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Hot Port News from GAC


Panama Canal, Panama


Beaumont, United States

Increase of maximum draft
Thursday, September 19, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama

Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority has announced that until further notice the maximum authorised draft allowed for vessels transiting through the Neopanamax locks is 14.02 meters (46.0 feet) TFW.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC Panama at operations.panama@gac.com

Prohibition of vessels
Thursday, September 19, 2019, Singapore

Pursuant to Reg 45 (2) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, the Port Master hereby prohibits all vessels from transiting, anchoring or remaining in the demarcated area off Marina Barrage. This prohibition shall take effect on Sunday, 22 September 2019 from 1800 hours to 2300 hours.

The demarcated area is shown in the Appendix and bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17.786’N / 103 deg. 54.095’E
2) 01 deg. 17.450’N / 103 deg. 54.390’E
3) 01 deg. 15.960’N / 103 deg. 52.570’E
4) 01 deg. 16.447’N / 103 deg. 52.084’E

Vessels currently anchored within the demarcated area are required to relocate to an alternate anchorage as directed by the Port Master, by 22 September 2019, 0001hrs.

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.089 of 2019

Channel closure
Thursday, September 19, 2019, Beaumont, United States

Sabine Ship Channel was closed at 0400 hours local time today (19 September) due to local flooding/heavy rain from Tropical Storm Imelda.

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

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