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REBATE FOR DRY BULK VESSELS
Suez Canal, Egypt
DREDGING IN TUEN MUN TYPHOON SHELTER
CHRISTMAS BOAT LIGHT PARADE
Rebate for dry bulk vessels
Friday, November 15, 2019, Suez Canal, Egypt
Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular No. 3/2017 and the periodical related to it, concerning laden or ballast “Dry Bulk” vessels; operating between “Republic of South Africa” ports and “Mediterranean Sea” and “Black Sea” ports, shall remain in force till the 30 June 2020 (the last permissible sailing date from origin port is 30 June 2020).
A Supplementary Periodical to Circular No. 3/2018 on 11/11/2019 states:
Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular no. 3/2018 concerning the rebate granted to (Laden/Ballast) Dry Bulk Vessels; operating between Americas’ ports and Asian ports, shall remain in force till 30 June 2020 (the last permissible sailing date from origin port is 30 June 2020).
For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at email@example.com
Dredging in Tuen Mun Typhoon Shelter
Friday, November 15, 2019, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F):
(A) 22 deg. 22.652’N / 113 deg. 58.548’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.574’N / 113 deg. 58.510’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.399’N / 113 deg. 58.618’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.348’N / 113 deg. 58.401’E
(E) 22 deg. 22.325’N / 113 deg. 58.348’E
(F) 22 deg. 22.518’N / 113 deg. 58.249’E
The works will be carried out by three derrick lighters and two split hopper barges. Three tugboats and one work boat will provide assistance.
A working area of approximately 15 metres around each working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.
A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established beside each derrick lighter. Yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.
The hours of work will be from 0800 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.
Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.182 of 2019
Christmas Boat Light Parade
Friday, November 15, 2019, Singapore
A Christmas Boat Light Parade will take place in Cruise Bay between 1945 and 2130 hours local time on 17 November.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.113 of 2019 dated 15 November 2019, the parade will follow a designated route with the following way-points:
1) 01 deg. 15.649’N / 103 deg. 48.397’E
2) 01 deg. 15.649’N / 103 deg. 49.172’E
3) 01 deg. 15.555’N / 103 deg. 49.339’E
4) 01 deg. 15.709’N / 103 deg. 49.339’E
5) 01 deg. 15.680’N / 103 deg. 49.200’E
6) 01 deg. 15.680’N / 103 deg. 48.397’E
The craft will exhibit the appropriate local and international night signals.
During the parade, the craft will be moving at a maximum speed of 6 knots and sail boats will operate under power along the designated route. Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft and vessels of the boat parade.
When inside Cruise Bay, mariners are reminded to:
a) Maintain a proper lookout;
b) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;
c) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 05 (Cruise Bay Control);
d) Communicate with Cruise Bay Control on VHF Channel 05 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at email@example.com