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Hong Kong
Suez Canal, Egypt
Marine Site Investigation off Hong Kong International Airport
Thursday, July 14, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 4 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (L) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.438’N / 113 deg. 53.766’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.369’N / 113 deg. 53.311’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.541’N / 113 deg. 53.240’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.894’N / 113 deg. 53.642’E
(E) 22 deg. 18.949’N / 113 deg. 53.811’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.228’N / 113 deg. 53.719’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.889’N / 113 deg. 52.596’E
(H) 22 deg. 19.402’N / 113 deg. 52.414’E
(I) 22 deg. 20.312’N / 113 deg. 55.377’E
(J) 22 deg. 19.698’N / 113 deg. 55.598’E
(K) 22 deg. 19.558’N / 113 deg. 56.215’E
(L) 22 deg. 19.292’N / 113 deg. 56.305’EThe works will be carried out by two jack-up barges and three flat top barges. Some tugboats and work boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.A working area of approximately 25 meters around each jack-up barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each barge to indicate the position of the barge.

A working area of approximately 100 meters around each flat top 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 barges.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.98 of 2016 dated 13 July 2016

Amended reduction of transit tolls for container vessels
Thursday, July 14, 2016, Suez Canal, Egypt
The Suez Canal Authority has issued an amendment to its Circular No.2/2016, announcing that container ships coming from the east coast of America and heading for certain Asian ports are granted a reduction of transit tolls.Container ships coming from the port of Norfolk and ports north of it, and headed for Port Kelang and its eastern ports, are granted a reduction of 45%.Those coming from the ports south of Norfolk, headed for Port Kelang and its eastern ports are granted a reduction of 65%.

Container ships coming from ports south of Norfolk, and headed for Colombo and ports east of it up to Port Kelang, are granted a reduction of 55%.

Reduction rates shall be calculated only from the applicable transit tolls as per the table of duties + additional dues of extra tiers of containers.

For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

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