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Hong Kong
Kiel Canal, Germany
Rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Hong Kong
A rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau will take place on 16 July 2016 (Saturday). About 25 rowing boats and 5 supporting yachts are expected to participate in the event.The event will start at Ma Wan Chung Pier, Lantau Island at 0800 hours on 16 July 2016, through northwest of Sha Lo Wan, thence to Hac Sa Beach, Coloane, Macau.Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the participants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 is mandatory.(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkoing@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.95 of 2016

Maintenance closure
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that New Big South lock at Kiel-Holtenau will be closed for maintenance works from 0800 to 1500 hours local time tomorrow (14 July). The New Big North lock at Kiel-Holtenau will remain in service.(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Port cost increases
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Australia
Port costs at most Australian ports have increased between 2% and 5% with effect from 1 July 2016.For a detailed summary of port costs, with a comparison to last year, or information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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