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GAC 01072014Fog halts ship traffic
March 19, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas

As per advise from Houston Pilot Office, ship traffic at Houston and Galveston and Texas City was shut down at 2100 hours last night (18 March) due to fog.

Ship traffic in Texas City was halted at 2230 hours.

At Beaumont and Port Arthur was shut down at at 0045 hours today (19 March).

As advised by the Harbour Master’s office at Corpus Christi, ship traffic is operating under normal conditions.

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

Storage of MSPC weapons by Egyptian Navy
March 19, 2015, Egypt, Safaga

Effective today (19 March), all ships coming into Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal must declare weapons onboard to the Safaga port authority, and such weapons be stored in the Safaga navy base.

Storage charges at Safaga are the same as at Suez.

All security team embarkation/disembarkation shall continue to be conducted at Suez.

The Safaga navy base meeting location is at: 26.41.2 North/34.1.5 East.

All weapons/equipment currently stored at Suez port police armoury will be released upon request for vessels clearing the Suez Canal and heading south.

In case of bad weather that the navy boat cannot approach a vessel due to bad weather at the Safaga meeting point, the vessel will be allowed to store weapons at Suez port.

For information about operations in Egypt, contact GAC Egyot at egypt@gac.com

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