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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 22 September-5 October 2013
* Philippines, all ports – Typhoon Odette

DATE: September 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 22 September-5 October 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
Tue 1 Oct – Hong Kong National Day
Tue 1 Oct – Nigeria National Day
Tue 1 Oct-Wed 2 Oct-Thu 3 Oct-Fri 4 Oct – China National Day
Wed 2 Oct – All Saints’ Day (Sweden)
Wed 2 Oct – Gandhi Jayanti (India)
Thu 3 Oct – German Unity Day
Sat 5 Oct – Portugal Republic Day

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: September 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Philippines
PORT: all ports
Typhoon Odette

At 4:00am today [21 September], the eye of Typhoon “ODETTE” (USAGI) was
located based on all available data at 30km East of Basco, Batanes
(20.4°N, 122.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 215kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 250kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19kph.

Southwest Monsoon affecting Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas.

Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of
Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte will experience stormy weather with rough
to very rough seas.

Northern Aaurora, Ilocos Sur, La Union and the rest of Cagayan Valley and
Cordillera will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas.

The Provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan will
experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and
thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies
with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with
isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the west to southwest over the rest
of the country and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to

(For information about operations in the Philippines contact GAC
Philippines at philippines@gac.com)

Source: PAGASA weather forecast dated 21 September 2013

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