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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Yau Ma Tei
* Panama, all ports – Banks closed for Carnival

DATE: February 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Site Investigation at Yau Ma Tei

From 20 February 2013 and for approximately 4 weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [at Yau Ma Tei] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 19.098’N / 114 deg. 09.295’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.099’N / 114 deg. 09.201’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.262’N / 114 deg. 09.201’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.262’N / 114 deg. 09.295’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tug and one motor boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around the barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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.22 of 2013

DATE: February 12, 2013
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: all ports
Banks closed for Carnival

Sue to local Carnival Holidays, all banks in Panama are closed until midday tomorrow (Wednesday 13 February).

As a result, it will not be possible to arrange CTM for this period. Further, deliveries of spares will only be possible if they are not
consolidated shipments.

Crew change activities must be planned well in advance.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

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