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Hong Kong
Novorossiysk, Russia
Marine works off Pak Mong, Lantau Island
Friday, September 9, 2016, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 12 months, marine works for construction of the southern connection of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (L) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22° 17.981’N / 113° 58.087’E
(B) 22° 18.151’N / 113° 58.163’E
(C) 22° 18.503’N / 113° 57.564’E
(D) 22° 18.518’N / 113° 57.427’E
(E) 22° 18.600’N / 113° 57.454’E
(F) 22° 18.753’N / 113° 57.606’E
(G) 22° 18.732’N / 113° 57.697’E
(H) 22° 18.596’N / 113° 57.669’E
(I) 22° 18.456’N / 113° 57.902’E
(J) 22° 18.354’N / 113° 58.074’E
(K) 22° 18.226’N / 113° 58.287’E
(L) 22° 18.163’N / 113° 58.524’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the northern boundary of the works area at co-ordinates (I) and (J).

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including flat top barges, derrick lighters, crane barges and self-propelled barges at various stages. Some tugboats and some work boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A non-specified channel with a width of about 110 metres is provided for vessels navigating along the Tung Chung buoyed channel to pass through the works area.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

Works will be carried out round-the-clock. Vessels engaged in the works 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

Sheskharis Oil Terminal – increased draft limitation at Pier 6
Friday, September 9, 2016, Novorossiysk, Russia
According to information from the Harbour Master of Novorossiysk Port (Order Nr IP-32-p dated 08/09/16), the draft limit for tankers at Pier 6 has been increased from 12.5 to 12.8 meters.The main restrictions/requirements at Pier 6 are as follows:

Berthing: Starboard side

DWT Min/Max: 15000-65000 mt

Vessel’s beam: Max 32 m (up to 42 m with special permission)

Draught at loading condition: 12.8 m

Max L.O.A. 245 m

Berth length: 228 m

Minimum freeboard: 2.5 m

Parallel body length: No limit

Cargo handled: Crude oil, fuel oil, gasoil, diesel oil


For further details about Sheskharis oil terminal and operations in Russia, contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

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