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Turkish Straits, Turkey

Construction of quay wall off Tuas Mega Yard
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Singapore

From 5 September 2018 to 28 February 2019, quay wall construction works will be carried out off Tuas Mega Yard.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.086 of 2018 dated 24 August 2018, the works will be conducted between 0700 and 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15·880’N / 103 deg. 36·555’E
2) 01 deg. 15·880’N / 103 deg. 36·592’E
3) 01 deg. 15·668’N / 103 deg. 36·592’E
4) 01 deg. 15·668’N / 103 deg. 36·555’E

The construction of the quay wall involves concrete and piling works.

Harbour craft will not be deployed for the works.

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 22 (Jurong Control);
e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

Victory Day public holiday
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Turkey

All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed for the Victory Day public holiday on Thursday 30 August.

On this day, some ports may be closed or fees for official services (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs) increased by 50%.

Vessels calling at Turkish ports should check in advance and make arrangements for crew changes, spares deliveries, provisions, etc in advance.

GAC Turkey will be on duty during the holiday.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

Tugboat escort costs
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Turkish Straits, Turkey

Tugboat escort costs have been fixed for the LPG carriers, tankers and nuclear carriers passing the Turkish Straits based on their LOA. The new tariffs are effective from 1 September 2018.

LPG vessels with a LOA over 150m will transit the Turkish Straits in daylight. VTS will plan the LPG carriers’ traffic/schedule time together with the present tanker traffic at the Dardanelles and Bosphorus.

For details of the new tariffs and information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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