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Mundra, India
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, USA
Hay Point, Australia
Revision of anchorage charges
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Mundra, India
The Port has decided to revise the existing rate for anchorage charges. The present anchorage charge is 0.0003125 USD/Hour/GT. This is being revised to 0.000625 USD/Hour/GT for all vessels anchoring within Mundra Port Limits.The new anchorage rates will also be used for fixing anchorage charges for vessels calling Mundra Port only for the purpose of repairs or for availing other services. Anchorage charges will be computed from the time of vessel dropping anchor til the time the Pilot boards the vessel for her berthing.This Trade Notice and the rates are not applicable to vessels which are governed by individual long-term Marine Services Contract and SPM vessels which will be charged as per their contract.

This Trade Notice will come into effect for vessels arriving on or after 0001 hrs on 1 December 2015.

(For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Source: Adani Ports and SEZ LTD Trade Notice No.09/2015 dated 15 October 2015

Bridge inspections
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, USA
Inspections of the William V. Roth Jr. Bridge are being conducted until 13 November; from 0700 to 1500 on the southbound span and from 0900 to 1700 on the northbound span.Snooper trucks will operate from the bridge extending their platforms approximately 10 feet below the bottom portions of the bridge span during the hours of operation. Snooper truck platforms will be elevated to a safe zone to allow vessels to transit through the bridge.A safety boat will be used in the waterway beneath the bridge during inspection of the main span on October 23, 26, and 30, 2015.

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

Amended port navigation depths
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Hay Point, Australia
The design and actual navigation depths below port datum for Hay Point departure channel and berths, Lowest Astronomical Tide, as of Tuesday, 20 October 2015, are as follows:HPS Berth No.1
Design Depth (Metres): 16.6
Actual Depth (Metres): 16.4HPS Berth No.2
Design Depth (Metres): 16.7
Actual Depth (Metres): 16.8

HPS Berth No.3
Design Depth (Metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (Metres): 18.6*

DBCT Berth No.1
Design Depth (Metres): 19.6
Actual Depth (Metres): 17.8

DBCT Berth No.2
Design Depth (Metres): 19.6
Actual Depth (Metres): 17.7

DBCT Berth No.3
Design Depth (Metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (Metres): 17.5

DBCT Berth No.4
Design Depth (Metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (Metres): 17.4

*New or revised entry

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland Notice to Mariners 322(T) of 2015

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