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Germany, Kiel Canal
Singapore, Singapore
World Holidays: 18-31 January 2015
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:Tue 20 Jan – Martin Luther King Day (USA)Sun 25 Jan – Egypt Revolution

Mon 26 Jan – India Republic Day (National Day)

Mon 26 Jan – Australia Day


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

Lock chamber out of service after collision
January 17, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal
Following a heavy collision impact at No.6 lock gate at Brusbuttel this morning (17 January), the Big South Lock Chamber has been taken out of service until further notice.(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre athub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent

Reclamation at Tuas View
January 17, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
The working period for reclamation at Tuas View, Temasek Fairway, has been extended. The work will now be carried out from 20 January to 30 April.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 02 of 2015, 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 deg. 16.297’N / 103 deg. 38.387’E

2) 01 deg. 16.297’N / 103 deg. 38.709’E

3) 01 deg. 15.415’N / 103 deg. 38.709’E

4) 01 deg. 15.415’N / 103 deg. 37.504’E

5) 01 deg. 15.334’N / 103 deg. 37.334’E

6) 01 deg. 15.334’N / 103 deg. 37.129’E

7) 01 deg. 15.357’N / 103 deg. 37.129’E


Reclamation work involve removal of existing stone shore protection, dredging, and underwater blasting at basin and sand key trench.


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 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

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