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01-Sep-2016

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE HURRICANE CONDITION REPORT
Louisiana, USA
HURRICANE GASTON CONDITION REPORT
Azores, Atlantic
TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT HURRICANE CONDITION REPORT
Louisiana, USA
PORT STATUS YANKEE SET
Mobile, USA
TROPICAL STORM HERMINE (UPDATE 1 SEPTEMBER)
Florida, USA
TRANSIT TRAFFIC RESUMED AFTER ENGINE FAILURE
Bosphorus, Turkey
TEMPORARY OBSTRUCTION OF THE MOBILE RIVER
Mobile, USA
Tropical Depression Nine Hurricane Condition Report
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Louisiana, USA
Tropical Depression Nine is located 420 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida and has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. Tropical Depression Nine has been nearly stationary overnight, but is expected to move to the north and northeast today into Thursday. It is expected to make landfall to the east of Apalachicola on Thursdayevening before moving across southern Georgia and lower South Carolina Friday. 

For further details about the depression or information about operations in the USA, contact GAC USA at usa@gac.om

Hurricane Gaston Condition Report
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Azores, Atlantic
Hurricane Gaston is a major hurricane located over 1300 miles west of the Azores and will move to the east-north-east over the next several days. It may affect the Azores in three days.For further details about Hurricane Gaston or information about operations in the Americas, contact the GAC USA Hub Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com

Tropical Depression Eight Hurricane Condition Report
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Louisiana, USA
Tropical Depression Eight is located about 85 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras and is moving to the northeast at 7 mph with maximum winds of 35 mph. It will likely become a tropical storm later today as it moves away from the East Coast of the U.S.For further details about the depression or information about operations in the USA, contact GAC USA atusa@gac.com

Port status YANKEE set
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Mobile, USA
As Tropical Depression Nine continues to develop and is expected to become a tropical storm, Port Status YANKEE has been set for the Mobile Captain of the Port (COTP) Area of Responsibility (AOR).The system appears to be moving north/northeast and is expected to remain at tropical storm strength as it approaches landfall. Current models suggest that Tropical Depression Nine could make landfall or impact the Mobile AOR.

At this time all waterways in the Mobile AOR are open to all traffic. It is expected that Tropical Depression Nine could affect all waterways from mile marker 222 to mile marker 375 (Ft Walton Beach, FL to Carrabelle, FL) of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway and the Port of Panama City.

For further details or information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

Tropical storm Hermine (update 1 September)
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Florida, USA
The center of Hermine will approach the northwest Florida coast in the warning area on Thursday afternoon. Hurricane conditions are possible over portions of the hurricane watch area beginning Thursday afternoon.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area by early tomorrow (Friday 2 September).The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.

For further details about Tropical Storm Hermine or information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA atusa@gac.com

Transit traffic resumed after engine failure
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Bosphorus, Turkey
Transit traffic in the Bosphorus resumed last night (31 August) after the suspension yesterday afternoon due to a vessel suffering engine failure.  The vessel was able to complete her northdown transit, with an escort.For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Temporary obstruction of the Mobile River
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Mobile, USA
There will be a partial blockage of the Mobile River on or about Friday, September 2, 2016 from approximately 0900 until 1500 in the Mobile River in the vicinity of World Marine Shipyard to facilitate the shifting of a drydock and launching of a barge.During the operations, there will be limited passing of vessels in that location.

There may be times during the operations that vessels can proceed at a slow bell in that vicinity but only after agreement from the on scene Harbor Pilots. The Harbor Pilots will be conducting the movement of the drydock and they can be reached on channel 13 or 65 VHF/FM to arrange for passing arrangements, if deemed possible.

The Contact person for World Marine Shipyard is Mr. Charles Rodrick and can be reached at (251) 455-9873.  Contact this office if you have additional questions.

This notice is cancelled October 1, 2016.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: Alabama State Port Authority Harbormaster Notice to Shipping No.08-16 dated 1 September 2016

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