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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

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Your daily* news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United Kingdom, Canvey Island – New maximum berthing box depth
  • Angola, all ports – Chevron sanctions offshore project
  • Angola, Soyo – Temporary change of buoyage system in Pululu Channel
  • Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off Temasek Fairway
  • Brazil, all ports – Health Authority strike continues, possible action by Immigration officers

DATE: August 02, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Canvey Island New maximum berthing box depth

The OIKOS Jetty at Canvey Island is now declaring a maximum berthing box depth of 10.6m until further notice, due to a degree of slumping around the southern face of the jetty.

The new drafts at Coryton and Vopak are as follows: – Vopak J1: 10.5m – Vopak J2: 10.5m – Vopak J3: 7.3 m – Coryton No.1: 8.50m – Coryton No.3: 12.00m – Coryton No.4: 13.40m – Coryton No.5: 11.70m

For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: August 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Angola PORT: all ports Chevron sanctions offshore project

Chevron Corporation has announced that its subsidiary will develop the Lianzi field located in a unitized offshore zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola.

The field is located 65 miles (105 km) offshore in approximately 3, 000 feet (900 meters) of water. The $2 billion development will include a subsea production system and a 27 mile (43 km) electrically heated flowline – the first of its kind at this water depth – to transport the oil from the field to the BBLT platform.

First oil is expected in 2015. Once completed, the project is expected to produce up to 46, 000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Chevron Overseas Congo Limited is operator of the Lianzi field with a 31.25% interest, along with Total (36.75%), ENI (10%), Sonangol (10%), SNPC (7.5%) and GALP (4.5%).

For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: August 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Angola PORT: Soyo Temporary change of buoyage system in Pululu Channel

Buoy No.4 in the Pululu Channel Buoyage System has been temporarily repositioned for four days, starting tomorrow (3 August), to facilitate channel dredging work.

Its new position is: 12º 20’21.16″E, 6º 04’55.52″S. The distance to the new position is 113 metres.

For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: August 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Soil investigation off Temasek Fairway

Soil investigation works will be conducted off Temasek Fairway, Jurong Island, from 5 August to 15 December 2012.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.108 of 2012 dated 1 August 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following coordinates in two separated  areas:

Marine Boreholes WGS 84 Datum Area 1: East and Outside of Temasek Fairway R26C6) 1° 16.110’N / 103° 39.223’E R29C5) 1° 16.029’N / 103° 39.201’E R29C6) 1° 16.048’N / 103° 39.246’E R30C3) 1° 15.946’N / 103° 39.103’E R30C4) 1° 15.961’N / 103° 39.165’E R30C5) 1° 15.983’N / 103° 39.215’E R30C6) 1° 16.000’N / 103° 39.261’E R31C4) 1° 15.908’N / 103° 39.189’E R31C5) 1° 15.930’N / 103° 39.232’E R31C6) 1° 15.958’N / 103° 39.280’E R32C5) 1° 15.888’N / 103° 39.244’E R32C6) 1° 15.902’N / 103° 39.295’E R33C6) 1° 15.856’N / 103° 39.314’E R49C5) 1° 15.020’N / 103° 39.613’E R51C5) 1° 14.918’N / 103° 39.646’E R53C5) 1° 14.829’N / 103° 39.680’E R56C5) 1° 14.700’N / 103° 39.735’E R57C6) 1° 14.627’N / 103° 39.792’E

Area 5: Silt Pond and West Jurong Anchorage Area TW-2)  1° 15.610’N / 103° 37.433’E TW-7)  1° 15.611’N / 103° 37.997’E TW-8)  1° 15.614’N / 103° 38.102’E TW-10) 1° 15.605’N / 103° 38.327’E TW-12) 1° 15.605’N / 103° 38.572’E A2)    1° 15.606’N / 103° 37.392’E A3)    1° 15.609’N / 103° 37.497’E A8)    1° 15.618’N / 103° 38.037’E A10)   1° 15.614’N / 103° 38.189’E A13)   1° 15.610’N / 103° 38.525’E B3)    1° 15.669’N / 103° 37.393’E B4)    1° 15.669’N / 103° 37.448’E B5)    1° 15.669’N / 103° 37.499’E B14)   1° 15.669’N / 103° 37.990’E B15)   1° 15.669’N / 103° 38.043’E B16)   1° 15.669’N / 103° 38.099’E B18)   1° 15.670’N / 103° 38.204’E B20)   1° 15.669’N / 103° 38.307’E C2)    1° 15.669’N / 103° 38.525’E C3)    1° 15.674’N / 103° 38.580’E E-1)   1° 15.749’N / 103° 37.790’E E-2)   1° 15.753’N / 103° 37.921’E E-3)   1° 15.833’N / 103° 37.760’E E-4)   1° 15.876’N / 103° 38.021’E E-5)   1° 15.957’N / 103° 37.974’E RI-1)  1° 15.746’N / 103° 37.495’E RI-2)  1° 15.746’N / 103° 37.630’E RI-3)  1° 15.746’N / 103° 37.765’E RI-4)  1° 15.746’N / 103° 37.900’E RI-5)  1° 15.830’N / 103° 37.733’E RI-6)  1° 15.874’N / 103° 37.997’E RI-7)  1° 15.953’N / 103° 37.949’E RI-8)  1° 15.932’N / 103° 38.149’E RI-9)  1° 16.003’N / 103° 38.290’E RI-10) 1° 16.132’N / 103° 38.298’E D-1)   1° 15.750’N / 103° 37.517’E D-2)   1° 15.749’N / 103° 37.652’E D-3)   1° 15.936’N / 103° 38.171’E D-4)   1° 16.007’N / 103° 38.267’E D-5)   1° 16.133’N / 103° 38.273’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barge. The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.

Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barge; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch  on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); and (e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: August 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Brazil PORT: all ports Health Authority strike continues, possible action by Immigration officers

As the Brazilian Health Authorities strike continues, media reports indicate that Immigration Officers may take industrial action in support of their demand for a wage increase.

There are berthing delays at some ports, mainly when onboard health inspection is required or officers refuse to issue certificates. In such cases, shipping agents usually apply the FP to Health Officers Headquarter based in Brasilia via Agency Associations.

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at shipping.brazil@gac.com

* for the 2nd of August 2012

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