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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock repairs, trial and inspections
* Singapore, Jurong Port – Proposed upgrading of berthing facilities

DATE: May 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Lock repairs, trial and inspections

Repairs to the New Big North Lock Chamber at Brunsbuettel, Kiel Canal are
expected to be completed on 23 May, after which they will undergo a trial
period until 2 June.

During this period both big lock chambers will be in operation.

After the hopefully successful trials, the New Big South Lock Chamber will
be taken out of service for a two weeks inspection period. It is hoped that
following this inspection, the situation will return to normal with both
big lock chambers in operation.

(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent

DATE: May 08, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Jurong Port
Proposed upgrading of berthing facilities

From 15 May to 15 October, construction works will be carried out at
Chevron Oronite Jetty Osak 4, Jurong Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No.60 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° 15.127’N / 103° 42.115’E
2) 01° 15.112’N / 103° 42.120’E
3) 01° 15.101’N / 103° 42.090’E
4) 01° 15.115’N / 103° 42.085’E

The construction activities consist of crane barge lifting, installation
and tightening of the fenders. All the machinery and equipment will be
demobilized after all construction work is completed.

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 appropriate VHF Channel 68 (Sinki
e) Communicate with Sinki control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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