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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Singapore, all ports – Reduced visibility due to haze
* Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation work at Tuas View Extension
* Australia, all ports – Ports reopened
* Turkey, Ceyhan – Berthing/unberthing halted due to bad weather

DATE: March 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Reduced visibility due to haze

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 information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.32 of
2014 dated 11 March 2014

DATE: March 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Reclamation work at Tuas View Extension

The working period for reclamation work at Tuas View Extension has been
extended. The work will now be conducted from 15 March to 15 September.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No. 30 of 2014, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by
the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01° 14.580’N / 103° 36.340’E
2) 01° 14.580’N / 103° 36.680’E
3) 01° 14.240’N / 103° 36.680’E
4) 01° 14.240’N / 103° 37.340’E
5) 01° 12.800’N / 103° 37.980’E
6) 01° 13.180’N / 103° 36.550’E
7) 01° 13.400’N / 103° 36.340’E

The reclamation works will involve dredging by cutter suction dredger
(CSD), trailer-suction-hopper-dredger (TSHD) and hopper barges. Shore
protection work will be carried out by crane barges and the dredging of
sand-key trench by grab dredger.

Soil investigation will also be carried out within the working area.

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; and
(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if
required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com

DATE: March 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Ports reopened

The ports of Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay, which had closed on Saturday (8
March) due to the approach of Cyclone Hadi, have now reopened and the first
vessels are scheduled to berth today and tomorrow (11 & 12 March).

At Abbot Point, where the terminal suspended vessel movements late on
Saturday, the first vessel is due to berth tomorrow.
A strong wind warning remains in place for the Mackay region.

The latest Tropical Cyclone Information Bulletin issued at 5:04am EST today
(11 March) states:

QUOTE…
At 4am EST Tuesday, Tropical Cyclone Hadi (Category 1) with central
pressure
997 hPa was located over the Coral Sea near latitude 18.5 south longitude
151.9 east, which is about 375km northeast of Hamilton Island.

Tropical Cyclone Hadi remains a CATEGORY 1, and the intensification trend
that the system displayed on Monday has halted in the past 12 hours, with
little change in strength evident over this period. The cyclone is
currently moving in a northeasterly direction at about 5 km per hour. In
the short term the system may adopt a slow movement towards the north, and
is then expected undergo a slight acceleration towards the northeast during
daylight hours today. This will continue to take the cyclone further away
from the Queensland coast.
…UNQUOTE.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: March 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Ceyhan
Berthing/unberthing halted due to bad weather

Due to bad weather, berthing and unberthing operations of vessels at Ceyhan
Marine Terminal is suspended until conditions improve.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at
turkey@gac.com

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