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Germany, Kiel Canal
United States, San Francisco, California
Singapore, Singapore
Collision with lock gate
January 23, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal
Delays can be expected in the Kiel Canal following a collision this morning (23 January) with the small north lock gate at Brunsbuettel.Only the big north lock chamber and the small south lock chamber at Brunsbuettel are currently available for transits.(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre athub.gb@gac.com)Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent
Coast Guard warns of foul weather
January 23, 2015, United States, San Francisco, California
The Coast Guard is advising mariners and the public exercise extreme caution along the Central California coastline through the weekend, as large westerly swells move through the area starting late Thursday.The National Weather Service is forecasting a storm system located in the north central region of the Pacific Ocean will impact the Central California coastline from Sonoma County through the Big Sur Coastline.The swells are forecasted to impact the region early Thursday evening and continue building through the weekend. The waves associated with these swells are expected to reach 15 feet or higher and be fast moving and powerful enough to wash people from rocks, jetties and coastal structures….. 

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Coast Guard (www.uscg.mil), Sector San Francisco, News Release dated 22 January 2015

Construction of sea barrier
January 23, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
The working period for the construction of a physical sea barrier off Poyan and Kranji Reservoir has been extended and the list of craft involved revised.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 09 of 2015, the works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 27 January to 27 July, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):STRETCH 1P1) 01 deg. 21.154’N / 103 deg. 38.298’E

P10) 01 deg. 21.511’N / 103 deg. 38.434’E

P12) 01 deg. 21.568’N / 103 deg. 38.545’E

P27) 01 deg. 22.401’N / 103 deg. 38.936’E

P29) 01 deg. 22.517’N / 103 deg. 39.073’E

P31) 01 deg. 22.521’N / 103 deg. 39.188’E

P39) 01 deg. 23.281’N / 103 deg. 39.524’E



P0) 01 deg. 26.335’N / 103 deg. 44.543’E

P4) 01 deg. 26.403’N / 103 deg. 44.626’E

P16) 01 deg. 26.315’N / 103 deg. 44.803’E

P23) 01 deg. 26.216’N / 103 deg. 44.977’E

P40) 01 deg. 26.224’N / 103 deg. 45.123’E

P40A) 01 deg. 26.130’N / 103 deg. 45.145’E

P41) 01 deg. 26.176’N / 103 deg. 45.193’E

P42) 01 deg. 26.262’N / 103 deg. 45.174’E

P49) 01 deg. 26.285’N / 103 deg. 45.236’E

P50) 01 deg. 26.309’N / 103 deg. 45.231’E

P51) 01 deg. 26.312’N / 103 deg. 45.266’E

P53) 01 deg. 26.298’N / 103 deg. 45.277’E

P88) 01 deg. 26.281’N / 103 deg. 45.660’E

P93) 01 deg. 26.146’N / 103 deg. 45.592’E

P96) 01 deg. 26.032’N / 103 deg. 45.619’E

P101) 01 deg. 26.488’N / 103 deg. 45.991’E

P104) 01 deg. 26.663’N / 103 deg. 46.021’E


The construction of physical sea barrier will entail the installation of spun piles and anti-climb fences. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project craft 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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