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Hot Port News from GAC

26-Jun-2019

YACHT RACES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU
Hong Kong

MARINE WORKS INSIDE EX-WAN CHAI PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA BASIN
Hong Kong

VESSEL TRAFFIC SUSPENSION DUE TO YACHT RACE
Bosphorus, Turkey

HIGH WATER OPERATIONS RESTRICTIONS
Lower Mississippi River, United States

CONTROLLING DRAFTS
Lower Mississippi River, United States

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS
Lower Mississippi River, United States

Yacht Races between Hong Kong and Macau
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Hong Kong

Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau will take place on 29 June 2019 (Saturday) and 1 July 2019 (Monday). About 18 sailing boats are expected to participate in the races.

The outbound trip from Hong Kong to Macau will start at 1000 hours on 29 June 2019 in an area east of Cheung Chau. It will follow a south-westerly route through the southern boundary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, thence to Macau.

The return trip from Macau to Hong Kong will start at 1100 hours on 1 July 2019. It will follow a route through south of Dazhi Zhou and to complete the race at a position south of Shek Kwu Chau.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the racing routes should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(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. 104 of 2019

Marine Works inside Ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area Basin
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, marine works involving material filling and leveling will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (B) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 17.054’N / 114 deg. 10.909’E

(B) 22 deg. 17.040’N / 114 deg. 10.853’E

The works will be carried out by three derrick lighters and two hopper barges. Two tugboats and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each lighter and barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters and barges.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. Each silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extents of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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

This Notice is an extension of the Marine Department Notice No. 39 of 2019.

(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. 107 of 2019

Vessel traffic suspension due to yacht race
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Bosphorus, Turkey

Vessel traffic at Bosphorus will be suspended on 29 June 2019, from 11:00 hours to 18:00 hours (local time), due to a yacht race.

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

High Water Operations Restrictions
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Lower Mississippi River, United States

NOBRA

All vessel travel, northbound and southbound, on the entire NOBRA route between Mile 88.0 AHP and Mile 234.0 AHP shall be daylight only.

A vessel underway prior to the expiration of daylight or other unexpected overriding river condition may continue its intended destination or a safe alternative.

This procedure shall remain in effect until further notice.

CRPPA

High river advisories to River Pilots

8 ft River Carrolton Gauge

Below 8 ft maximum length for general anchorage: 500ft
8ft and above maximum length for general anchorage: 600ft
Head downs (daylight only)
Stern first Chalmette Slip (daylight only)
12ft River Carrolton Gauge

Any mooring operating requiring a line boat (daylight only)
Chalmette Slip (daylight only) two tractor tugs; no stern first
No head downs
15ft River Carrolton Gauge

Only the lower set of dockside buoys shall be utilised
Barge tiers in area of headline buoy should be no more than 2 barges wide while vessel is anchoring
Vessels are required to maintain Pilot on board 24/7 until vessel will stay in position without tug, steering or engine assistance
16ft River Carrolton Gauge

Vessel draft in excess of 30ft or greater and pilot ordered after 1600 hrs and fog predicted: minimum one assist tug required
At 12-mile anchorage effective river stage is 15’ or greater on the Carrolton Gauge

1000’ spacing between ships from Stolthaven down
Maximum draft 30’ from Stolthaven down
Fed Pilots

As a result of the Carrolton Gauge reading 12’ and continuing to rise, The Federal Pilots are implementing the following operational restrictions immediately.

All mooring operations requiring a mooring line boat will be conducted during daylight hours only. Normal mooring operations will resume once the Carrolton Gauge reaches 12’ and falling.
For purposes of determining daylight, the offices times of sunrise and sunset shall be used.
For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Source: Louisiana Maritime Association

Controlling Drafts
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Lower Mississippi River, United States

CRPPA Draft Restriction

Safe navigation recommendations: 44’ft maximum draft

BAR Pilot

Effective 26 June 2019, at 10.00 am, local, the maximum recommended freshwater draft for SWP will be 42’.

Federal Pilots

Due to the latest ACOE soundings, deteriorating conditions and lack of awardable hopper dredge contracts; the Federal Pilots of Louisiana recommend a maximum freshwater draft of 42’ for transit between Southwest Pass Seabuoy and Venice effective immediately.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Source: Louisiana Maritime Association

Fireworks Displays
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Lower Mississippi River, United States

There are several Firework Displays scheduled for the Fourth of July affecting area waterways. Those Safety Zones affecting LMR Navigation are listed here.

L’Auberge Casino Fireworks

Date and time: July 4, 2019 from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 216.5 to 217.5 AHP, Baton Rouge, LA
Designated representative: USCG MSU Baton Rouge, VHF-FM Channel 16
Go 4th on the River

Date and time: July 4, 2019 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 94.3 to MM 95.3 AHP, New Orleans, LA
Designated representative: USCG Station New Orleans, VHF-FM Channel 16
WBRZ-TV Fireworks Display

Date and time: July 4, 2019 from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 228.8 to 230, above Head of Passes.
Designated representative: USCG MSU Baton Rouge, VHF-FM Channel 16.
All vessels are prohibited from entering these safety zones unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Source: Louisiana Maritime Association

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