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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Vessel engine failure in Bosphorus
  • Ecuador, Guayaquil – Local holiday

DATE: July 24, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits Vessel engine failure in Bosphorus

A vessel suffered a starboard engine failure in the Bosphorus around Uskudar area at around 09:41 hours local time today (24 July).

A salvage operation has commenced, using two tugs is towing the vessel to anchorage area for safety formalities.

Bosphorus traffic was not affected.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

DATE: July 24, 2012 – COUNTRY: Ecuador – PORT: Guayaquil – Local holiday 

Tomorrow (Wednesday 25 July) is a local holiday in Guayaquil, and most public services will be closed. Ports and terminals, however, will work normally during these day.

The GAC-Ultramar Network Guayaquil office will be closed, but a skeleton staff will be attending port operations and e-mails will be checked on a regular basis.

For further information, please contact GAC-Ultramar Ecuador at gac-ultramarnetwork.ecuador@gac.com

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