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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – LMR closed from HOP to MM-8 AHOP
due to sunk vessel
* Turkey, Bosporus – News bulletin from Bosphorus

DATE: July 07, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: New Orleans, Louisiana
LMR closed from HOP to MM-8 AHOP due to sunk vessel

This is to inform that at approximately 1200 HRS local today, the vessel
reportedly took on water and began to sink. After capsizing, the vessel’s
hull could be seen floating near the surface for a short time before
disappearing. The USACE survey boats will aid in determining the exact
location of the vessel in relation to the navigation channel. Once located;
the USCG, working with the pilots will determine if and when navigation can
be restored along with any navigation restrictions that may be required.

Additional updates will be provided as received.
Source: Louisiana Maritime Association

DATE: July 07, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Bosporus
News bulletin from Bosphorus

Following news items from Bosphorus, Turkey.

(1) A bulk carrier vessel BLUE SKY and MEKHANIK YUZVOVICH made collision on
06.07.2013 -23:58 Hrs in the Black Sea side.  There are small damage have
been occurred on the both vessel and the Bosphorus traffic is not effected.

(2) There is swimming races at the Strait of Bosphorus on 07.07.2013.The
traffic will  be suspended at Bosphorus between 08:00 Hrs and 13:00 Hrs.

For more info, pls contact GAC Turkey on + 90 444 8 422.

Thank you,
HPN Team

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