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Bosphorus, Turkey

Queensland, Australia

Traffic suspension for sailing & swimming events
Monday, May 13, 2019, Bosphorus, Turkey

Vessel traffic at Bosphorus will be suspended due to the following sailing and swimming events ib the coming summer months:

MASS Brotherhood Cup
– Location: Buyukdere Bay to Anadolu Hisarı
– Date and time of suspension: 25 May, from 12:00 to 17:00 hours local time

– Location: Buyukdere Bay to Bebek
– Date & time of supension: 5 July, from 11:00 to 16:00 hours local time

Samsung Bosphorus Swimming Race
– Location: Buyukdere Bay to Kabatas to Anadolu Hisarı
– Date & time of suspension: 21 July, from 12:00 to 17:00 hours local time

Bosphorus Cup
– Location: Cengelkoy to Marmara Sea to Canakkalle Strait
– Date & time of suspension: 28 September, from 13:00 hours local time. Starting at Cengelkoy point in the Bosphorus, to be confirmed whether if it will also affect the Canakkale Strait

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Tropical Cyclone Ann
Monday, May 13, 2019, Queensland, Australia

A Tropical Cyclone has formed in the Coral Sea and is forecast to make landfall (as a Low) in the region of Lockhart River on Wednesday 15 May.

All future berthing at Cape Flattery is postponed until the track of the cyclone is confirmed and the threat has passed. Indications are that Thursday will be the earliest for a vessel to berth and it may even be the weekend before conditions suitable.

There are currently there are no closures to the Ports of Townsville, Cairns, Weipa, Lucinda and Mourilyan.

At 0400 hours AEST, Tropical Cyclone Anna was a Category 2 cyclone with sustained winds near the centre of 95km per hour and gusts to 130km per hour, located within 110km of 15.8 deg. South / 155.7 deg. East, 1,070 km east of Cairns and 1,120 km east of Cooktown and moving west northwest at 24 km per hour.

Ann is expected to continue to move in a north-westerly direction as a low-end category 2 system before beginning a weakening trend later today (13 May).
The system poses no direct threat to the Queensland coast at this time.

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

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