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Cape Lambert, Australia

Calaca, Philippines


Haldia, India

Tropical Cyclone Claudia
Monday, January 13, 2020, Cape Lambert, Australia

Due to the approach of Tropical Cyclone Claudia, the Cape Lambert Harbour Master has cleared all berths. Vessels arriving to anchorage will be directed to drop anchor 5 – 7 nautical miles ENE of the C1 buoy. Based on current weather advice, the port plans to start berthing vessels again on Wednesday morning (15 January).

The Category 3 intensity system is currently offshore to the north of the Kimberley, within 45 km of 16.1 deg. South, 117.2 deg. East, 520 km north of Karratha and 490 km north northwest of Port Hedland. It is moving west-southwest at 29 km per hour and is forecast to continue to move in a general westerly direction.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Claudia has sustained winds near the centre of 130 km per hour with wind gusts to 185 km per hour.

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

Berthed vessels shifted to anchorage as volcanic activity continues
Monday, January 13, 2020, Calaca, Philippines

Calaca Industrial Seaport Corp’s Terminal Port Manager have advised that as of 01.34 hours local time today (13 January), all vessels at berth have been shifted to anchorage due to the series of volcanic earthquakes in the area.

Volcanic ashfall is expected today in the area, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvos).

Vessels are advised to stay at anchorage until further advice.

For more details and the latest updates, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com

Taal volcanic eruption update
Monday, January 13, 2020, Philippines

After a brief waning of activity following lava fountaining in the early hours of today (13 January), Taal’s eruption resumed with weak sporadic lava fountaining and hydrovolcanic activity at the Main Crater, generating steam-laden plumes approximately 2km tall.

Since the last update, heavy ashfall from the ongoing eruptions of Taal has been reported southwest of the volcano island in Cuenca, Lemery, and Taal, Batangas.

The Philippine Seismic Network has recorded a total of 144 volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region since 13:00 hours local time yesterday (12 January), 44) of which were felt in Tagaytay City, Alitagtag, Lemery, Santo Tomas, and Talisay, Batangas. Such intense seismic activity probably signifies continuous magma intrusion which may lead to further eruptions.

The total evacuation of the volcano island and high-risk areas within the 14-km radius is being urged and enforced.

For further details and the latest updates, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com

HMC operational again
Monday, January 13, 2020, Haldia, India

The HMC at Haldia Berth No 13 that had been taken out of service due to technical problems in early December is now ready for operations since 10 January.

For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

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