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23-Feb-2017

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS & BANKS CLOSE FOR CARNIVAL
Panama
STORM DORIS REACHES UK SHORES
United Kingdom
Government institutions & banks close for Carnival
Thursday, February 23, 2017, Panama
Due to the upcoming Carnival holidays in Panama, Government institutions including Customs & Immigration will not be working from tomorrow evening (Friday 24 February), and will resume on a special schedule on Wednesday 1 March. Banks will also be closed Monday and Tuesday, and will have special schedule on Wednesday.

As a result, it may not be possible to arrange for spares receipt and clearance, crew visas and Cash to Master during the holiday period.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

Storm Doris reaches UK shores
Thursday, February 23, 2017, United Kingdom
Parts of the UK today (23 February) faced travel disruption as Storm Doris arrived with winds reaching 94mph. Severe weather warnings were issued in some parts of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, and there was snow in higher areas in Scotland.

The storm has had an impact on operations at some ports in parts of the country, as follows:

AVONMOUTH: Cargo discharge operations were suspended this morning, but are expected to resume this afternoon.

LIVERPOOL: The port was closed with all movements cancelled for this morning’s tide (H.W. 09:01 hours). Locally, there were storm force winds of 60+ knots at Stanlow and Tranmere, and 75+ Knots outside at the Pilot station. No movements at the time of writing.
The forecast for tonight’s tide (H.W. 21:29 hours) is that the storm should have ebbed away enough for traffic to start moving again.

For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

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