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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, all ports – Construction of Submarine Outfall at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
* Singapore, Singapore – Construction of  coastal protection at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve
* Australia, all ports – Australian port closure
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 18/03/13

DATE: March 18, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: all ports
Construction of Submarine Outfall at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

According to the HKSAR Marine Department Notice No. 39 of 2013, submarine outfall construction works will be carried out with immediate effect and for a period of approximately 5 months at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island.

Submarine outfall construction works involving backfilling operation and installation of outfall diffuser will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and
the adjacent shoreline:

(A): 22º 13.437’ N / 114º 06.463’ E
(B): 22º 13.603’ N / 114º 06.209’ E
(C): 22º 13.648’ N / 114º 06.242’ E
(D): 22º 13.462’ N / 114º 06.530’ E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including three derrick barges, one split hopper barge, some tugs and guard boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

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.

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 stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operation will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.39 of 2013

DATE: March 18, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Construction of  coastal protection at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve

From 20 March to 15 July, works will be carried out to construct coastal protection att he Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.26 of 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the two working areas bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

AREA 1
1) 01° 26.643’N / 103° 44.124’E
2) 01° 26.698’N / 103° 44.154’E
3) 01° 26.663’N / 103° 44.223’E
4) 01° 26.587’N / 103° 44.195’E

AREA 2
1) 01° 26.426’N / 103° 44.170’E
2) 01° 26.426’N / 103° 44.234’E
3) 01° 26.332’N / 103° 44.234’E

The construction of coastal structure will entail pilling work, reinforcement concrete and steel structure works.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working areas;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 21 (Sembawang Control);
and
(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF 22 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: March 18, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Australian port closure

Hay Point Coal Terminal have today cancelled all shipping movements due to Gale / Strong wind forecast. The terminal will again review the situation tomorrow. No ships are alongside.

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal are still operating as normal at this stage but are reviewing weather conditions. Please note the Harbour Master has not officially closed the port at this stage, as the terminals have made their own decisions to close the berths due to upcoming adverse weather conditions.
Source: HKSAR Marine Department

DATE: March 18, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 18/03/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 18/03/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO
Aberdeen                                     0         0         950.00  0
Aden                                             0         0   1, 385.00  0
Alexandria                               730.00    685.00  1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam                              622.00    597.00    881.00  0
Antwerp                                    628.00    598.00    901.00   0
Aqaba                                            0         747.00  1, 050.00  0
Bahrain                                         0         0   1, 092.00  0
Bergen                                     711.00    685.00    961.00   0
Busan                                       679.00    653.00    960.00   950.00
Cape Town                                   0         0         0    0
Colombo                                   755.00    725.00    1, 165.00  0
Dubai                                         660.00    650.00    900.00     0
Durban                                       657.00    0      1, 110.00  0
Falmouth                                       0         645.00    975.00     0
Fujairah                                    690.00    642.00   1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar                                    680.50    650.50    950.50    0
Hong Kong                                661.00    650.00    943.00     0
Houston                                     697.00    607.00    984.00  0
Istanbul                                      664.50    637.50    962.50   0
Jeddah                                        695.00    685.00  1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                  676.00    674.00   1, 007.00  992.00
Kuwait                                         648.50    638.00    1, 004.00  0
Leith                                                0         0         985.00   0
Lerwick                                           0         0         995.00     0
Malta                                            682.50    658.50    924.50    0
Mumbai                                       660.00    649.50    1, 046.00  0
New York & New Jersey          650.00    619.00    990.00     0
Panama                                       700.00    620.00   1, 010.00  0
Piraeus                                        686.50    661.50    935.50      0
Port Louis                                   749.00    0    1, 103.00  0
Port Said                                        0         0         0      0
Qatar                                               0         0         965.00    0
Richards Bay                             667.00    0    1, 115.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                          656.00    632.00   1, 015.00  0
Rotterdam                                 630.00    605.00    889.00    0
Salalah                                       726.00    683.00   1, 125.00  0
Shanghai                                    681.50    659.50   1, 061.00  0
Sharjah                                       660.00    650.00    900.00   0
Singapore                                  633.00    625.00    908.00    0
St Petersburg                            580.50    562.50    0   0
Stavanger                                      0         0         955.00   0
Suez                                           725.00    685.00   1, 100.00  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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The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be approached directly for firm prices.

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