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Singapore, Singapore
Australia, Gladstone
Australia, Port Kembla
Turkey, Turkish Straits
Removal of floating sea barrier
April 09, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
Between 10 April and 10 October, works will be carried out to remove a floating sea barrier off Poyan Reservoir, West Johor.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.42 of 2015, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):A) 01 deg. 22.988’N / 103 deg. 39.427’E

B) 01 deg. 22.925’N / 103 deg. 39.333’E

C) 01 deg. 22.525’N / 103 deg. 39.083’E

D) 01 deg. 22.383’N / 103 deg. 38.917’E

E) 01 deg. 22.183’N / 103 deg. 38.875’E

F) 01 deg. 21.500’N / 103 deg. 38.433’E

G) 01 deg. 21.327’N / 103 deg. 38.337’E

H) 01 deg. 21.226’N / 103 deg. 38.371’E


The work involves the dismantling and removal of the floating sea barrier off Poyan reservoir.


A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area.


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

Wiggins Island Coal Terminal: commissioning phase
April 09, 2015, Australia, Gladstone
Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) is now moving into the commissioning stage. The terminal is expected that the terminal is to be fully operational in May 2015.Deliveries of product coal for the first vessel have commenced, with expected loading operations to begin from 16 April on the commissioning vessel, and expected to take around 5-10 days for all the terminal facility commissioning activity. 

Berth and loader details are as per below:

– Accommodate vessels sizes: minimum 40, 000–maximum 220, 000 dwt

– Maximum LOA: 320m

– Beam: 50.1m

– Berth Pocket Depth: 18.80m

– Shiploader: Longitudinal travel along quay line – 8, 250 tph max load rate. Expected load rate range 4000 – 7000 tph.


For further details and information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia atshipping.australia@gac.com

Revised transit draft
April 09, 2015, Australia, Port Kembla
The transit draft for Cape Size vessels discharging iron ore or loading coal at Port Kembla has been revised to 15.20m (increased from 15.10m), based on the revise transit channel draft of 15.20 + tide/1.08.For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com
Strong gales
April 09, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits
Transits of the Bosphorus may be affected by strong gales starting from this afternoon (9 Apri).Priority is being given to southbound vessels. 

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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