58.353’E

(F) 22 deg. 18.163’N / 113 deg. 58.524’E

Two jack-up platforms will carry out the works. Two tugs will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around each jack-up platform will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each jack-up platform to indicate the position of the platform.

The hours of works will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(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.101 of 2012 dated 10 July 2012

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