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New bulk liquids berth opened
Friday, October 26, 2018, Newcastle, Australia

Mayfield 7 Berth at Newcastle is now open. The berth is owned and operated by Stolthaven Australia Pty Ltd.

Located on the south arm in the south channel of the Hunter River, Mayfield 7 is a dedicated Quay line type, bulk liquids berth. It is capable of berthing and mooring of vessels up to 245mt LOA, 43m beam, and 13.5mt laden draught and 100,000 deadweight tonnes (LR2) to discharge bulk liquids into the precinct.

The berth is also available as a multi-user bulk liquids berth for other operators with vessel as small as 100m LOA.

Berth users must send to Stolthaven the following details of the shipment coming into the Port by e-mail at NewcastleOps@stolt.com at least 14 days prior to the vessel’s arrival at the Port.
– The Tanker Chartering Questionnaire 88 Form for details of vessel, this information will be forwarded to Port Authority of NSW Harbour Master;
– Berth Application Form
– Quantity of products to be discharged;
– Stowage plan of all products on board;
– Expected arrival time of vessel at pilot station;
– Nominated agent for the vessel;
– Signed Acknowledgement of Receipt of Berth Information Handbook.

The Port Authority Harbour Master will review all documentation as to suitability of the ship to enter the Port and berth. Failure to provide all the requested pre-arrival documentation within the required time frame may result in entry to the port and/or berthing being delayed or refused.

For further details and information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Seawall reinstatement works at Tung Wan, Cheung Chau
Friday, October 26, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, seawall reinstatement works [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 12.487’N / 114 deg. 01.926’E
(B) 22 deg. 12.518’N / 114 deg. 01.933’E
(C) 22 deg. 12.503’N / 114 deg. 02.015’E
(D) 22 deg. 12.487’N / 114 deg. 02.012’E

The works [are being] carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat [is providing] assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the derrick lighter [is] established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

The hours of work [are] from 0800 to 1900 hours. No works [is being] carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain fitted with yellow flashing lights is established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

Vessels engaged in the operations display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kog SAR Marine Department Notice No.170 of 2018

Banks & official institutions to close for holiday
Friday, October 26, 2018, Turkey

All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed this coming Monday, 29 October, due a public holiday.

Any arrangements for crew change, spares delivery, provisions, etc, required at Turkish ports on this holiday should be made in good time. Some ports may be closed or increase fees by 50% for official services such as pilotage, towage, mooring, and customs.

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

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