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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Arab Emirates, Sharjah – Partially sunken wreck
* Oman, Salalah Port – Trim of vessels berthing/sailing
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Seawall Reinstatement Works
* Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation of Jurong Island Phase 4 & jetty
construction off Temasek Fairway
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/03/13

DATE: March 11, 2013
COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates
PORT: Sharjah
Partially sunken wreck

A partially submerged wreck is in approximate position Lat. 25 deg. 22.858
N Long. 055 deg. 23.320 E, which is at the edge of Sharkah Creel Channel
approaches in the north side.

A marker buoy is placed in position Lat. 25 deg. 22.868N Long. 055 deg.
22.32E. The marker buoy has day signal yellow/blue stripes and by night
yellow and blue alternating flashes.

All vessels are required to take note of the above and exercise caution
while approaching the area.

(For information about operations in Sharjah contact GAC Sharjah at
sharjah@gac.com)
Source: Port Khalid Notice to Mariners date 11 March 2013

DATE: March 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Oman
PORT: Salalah Port
Trim of vessels berthing/sailing

A number of vessels are arriving/sailing [at the Port of Salalah] with trim
by head of more than 1.5 meters. Even keel or trim by stern is required as
per standard safe practice for maneuvering in port. The ships should be
suitably trimmed by stern or on even keel for berthing/sailing.

Berthing/sailing of ships with excessive trim by head will be at the
discretion of the pilot and may be delayed until the  vessel is suitably
trimmed for berthing/sailing. Pilot will also decide on using extra tugs as
required.

The Harbor Master may also decide to defer the movement to daylight hours
depending on weather conditions.

(For information about operations in Salalah contact GAC Oman at
salalah@gac.com)
Source: Port of Salalah Marine Notice No.02/2013 dated 9 March 2013

DATE: March 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Seawall Reinstatement Works

For approximately 3 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out
[at Tung Wan, South of Lantau Island] in the area bounded by straight lines
joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 13.308’N / 113 deg. 53.728’E
(B) 22 deg. 13.292’N / 113 deg. 53.728’E
(C) 22 deg. 13.292’N / 113 deg. 53.688’E
(D) 22 deg. 13.308’N / 113 deg. 53.688’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One backhoe pontoon,
one tug and one guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the derrick lighter will
be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will
be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick
lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1900 hours. No work will be carried
out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will
stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be
established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of
netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with
yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

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.35 of 2013
dated 11 March 2013

DATE: March 11, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Reclamation of Jurong Island Phase 4 & jetty construction off Temasek Fairway

The working period has been extended for the reclamation of Jurong Island
Phase 4 and construction of a jetty off Temasek Fairway. The work will now
be conducted from 15 March to 14 August.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No.25 of 2013, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by
the following
co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 14.410’N / 103 deg. 39.974’E
2) 1 deg. 14.318’N / 103 deg. 39.783’E
3) 1 deg. 14.568’N / 103 deg. 39.663’E
4) 1 deg. 15.057’N / 103 deg. 39.430’E
5) 1 deg. 15.546’N / 103 deg. 39.197’E
6) 1 deg. 15.928’N / 103 deg. 39.015’E
(Jurong Empat/YBY Pillar/ Q (9) 15s)
7) 1 deg. 16.333’N / 103 deg. 39.300’E
8) 1 deg. 16.240’N / 103 deg. 39.364’E

The following buoys will temporarily be installed in the vicinity of
working Area:

Jurong Dua
1 deg. 14.862’N / 103 deg. 39.524’E
Green Cone/ FL G 4s

Jurong Tiga
1 deg. 15.395’N / 103 deg. 39.269’E
Green Cone/ FL G 6s

The reclamation works will involve cutter suction (CS) dredgers,
trailer-suctionhopper (TSH) dredgers and hopper barges. Shore protection
works will be carried out by crane barges and the dredging of sand-key
trench by grab dredger.

Construction of the jetty will entail pilling concrete works, installation
of marine fendering system and mooring facilities.

Piling and concrete works will be carried out by work barges.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(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: March 11, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/03/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/03/13
180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         961.00  0
Aden                                             0         0      1, 385.00  0
Alexandria                                       0         0         0    0
Amsterdam                                        622.00    658.00    899.00   0
Antwerp                                          634.00    604.00    904.00  0
Aqaba                                            0         747.00  1, 050.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0  1, 080.00  0
Bergen                                           710.00    685.00    963.00   0
Busan                                            680.00    660.00    970.00  960.00
Cape Town                                        0         0         0   0
Colombo                                          755.00    730.00  1, 165.00  0
Dubai                                            660.00    650.00    950.00    0
Durban                                           653.00    0  1, 083.00  0
Falmouth                                         679.00    642.50    970.00  0
Fujairah                                         695.00    640.00   1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar                                        698.50    667.50    969.50   0
Hong Kong                                        653.00    645.00    962.00  0
Houston                                          695.00    605.00   1, 004.00  0
Istanbul                                         670.50    640.50    985.50   0
Jeddah                                           695.00    685.00  1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        676.00    672.00  1, 025.00  1, 010.00
Kuwait                                           646.00    637.00  1, 004.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         997.00   0
Malta                                            704.50    682.50    940.50   0
Mumbai                                           658.00    649.50  1, 064.00  0
New York & New Jersey                            650.00    625.00  1, 000.00  0
Panama                                           704.00    627.00   1, 025.00  0
Piraeus                                          712.50    687.50    953.50  0
Port Louis                                       749.00    0   1, 103.00  0
Port Said                                        0         0         0    0
Qatar                                            0         0         970.00  0
Richards Bay                                     664.00    0   1, 099.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   656.00    633.00  1, 025.00  0
Rotterdam                                        630.00    606.00    907.00   0
Salalah                                          728.00    684.00   1, 130.00  0
Shanghai                                         682.00    660.00   1, 073.00  0
Sharjah                                          660.00    650.00    950.00  0
Singapore                                        635.00    625.00    924.00   0
St Petersburg                                    599.50    580.50    0    0
Stavanger                                        0         0         958.00    0
Suez                                             0         0         0    0
Walvis Bay                                       0         0   1, 079.00  0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         740.00    1, 083.00   0

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