|MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF TIT CHAM CHAU
|LOCKS LANE OUTAGES FOR MITER GATE REPAIRS
Panama Canal, Panama
|PORT OPERATIONS CONTINUE DESPITE FLOODING
|Marine site investigation off Tit Cham Chau|
|Friday, May 20, 2016, Hong Kong|
|For approximately 6 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out 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. 16.009’N / 114 deg. 16.773’E
(B) 22 deg. 15.971’N / 114 deg. 16.885’E
(C) 22 deg. 15.614’N / 114 deg. 16.719’E
(D) 22 deg. 15.760’N / 114 deg. 16.585’EThe works will be carried out by two flat top barges and one jack-up barge. One tug boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres around the flat top barges will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.
The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside 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.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.59 of 2016 dated 17 May 2016
|Locks lane outages for Miter Gate repairs|
|Friday, May 20, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama|
|Beginning at 2200 hours on Monday, May 23, 2016, until 2200 hours on Friday, May 27, 2016, (4 days), the EAST lane of Miraflores Locks will be out of service in order to perform scheduled dry chamber seal repairs on Miter Gates 104-105, 112-113, 116-117, and 120-121.Also, concurrent outages will take place at Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks as follows:
As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, Condition 2 will be in effect from Tuesday, May 24, 2016, until Friday, May 27, 2016.
Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available for supers will be reduced during this period to one for each direction, whereas the JIT slots for regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one for each direction. The booking slot available through the auction process, as well as the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, will continue to be offered during this period.
(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-27-2016 dated 19 May 2016
|Port operations continue despite flooding|
|Friday, May 20, 2016, Sri Lanka|
|Operations at Sri Lankan ports are continuing, despite the severe floods the island nation has experienced this week.Recent flooding and landslides has caused widespread disruption and an estimated 200, 000 people have been displaced as a result. Rains are expected to continue over the coming days.Operations at the country’s ports are largely unaffected as they are outside the worst hit areas. However, Colombo’s Harbour Master has appealed for understanding and patience with regard to vessel movement delays, adding that to protect life and the safety of port and vessels, pilotage would be disrupted from time to time.
GAC Sri Lanka has made additional arrangements to adjust the time allocated for road transport related to pick-ups and drop-off times, with road transports and time allocated to airport drop-offs.
For information about operations in Sri Lanka contact GAC Sri Lanka at email@example.com