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Hong Kong
Cross harbour swimming races
Thursday, October 15, 2015, Hong Kong
Swimming races across the Eastern Harbour from Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon to Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island will take place from 0830 hours to 1030 hours on Sunday 18 October 2015.  About 2, 500 swimmers, under the escort of guard boats, are expected to participate in the races.Launches of the Marine Department and Marine Police will be stationed or patrolling in the Eastern Harbour and Tathong Channel before and during the event.Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the swimmers, and follow the directions given by officers on Marine Department and Marine Police launches regulating marine traffic in the vicinity.

As the marine traffic in the Eastern Harbour will be affected by the races, vessels operators are advised to adjust their sailing schedule in order to avoid obstructing the races.

In case of inclement weather, the races will be postponed to Sunday 1 November 2015 with the same time sequence as mentioned above.

(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.133 of 2015

Daylight Saving Time
Thursday, October 15, 2015, Brazil
Brazilian Daylight Saving Time will come into effect from 00:00 hours on Sunday (18 October) and will remain in effect until 00:00 hours on 21 February 2016.Clocks will be advanced in one hour, making local time GMT minus two (-2) during this period.Daylight Saving Time will be in effect for the following Brazilian States:

Rio Grande Do Sul
Santa Catarina

Sao Paulo
Rio De Janeiro
Minas Gerais
Espirito Santo

Mato Grosso Do Sul
Federal District (Brasilia)

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at brazil@gac.com

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