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GAC 01072014Change to LNG port charges
November 25, 2014, Oman, Al Qalhat (Sur)

Port charges for LNG vessels at Qalhat, Oman, will increased from 1 January 2015: LNG Tankers – USD 103, 813.

The payment due date for port charges invoices will be on the 8th banking day after receipt of the invoice. In case of delayed payment, interest charges will be calculated and invoiced.

For information about operations in Oman contact GAC Oman at muscat@gac.com

Construction of jetty near Lorong Halus Jetty
November 25, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

From 28 November 2014 to 28 May 2015, work will be carried out for the construction of a jetty near Lorong Halus Jetty.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.141 of 2014 dated 25 November 2014, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holiday – within a working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01˚ 23.835’N / 103˚ 56.026’E

2) 01˚ 23.903’N / 103˚ 56.099’E

3) 01˚ 23.831’N / 103˚ 56.160’E

4) 01˚ 23.765’N / 103˚ 56.078’E

Construction of the jetty will be carried out by piling barge, crane barges and work barges with the support of tug boats. Test piles will be installed by using testing method. This is followed by the permanent marine pile which will be installed by the piling barge or crane barges. Reinforcement work will be followed by pile cutting and pile head treatment before the head stock. Once the reinforcement concrete work is completed, the steel walkway will be installed to connect each of the jetty structure.

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 and navigate with caution;

d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);


e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Swimming Race off Tsim Sha Tsui East
November 25, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A swimming race in the water area about 200 metres off Tsim Sha Tsui East will take place from 0645 hours to 1000 hours on Sunday 30 November 2014.

About 360 swimmers, under the escort of guard boats, are expected to participate in the race.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the swimmers. 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)

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