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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 29 June-12 July 2014
* United States, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – L’Auberge 4th of July celebration

DATE: June 28, 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 29 June-12 July 2014

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the

  • Sat 28-Sun 29 Jun – Ramadan begins
  • Tue 1 Jul – Canada Day
  • Tue 1 Jul – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • Tue 1 Jul – Ghana Republic Day
  • Fri 4 Jul – USA Independence Day
  • Sat 5 Jul – Algeria Independence Day
  • Fri 11 Jul – Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective
GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at gac.com

DATE: June 28, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
L’Auberge 4th of July celebration

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority
of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will establish a safety zone on the
Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 215.0 to MM 217.0,
in the vicinity of the L’Auberge Casino, Baton Rouge, LA. This safety zone
is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards
associated with a fireworks display for the L’Auberge 4th of July
Celebration. This safety zone is effective from 8:45 p.m. July 4, 2014
until 09:45 p.m. on July 4, 2014.

All vessels are prohibited from entering this safety zone unless they have
been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or
designated representative. Only vessels participating in the fireworks
display and pre-designated vessels are permitted within the safety zone
after 8.45p.m. local. All vessels requesting permission to enter or transit
through this safety zone are requested to contact the Coast Guard.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Department Small Boat EVRSO-32 will be on the
scene for the duration of the event and can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel
16 and 67 or via the Officer of the Day.

Failure to comply with the requirements of the safety zone will subject
persons to a civil penalty of up to forty thousand dollars. Willful
violation of this order may be punishable by the fine of not more than
fifty thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than five years, or

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