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GAClogo_cmykYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* India, Porbander – Priority berthing for Indian Navy
* Singapore, Singapore – Collision in Sinki Fairway
* Singapore, Singapore – Submarine cable recovery
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 13/03/13

DATE: March 13, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Porbander
Priority berthing for Indian Navy

The Gujarat Maritime Board has advised that requisition priority berthing with be granted to the Indian Navy at Porbandar’s GMB Jetty from 15 to 19 March.

Traffic may be affected as a result.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at  india@gac.com

DATE: March 13, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Collision in Sinki Fairway

At 1200 hrs (Singapore time) on 13 March 2013, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report of a collision between an Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship “BOSUN” and a harbourcraft SC3566E in Sinki Fairway about 7km southwest of Pasir Panjang Terminal.

There were 2 persons on board the harbourcraft, which sank following the collision. A passing vessel rendered immediate assistance. Of the 2 persons, 1 was pronounced dead while the other was sent to National University Hospital for medical attention.

MPA has issued navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to keep clear of the incident area. Port operations are unaffected.

MPA is investigating the incident and will review safety procedures in the port.

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

DATE: March 13, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Submarine cable recovery

From 15 March to 30 April, submarine cable recovery operations will be  conducted off Tanah Merah.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine  Notice No.27 of 2013, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily –  including Sundays & Public Holidays – on a route indicated by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
AC1) 01° 18.602’N / 103° 58.703’E
AC2) 01° 18.442’N / 103° 59.312’E
AC3) 01° 18.372’N / 104° 00.100’E
AC4) 01° 16.915’N / 104° 02.478’E
1)   01° 16.875’N / 104° 02.591’E
2)   01° 16.959’N / 104° 02.404’E
3)   01° 18.433’N / 103° 59.359’E
4)   01° 18.624’N / 103° 58.691’E
5)   01° 18.651’N / 103° 58.682’E

The recovery of submarine cables will entail pre-trenching works, locating of “out-of service” cable crossings and recovery of cables. The works will be carried out by the cable laying barge “Asean Protector”.

The safety zone is a circular area with a radius of 150 metres centered at the location of the barge. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft to keep clear of the working radius.

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 working area;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on appropriate VHF Channel 12;
and
(e) communicate with East Control on VHF hannel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: March 13, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 13/03/13

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

Aberdeen                                         0         0         961.00     0
Aden                                                  0         0   1, 385.00  0
Alexandria                                       725.00    690.00 1, 220.00  0
Amsterdam                                        619.00    596.00    898.00   0
Antwerp                                          636.00    606.00    904.00  0
Aqaba                                            0         747.00  1, 050.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0   1, 092.00  0
Bergen                                           710.00    685.00    963.00   0
Busan                                            670.00    648.00    970.00 960.00
Cape Town                                        0         0         0   0
Colombo                                          755.00    725.00  1, 160.00  0
Dubai                                            665.00    655.00    890.00     0
Durban                                           658.00    0   1, 075.00  0
Falmouth                                         679.50    644.50    972.00   0
Fujairah                                         675.00    637.00  1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar                                        692.50    662.50    964.50   0
Hong Kong                                        658.50    650.25    951.50   0
Houston                                          700.00    610.00   1, 000.00  0
Istanbul                                         663.50    635.50    973.50   0
Jeddah                                           695.00    685.00   1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        676.00    672.00   1, 017.00  1, 002.00
Kuwait                                           648.00    636.00  1, 004.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         997.00    0
Lerwick                                          0         0         995.00   0
Malta                                            701.50    677.50    938.50  0
Mumbai                                           666.00    654.00   1, 054.00  0
New York & New Jersey                            650.00    620.00   1, 000.00  0
Panama                                           695.00    620.00   1, 020.00  0
Piraeus                                          700.50    679.50    945.50    0
Port Louis                                       751.00    0    1, 105.00  0
Port Said                                        0         0         0        0
Qatar                                            0         0         965.00     0
Richards Bay                                     668.00    0    1, 105.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   661.00    637.00    1, 015.00  0
Rotterdam                                        627.00    604.00    906.00     0
Salalah                                          728.00    684.00    1, 130.00  0
Shanghai                                         682.00    659.50    1, 068.50  0
Sharjah                                          665.00    655.00    890.00      0
Singapore                                        631.00    623.00    919.00     0
St Petersburg                                    593.50    574.50    0       0
Stavanger                                        0         0         958.00    0
Suez                                             715.00    680.00   1, 120.00  0
Walvis Bay                                       0         0   1, 081.00  0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         742.00    1, 085.00    0
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