|PORT STATUS UPDATE: 26 APRIL 2016
|MARINE WORKS NORTH OF CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
|SELECTION OF FIRST VESSEL TO TRANSIT EXPANDED CANAL
Panama Canal, Panama
|UNDERWATER INSPECTION OFF TANAH MERAH & CHANGI EAST
|TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VESSEL SHIPPING CARRYING COAL TO PHILIPPINES
|Port status update: 26 April 2016|
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Mukalla, Yemen|
|Officials at the port of Mukalla expect operations to resume today, after the Southern Resistance retook the city from AQAP yesterday (25 April).For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Marine works north of Convention & Exhibition Centre|
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Hong Kong|
|For approximately 3 months, marine works involving removal of silt screen will be carried out (north of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre) within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.066’N / 114 deg. 10.320’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.123’N / 114 deg. 10.340’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.123’N / 114 deg. 10.420’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.081’N / 114 deg. 10.420’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick barge. One tug boat and one work boat will provide assistance.
A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.
The hours of work will be round the clock.
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 email@example.com)
Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 47 of 2016 dated 26 April 2016
|Selection of first vessel to transit expanded Canal|
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama|
|The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces the procedure for the selection of the vessel for the inaugural transit through the new locks of Agua Clara and Cocoli on June 26, 2016.
(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.
Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-20-2016 dated April 22, 2016
|Underwater inspection off Tanah Merah & Changi East|
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Singapore|
|Underwater inspection work is underway off Tanah Merah and Changi East and will continue until 31 May 2016.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.39 of 2016, the works are being conducted between 0700 and 1900 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holiday – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
WORKING AREA A
WORKING AREA B
WORKING AREA C
The underwater inspection will be carried out by a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) tethered to the survey boat. The ROV will be launched and recovered by the survey boat.
Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day signal.
When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Temporary suspension of vessel shipping carrying coal to Philippines|
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Samarinda, Indonesia|
|The Ministry of Transportation at Samarinda has advised that sailing of ships carrying coal from the port to the Philippines has been suspended, following recent piracy incidents.Since mid-March, piracy incidents have been reported for ships sailing between Banjarmasin and the Philippines, and the Philippines to Tarakan North Kalimantan.
The suspension will apply until the security condition of the area is conducive.
Meanwhile, vessels sailing to the Philippines are urged to exercise increased vigilance. Master/Owners of Indonesian-flagged vessels sailing to/from or passing the Philippines are encouraged to prepare and stamped statement letter. While in Philippines water, supervision and vigilance should be increased in line with the provisions of the ISPS Code.
For further details and information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC Indonesia email@example.com