|CONTINUOUS OPERATION OF TEMPORARY WIND MONITORING STATION
|INCREASE IN MAXIMUM BEAM FOR VESSELS IN NEOPANAMAX LOCKS
Panama Canal, Panama
|Continuous operation of temporary wind monitoring station|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Hong Kong|
|A temporary wind monitoring station which has been established southwest of Lamma Island for collecting wind data will continue to operate for a period of approximately one year.
The station is a large offshore platform. The particulars of the station and its aids to navigation are as follows:
Aids to Navigation of the Station
Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth from the station.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.66 of 2018
|Increase in maximum beam for vessels in Neopanamax Locks|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama|
|After nearly two years of successful operations at the Neopanamax locks, the Panama Canal Authority is pleased to announce an increase in the maximum allowable beam for vessels transiting these locks.
Effective June 1, 2018, the maximum beam for commercial and non-commercial vessels acceptable for regular transits in the Neopanamax locks, measured at the outer surface of the shell plate and all protruding structures below the lock walls, is 51.25 meters (168.14 feet).
(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.
Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No. A-11-2018