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GAC 01072014Port tariff increase postponed
June 26, 2015, Ghana, all ports

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has postponed the increase of Ghana ports tariffs for another 3 months. There will not be any increase on 1 July as planned.

For further details and information about operations in Ghana, contact GAC-OMA Ghana at gac-oma.ghana@gac.com

National Day 2015 flypast and rehearsals
June 26, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be conducting both rehearsals and actual aerial flypast for the 2015 National Day Parade. A portion of the flypast will take place over the East Johor Strait.

Pursuant to Regulation 45(2) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, the Port Master hereby prohibits vessels of height 150 metres and above from transiting through the Traffic Information Area (TIA) between Malang Papan Beacon, Paku Buoy, Malang Tiga Buoy and Tekong Buoy at East Johor Strait.

The demarcated area is bounded by the following co-ordinates:

1) 01 deg. 25.406’N / 104 deg. 00.442’E

2) 01 deg. 25.167’N / 104 deg. 00.434’E

3) 01 deg. 24.617’N / 104 deg. 00.650’E

4) 01 deg. 24.250’N / 104 deg. 00.750’E

5) 01 deg. 23.367’N / 104 deg. 01.050’E

6) 01 deg. 23.044’N / 104 deg. 01.417’E

7) 01 deg. 22.667’N / 104 deg. 01.017’E

8) 01 deg. 23.539’N / 104 deg. 00.142’E

9) 01 deg. 23.675’N / 103 deg. 59.598’E

10) 01 deg. 23.713’N / 103 deg. 59.429’E

11) 01 deg. 24.102’N / 103 deg. 59.338’E

12) 01 deg. 24.429’N / 103 deg. 59.576’E

This prohibition shall take effect from the following dates and times:

27 Jun – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

28 Jun – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

04 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

05 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

11 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

12 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

18 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

19 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

26 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

27 Jul – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

01 Aug – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal

02 Aug – 1625–2110 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

03 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flying Rehearsal

04 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flying Rehearsal – Reserved

07 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flying Rehearsal

08 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flying Rehearsal

09 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flying Rehearsal

09 Aug – 1000–1425 hours: Flypast – Actual

Masters, owners and agents of vessels of 2, 000 GT and above or with a height exceeding 30 metres above the waterline, are reminded of the requirement to comply with the VHF reporting procedures for vessels manoeuvring in the East Johor Strait.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.73 of 2015 dated 26 June 2015

Marine works west of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
June 26, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving dredging, reclamation, piling and construction of seawalls will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 17.002’N / 114 deg. 09.972’E

(B) 22 deg. 17.074’N / 114 deg. 09.979’E

(C) 22 deg. 17.081’N / 114 deg. 10.338’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including two grab dredgers, two split hopper barges, four derrick barges, three jack-up barges, one crane barge and two flat top barges. Some tugs and guard boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the grab dredger and each barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger and barges.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. Each silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of the work will be from 0000 to 0600 hours and from 0700 to 2400 hours daily including Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.90 of 2015

Reclamation, sand re-handling & soil investigation works
June 26, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The working period for reclamation, sand re-handling & soil investigation works off LNG/LPG/chemical gas carrier (ALGAS) anchorage has been extended and the list of craft has been revised.

The works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – from 2 July 2015 to 1 January 2016, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 14.291’N / 103 deg. 36.979’E

2) 01 deg. 14.200’N / 103 deg. 37.005’E

3) 01 deg. 14.214’N / 103 deg. 37.352’E

4) 01 deg. 12.800’N / 103 deg. 38.024’E

5) 01 deg. 13.118’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E

6) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E

7) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.742’E

8) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 36.742’E

The reclamation and sand re-handling works will involve removal of rock shore protection and sand re-handling at designated Sand Borrow Area (DSBA).

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on only oneborehole at a time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

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);

and

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

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

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.

“Jo”

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