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GAC 01072014Measures to prevent spread of Ebola
November 07, 2014, Angola, all ports

Angola’s Ministry of Transport has issued advice on measures at ports, airports, bus/railway stations, river crossings and borders to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Transportation companies operating from and to Angola must strictly implement the recommendations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) related to “suspected transmissible disease on Board an Aircraft”, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for suspected disease brought on board ships and Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (OMAOC), as well as other international organizations in which transport Angola is part.

For further details and information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

Construction of silt barricade at Tuas Power Intake
November 07, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

From 10 November 2014 to 19 January 2015, work will be carried out on the construction of a silt barricade off Tuas Power Station, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 1° 16.752’N / 103° 38.420’E

2) 1° 16.751’N / 103° 38.442’E

3) 1° 16.724’N / 103° 38.440’E

4) 1° 16.721’N / 103° 38.473’E

5) 1° 16.729’N / 103° 38.474’E

6) 1° 16.724’N / 103° 38.547’E

7) 1° 16.628’N / 103° 38.539’E

8) 1° 16.639’N / 103° 38.412’E

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 136 of 2014 dated 6 November 2014, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

The construction of the silt barricade will entail piling work using crane barge with vibro hammer and guide frame. Material barges will be used to hold logistic equipment.

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 VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);


(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

Around the Island Paddling Boat Race
November 07, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A paddling boat race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 16 November 2014 (Sunday). About 20 canoes and 6 rowing boats are expected to participate in the race.

The boats will set off at 0815 hours at the south of Middle Island in a clockwise direction around Hong Kong Island, and finish the race in the vicinity of Middle Island by 1700 hours.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.141 of 2014 dated 5 November 2014

Stop-work meeting
November 07, 2014, Australia, Port Hedland

The AMOU union has given notice of a four-hour stop-work meeting at Port Hedland from 0600 to 1000 hours on Wednesday (12 November).

During this period, tugs will not be available for shipping movements.

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

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