Jubail, Saudi Arabia
|PORT MOVEMENTS SUSPENDED FOR SECOND DAY
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
|HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1
Port Arthur, TX, United States
|Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Jubail, Saudi Arabia|
From 0100 hours local time today (31 May), all port operations for berthing/unberthing of vessels were suspended by Jubail Port Authority due to strong winds and bad weather. The same conditions are currently prevailing at Jubail, with wind speed of 32 knots at the time of reporting.
For information about operations at Jubail contact GAC Saudi Arabia at email@example.com
|Port movements suspended for second day|
|Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Dammam, Saudi Arabia|
|Movements at Dammam Port remain suspended for a second day due to strong winds. Activity was halted at 06.50 hours local time yesterday (30 May).
For information about operations at Dammam contact GAC Saudi Arabia at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hurricane Season begins June 1|
|Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Port Arthur, TX, United States|
|All facilities, vessels, service companies, and organizations in the Port Arthur Captain of the Port Zone should have their hurricane plans completed prior to the beginning of hurricane season.
For vessels 500 gross tons and greater expecting to remain in port during a hurricane, a Heavy Weather Plan and Remaining in Port Checklist must be completed and submitted to MSU Port Arthur at least 72 hours prior to the arrival of gale force winds.
Vessels 500 gross tons and greater in or entering layup status should notify MSU Port Arthur (VTS) for their status and provide necessary information for hurricane season preparation.
From our experience with previous storms, the following recommendations are offered:
The Port Arthur Port Coordination Team (PCT), coordinated by the U. S. Coast Guard, which includes representatives from local facilities, boat operators, pilots, and other federal agencies, will be activated prior to a storm’s arrival and hold daily conference calls before, during and after a storm event.
Hurricane Planning Information, including the Remaining in Port Checklist is available at http://www.uscg.mil/d8/
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at email@example.com)
Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Unit, Port Arthur, Texas, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 002-17 dated May 26, 2017