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Singapore, Singapore
Brazil, Santos
Mexico, Cayo Arcas Terminal
Siglap Canal improvement works
April 03, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 13 April to 13 Octiber 2015, improvement works will be carried out at the mouth of Siglap Canal.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.35 of 2105, 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. 18.140’N / 103 deg. 55.201’E

2) 01 deg. 18.041’N / 103 deg. 55.228’E

3) 01 deg. 18.027’N / 103 deg. 55.165’E

4) 01 deg. 18.123’N / 103 deg. 55.149’E


The improvement works include the widening of the canal and construction of drain with topslab.


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 12 (East Control);


e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.


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

Fire at fuel storage facility
April 03, 2015, Brazil, Santos
The fire which broke out yesterday (2 April) at Latin America’s largest fuel tank storage facility, near the port of Santos, has been contained.The area was evacuated and no victims were reported. It is too early to say what caused the fire, which was limited to four tanks.


For information about operations at Santos contact GAC Brazil at shipping.santos@gac.com

Terminal loading suspended after platform fire
April 03, 2015, Mexico, Cayo Arcas Terminal
Loading at the Caryo Arcas Terminal is suspended until further notice, following a fire on at the Abkatun Permanente production platform in Mexico’s Gulf of Campeche.At least four people are reported to have died and up to 45 were injured when a fire broke early on Wednesday, sparking the evacuation of around 300 workers.


Loading underway at the terminal was completed after there was found to be sufficient product in undamaged lines. However, once completed, loading was again suspended.


For further details and information about operations in Mexico contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com

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