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Panama Canal, Panama
Melbourne, Australia
Miraflores Locks lane outage
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama
Beginning at 0600 hours on Friday, September 15, 2017, the EAST lane of Miraflores Locks will be out of service for approximately 10 hours due to final adjustments on Miter Gates 104 and 105.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, Condition 1.a for the Panamax locks will be in effect on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 1.a is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The booking slot through the auction process will be available if required.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping A-32-2017 dated 11 September 2017

Yarra River closure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Maintenance works to the services protection over the WAG and GASNET pipelines approximately 100 metres south of Beacons 35 and Beacons 36 will be carried out from around 0800 to 1800 hours on 29 September 2017.

The timing of the Yarra River Closure has been undertaken in consultation with all the key stakeholders to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.

This essential maintenance work will involve diving operations.

To safely manage this operation, closure of the River Yarra to large commercial vessels will be necessary.

Small vessel traffic intending to transit the area should exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the diving operations under reduced speed and under the direction of Melbourne VTS.

For more details, please contact Melbourne VTS on 96449700 or on VHF Channel 12.

(For information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Port of Melbourne Works Advisory Notice dated 8 September 2017

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