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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 10-23 February 2013
* United States, Boston, Massachusetts – Port Condition X-Ray set
* India, Paradip – Enhancement of berth drafts

DATE: February 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 10-23 February 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Sat 9 Feb-Fri 15 Feb – Chinese Lunar New Year
Mon 11 Feb – Japan National Foundation Day
Tue 12 Feb –  Carnival (Angola)
Tue 19 Feb – Flag Day (Turkmenistan)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’ section of www.gac.com

DATE: February 09, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Boston, Massachusetts
Port Condition X-Ray set

The Captain of the Port (COTP) of Boston has set Port Condition X-Ray for all ports within the Sector Boston COTP zone in advance of predicted Gale Force winds associated with the winter storm warning and coastal flooding expected within the next 24 hours.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston’s Weather Advisory No. 03-13/13-173 issued 8 February 2013 states:

QUOTE…
A major snow storm is impacting the New England region with high winds and heavy snowfall. The National Weather Service has issues a Winter Storm Warning and Coastal Flood Warning for Boston and surrounding towns from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon…

….Subject to the establishment of Port Condition X-Ray the COTP has issued the following conditions and restrictions:

1. Port status: remains open to all commercial traffic.

2. Any self-propelled oceangoing vessel (over 500 GT) or barge and associated towing vessel intending to remain in port must immediately complete and submit a Remaining in Port Checklist for COTP review if not already done so. This checklist can be obtained, as well as submitted to the COTP, via D01-SMB-SecBosCC@uscg.mil

The COTP may set Port Condition Yankee within 24 hours in advance of predicted Gale Force winds associated with this winter storm if warranted. Upon establishment of Port Condition Yankee any passenger vessel, oceangoing cargo vessel (over 500 GT), or barge and associated towing vessel intending transit within Sector Boston’s COTP Zone must provide notice to the COTP.

For maritime emergencies during an actual hurricane or severe weather event contact the Sector Command Center at (617) 223-5757 or VHF channel 16 for immediate assistance. Additionally, please check http://homeport.uscg.mil/Boston often for updates to the public from the U.S. Coast Guard.
….UNQUOTE.

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

DATE: February 09, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Paradip
Enhancement of berth drafts

The draft at following berths are hereby temporarily enhanced as follows for the month of March 2013 considering prevailing weather and tidal conditions:

01. SQ:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 13.00 Mtrs

02. EQ-I:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 11.50 Mtrs

03. EQ-II:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 12.00 Mtrs

04. EQ-III:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 12.50 Mtrs

05. CQ-I:
– From: 0000 hrs on 1 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 31 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 14.50 Mtrs

06. CQ-II:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 13.00 Mtrs

07. North Oil Jetty:
– From: 0000 hrs on 5 March and 17 March 2013
– To: 2400 hrs on 8 March and 24 March 2013
– Permissible draft: 13.50 Mtrs

Note 1: Berthing of vessels at CQ-1 with 14.50 Mtrs. Draft shall be carried out during high water of tide at least 1.5 Mtrs.

Note 2: The above notice is purely temporary and can be withdrawn at any time without prior information due to sudden change in weather condition.

Note 3: This shall be reviewed again towards the end of March 2013.

Note 4: Draft for other days for above berths and draft for other berths shall remain as per the original notification No.:MD/SHS/TECH-26/2011/1539 Dt.24.08.2012.

(For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com)
Source: Paradip Port Trust Notice No.MD/SHS/TECH 26/2012/ dated 4 February 2013

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