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GAC 01072014Around the Island Yacht Race
November 10, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports

A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 16 November 2014 (Sunday). About 220 yachts are expected to participate in the race.

The yachts will set off at staggered times between 0815 hours and 0930 hours off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, sailing around Hong Kong Island in a clockwise direction, and finish the race off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter 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.138 of 2014

Foggy weather halts traffic
November 10, 2014, Turkey, Turkish Straits

Traffic in the Turkish Straits – both Canakkale and Istanbul – were interrupted due to fog early this morning (10 November).

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

Last addition to new tugboat fleet delivered
November 10, 2014, Panama, Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has received the last of 14 new tractor tugs. It completes the new fleet of tugboats with a Holland pull of 80 tons, strengthening the waterway’s capacity for the operation of the third set of locks.

The Panama Canal now has a fleet of 46 tugboats to handle the operational demands of the current and expanded Canal, and to assist Post-Panamax vessels when transiting through the new locks.

For information about operations in Panama, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

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