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Fire onboard cargo vessel
Friday, January 4, 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

A fire-fighting operation is underway after a fire was reported onboard a general cargo vessel in the Kartal Anchorage area, near the Tuzla Shipyard region.

According to the initial reports, the vessel’s crew have evacuated safely. The cause of the fire is unkown.

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

Launch of “eSeaGo” Mobile Application
Friday, January 4, 2019, Hong Kong

From 2 January 2019, a new mobile application “eSeaGo” developed by Marine Department (MD) is available for the public to download free of charge.

The “eSeaGo” app provides a simple and convenient solution for displaying chart information for the Hong Kong waters. Through the use of “eSeaGo” app, users can download chart information provided by the Hydrographic Office of MD and display it in offline mode without Internet connection. When “eSeaGo” app incorporates with mobile device’s positioning function, it will assist sailing in Hong Kong Waters.

The “eSeaGo” app provides contents and information in raster format which should not be used as a substitute for paper charts or electronic navigational charts. The “eSeaGo” app is not designed to be used for navigational purposes or as a substitute for any navigational equipment that is required under applicable regulations or laws.

For more information about the functions of “eSeaGo” app and Quick Response (QR) Code for download “eSeaGo” app in iOS and Android platforms, please visit https://www.hydro.gov.hk/eng/eseago.php.

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

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.2 of 2019 dated 2 January 2019

Channel closed after grounding
Friday, January 4, 2019, New Orleans, United States

The Lower Mississippi River Navigation Channel has been closed after a vessel ran aground today (4 January) at Cubit’s Gap (MM 3.5 AHOP). Tugs are en route.

For further details/updates and information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

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