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Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
World Holidays: 27 November-10 December 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016, Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Mon 28 Nov – Congo Republic Day
Wed 30 Nov – St Andrew’s Day (Scotland)
Wed 30 Nov – Martyr’s Day (UAE)
Wed 30 Nov – Yemen Independence Day
Wed 30 Nov – Bonifacio Day (Philippines)
Thu 1 Dec – Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Fri 2 Dec – UAE National Day
Mon 5 Dec – HM The King’s Birthday (Thailand)
Tue 6 Dec – Finland Independence Day
Fri 9 Dec – Tanzania Independence Day
Sat 10 Dec – Thailand Constitution DayFor information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at http://gac.com/gac-worldwide

Heavy rain and flooding causing disruption
Saturday, November 26, 2016, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Serious ongoing weather is causing disruption in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Severe rainfall yesterday (25 November) has resulted in localised flooding in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom, making driving conditions hazardous in some places.For now, ports report that they are continuing to operate ‘as normal’, but the situation is being followed closely and any updates will be given as soon as available. GAC Saudi Arabia staff are monitoring driving conditions and launch vessel operations, and will only proceed to operate in line with suitable and safe weather conditions. Drivers have been requested reduce speed when traveling to/from vessels and project worksites and to exercise caution throughout.The rain is forecast to continue until at least until tomorrow (Sunday 27 November).

For information about operations in Saudi Arabia contact GAC Saudi Arabia at shipping.dammam@gac.com

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