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HOT Port News from GAC

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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Kingdom, Immingham – Adverse weather
* Togo, Lome – Stevedores’ strike ends
* Singapore, all ports – Haze in Singapore Strait & port waters

DATE: March 26, 2013
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PORT: Immingham
Adverse weather

Bad weather is today (26 March) causing disruption at some UK ports, including Immingham in the Humber Estuary and Tees.

No improvement is forecast in the next 48 hours.

The Humber is closed to large vessels.

Meanwhile, Tees Pilots are currently off station due to adverse conditions. Masters who have visited the port twice or more in the last 12 months may pick up pilot inside the Breakwater.

For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: March 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Togo
PORT: Lome
Stevedores’ strike ends

All employees at Togo Terminal stevedoring company have today (26 March) resumed normal business after ending their strike of three days.

Togo Terminal has the monopoly in handling containers at Lome port.

For information about operations in Togo, contact GAC-OMA Togo at gac-oma.togo@gac.com

DATE: March 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Haze in Singapore Strait & port waters

Due to the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and port waters could be significantly reduced.

During periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a proper lookout and navigate with caution. They are also advised to comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and in particular Rule no. 19, Rule No. 20 and Rule 35 concerning conduct of vessels in restricted visibility, exhibition of navigation lights and sound signals in restricted visibility, respectively.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.35 of 2013 dated 26 March 2013

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