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Hong Kong

Suez Canal, Egypt

Seawall reinstatement works at Ap Lei Chau
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Hong Kong

For a period of approximately 10 weeks, 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. 14.360’N / 114 deg. 08.953’E
(B) 22 deg. 14.325’N / 114 deg. 08.917’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.376’N / 114 deg. 08.861’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.404’N / 114 deg. 08.891’E

The works [are being] carried out by one dumb lighter. One tugboat provides assistance.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around the lighter [is] established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

The hours of work [are] from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works [are being] carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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 Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.38 of 2019

Rebates for dry bulk vessels extended
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Suez Canal, Egypt

The Suez Canal Authority has advised that the rebates granted to laden/ballast dry bulk vessels sailing between American and Asian ports will remain in force until the end of 2019 (last permissible date of sailing from origin 31 December).

The rebates were outlined in the Suez Canal Authority’s Circular No.3/2018.

For details of the rebates, and information about operations in the Suez Canal, contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

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