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Hong Kong
Panama Canal, Panama
Renaming of Light Buoys
Thursday, May 12, 2016, Hong Kong
From 16 May 2016, the light buoys “A1” and “A2” located in Urmston Road, northwest of Black Point, will be renamed as “CP 9” and “CP 11” respectively. The details are as follows:Positions (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 25.208’N / 113 deg. 53.479’E
(B) 22 deg. 25.740’N / 113 deg. 53.325’ELight buoy “A1” at position (A) will be renamed as “CP 9”.

Light buoy “A2” at position (B) will be renamed as “CP 11”.

(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.55 of 2016

Further postponement of third draft restriction
Thursday, May 12, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
Based on the present level of Gatun Lake and the rainfall projections for the upcoming weeks, the third draft restriction scheduled to become effective May 25, 2016, is postponed until June 6, 2016.Therefore, the maximum authorized transit draft will remain 11.74m (38.5 feet) TFW until June 5, 2016.Effective June 6, 2016, the maximum authorized transit draft will be 11.59m (38.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).

The ACP will continue to monitor the Gatun Lake level in order to adjust for draft restrictions, if necessary, and will announce changes in a timely manner.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Advisory to Shipping No.A-25-2016 dates May 11, 2016

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