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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 5-18 May 2013
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Collision in the Bosphorus

DATE: May 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 5-18 May 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Sun 5 May – Greek Orthodox Easter Day
Sun 5 May – Coronation Day (Thailand)
Mon 6 May – Greek Orthodox Easter Monday
Mon  6 May – UK Early May Bank Holiday
Mon 6 May – Ireland May Bank Holiday
Mon 6 May – Latvia Declaration of Independence Day
Wed 8 May – Czech Republic Liberation Day
Wed 8 May – Heroes’ Day (Turkmenistan)
Thur 9 May – Victory Day (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia)
Thu 9 May – Ascension Day
Thu 9 May – Victory Day (Russia)
Fri 10 May – Russia Bank Holiday
Fri 17 May – Buddha’s Birthday
Sat 18 May – Constitution Day (Turkmenistan)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’ section of www.gac.com

DATE: May 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Turkish Straits
Collision in the Bosphorus

A local ferry collided with a passenger boat this morning (4 May) off Sarayburnu in the Bosphorus, near the Topkapi Palace, due to heavy fog and low visibility.

The accident caused minor injuries to the passengers of the boat.

The strait was already closed to transit traffic due to fog and low visibility.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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