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30 May 2018

Mobile, United States

Port Kembla, Australia

Shore protection works near Senoko fishery port
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Singapore

From 1 June to 30 October, shore protection works will be carried out in the East Johor Strait near Senoko fishery port.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.054 of 2018, the work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 1 deg. 27.544’N / 103 deg. 47.183’E
2. 1 deg. 27.514’N / 103 deg. 47.233’E
3. 1 deg. 27.573’N / 103 deg. 47.247’E
4. 1 deg. 27.549’N / 103 deg. 47.200’E

The works will involve the construction of outfall and revetment structures. Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

Craft involved in the works 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 and not to enter the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and 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

Post-storm port status back to normal
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Mobile, United States

The Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile has returned the entire COTP Mobile to Port Status NORMAL.

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin 08-18 dated 29 May 2018

Anchorage closed due to adverse weather
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia

Due to adverse weather the anchorage at Port Kembla is closed to shipping from 1200 today (30 May). All vessels are instructed to return to sea and remain at least 12NM off the coast.

The port remains open to shipping movements. Vessels alongside must adhere to additional conditions in place, which may include but not be limited to:
– extra lines
– anchors ready to be let go or lowered to the seabed if necessary
– ramp positioning for PCCs
– tugs on standby at the discretion of the Master, and without waiting for instruction from Port Kembla VTIC or Harbour Master.

For information about operations at Australia ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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