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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Saudi Arabia, Rabigh – Revised port charges
* Indonesia, Anyer Terminal – Re-opening of jetty, ahead of schedule
* Singapore, Singapore – Construction of solid handling pier & protection bund

DATE: May 14, 2013
COUNTRY: Saudi Arabia
PORT: Rabigh
Revised port charges

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) have advised that revised port charges to come into effect from 1 July 2013.

These will be applied to all ships calling at Rabigh Port to load/unload crude, refined product, chemical, petrochemical and dry bulk cargo, etc.

For details of the new charges and information about operations in Saudi Arabia contact GAC Saudi Arabia at jeddah@gac.com

DATE: May 14, 2013
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: Anyer Terminal
Re-opening of jetty, ahead of schedule

Petrochemical Jetty A at Anyer Port, Merak, reopened today (14 May), two days ahead of schedule, as repairs have been completed fasted than expected.

The first vessel comes alongside later today.

For information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: May 14, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Construction of solid handling pier & protection bund

The working period has been extended for the construction of a solid handling pier and protection bund at Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.59 of 2013, the works are now being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 14 May 13 to 13 November, within a working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A)  01° 17.074’N / 103° 42.002’E
B)  01° 17.137’N / 103° 41.961’E
C)  01° 17.105’N / 103° 41.931’E
D)  01° 17.148’N / 103° 41.885’E
(PAC Toa 1/ Yellow Buoy/ FL Y 2s)
E)  01° 17.272’N / 103° 41.999’E
(PAC Toa 2/ Yellow Buoy/ FL Y 4s)
E1) 01° 17.186’N / 103° 42.031’E
(PAC Toa 2A/ Yellow Buoy/ FL Y 8s)
F)  01° 17.117’N / 103° 42.071’E
F1) 01° 17.112’N / 103° 42.064’E
(PAC Toa 3/ Yellow Bouy /FL Y 6s)
G)  01° 17.100’N / 103° 42.044’E
H)  01° 17.074’N / 103° 42.060’E
I)  01° 17.250’N / 103° 42.069’E
J)  01° 17.209’N / 103° 42.088’E

Construction of the jetty will entail piling, concrete works, installation of walkways, marine fendering system and mooring facilities. Piling and
concrete works will be carried out by work barges.

Construction of the protection sand bund wall will also be carried out within the working area.

Safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of the project work.

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 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 contsct GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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