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06-Sep-2016

INSTALLATION OF TURBIDITY CURTAINS AT BEDOCK CANAL
Singapore
WITHDRAWAL OF NON-TAX REVENUE (PNBP) NAVIGATION SERVICE FOR VTS
Merak, Indonesia
HOUSTON CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO VESSEL FIRE
Houston, USA
Installation of turbidity curtains at Bedock Canal
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Singapore
From 13 to 19 September, works will be carried out to install turbidity curtains at the mouth of Bedock Canal.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.97, the works will be conducted from 0800 to 1900 hours daily including Sunday – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.899’N / 103 deg. 57.866’E
2) 01 deg. 18.848’N / 103 deg. 57.889’E
3) 01 deg. 18.809’N / 103 deg. 57.803’E
4) 01 deg. 18.871’N / 103 deg. 57.717’EThe work will involve the installation of turbidity curtains. A shore crane assisted by the supply boats will be used to install the turbidity curtains.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 12 (East Control);
and
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Withdrawal of Non-Tax Revenue (PNBP) Navigation Service for VTS
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Merak, Indonesia
The Port of Merak has advised that the Non-Tax Revenue (PNBP) Navigation Service for Merak VTS in the Merak Area and Non-Tax Revenue fees for foreign vesselhave been withdrawn with effect from 1 September 2016.The paid receipt of Non-Tax Revenue VTS is now to be attached to the Sailing Agreement Letter prior to clearance out, the bill note taken to the Merak VTS office and payment made in Port Authority office.For information about operations at Indonesian ports contact PT Andhika GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

Houston Channel closed due to vessel fire
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Houston, USA
The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised that the Houston Ship Channel has been shut to all traffic over a stretch of nearly a mile from the Cargill Facility up to the Cemex Docks following a fire on the Panama-flagged Aframax River late yesterday (Monday) that led to a bunker oil spill.The incident occurred at the Intercontinental Terminals Company at Buffalo Bayou, Texas. A security zone was established in the channel at 12:25 am local time (05:25 GMT) while investigations are carried out. The reopening of the channel will depend on the results of inspections.For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

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