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South Africa
Protests expected
Thursday, April 6, 2017, South Africa
Protests and planned marches are expected to take place in all major cities throughout South Africa tomorrow, Friday 7April.

In the interest of safety for its staff, GAC South Africa has decided to close all its offices for the day. Emails will be monitored closely and office telephones will be diverted to the agent(s) on duty.

Please feel free to contact Managers directly if necessary:

Cape Town / Port Elizabeth / Mossel Bay / Ngqura
Morne Van Vuuren
+27 78 801 9124

Durban / East London
Leo Branders
+27 83 631 1855

Richards Bay
Evan Olivier
+27 72 604 4937

Saldanha Bay
Patrick Power
+27 83 639 9985

For information about operations at South African ports contact GAC South Africa at shipping.capetown@gac.com

Removal of Shell’s Woodlands North Jetty & cargo pipelines
Thursday, April 6, 2017, Singapore
Work to remove Shell’s Woodlands North Jetty and cargo pipelines is underwayt and will continue until 1 October.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.53 of 2017, the works are being carried out between 0800 and 1800 hours, Mondays to Fridays only, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 27.065’N / 103 deg. 46.560’E
2) 01 deg. 27.138’N / 103 deg. 46.492’E
3) 01 deg. 27.233’N / 103 deg. 46.590’E
4) 01 deg. 27.137’N / 103 deg. 46.676’E

The removal work will be carried out by crane barges, piling barges and work barges, which will be assisted by a tug boat. The piling barges and crane barges will be held in position by 4 anchors.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other vessels of the work.

Craft 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 of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

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