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Hot Port News from GAC

06-Nov-2020

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF NORTH POINT
Hong Kong

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT SHEK TSAI WAN, MA WAN
Hong Kong

ACCELERATED TURNAROUND FOR COVID-19 TEST
Bahamas

POST-MAINTENANCE DRAFTS AT BERTHS
Jaigad, India

Marine site investigation off North Point
Friday, November 6, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 1 month, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out in the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22° 17.616’N / 114° 11.816’E
(B) 22° 17.624’N / 114° 11.846’E
(C) 22° 17.645’N / 114° 12.403’E
(D) 22° 17.543’N / 114° 12.619’E

The works will be carried out by one jack-up barge and one work boat. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 20 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of the barge to indicate its position.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.153/2020

Marine site investigation at Shek Tsai Wan, Ma Wan
Friday, November 6, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22° 21.078’N 114° 03.393’E
(B) 22° 21.078’N 114° 03.402’E
(C) 22° 21.070’N 114° 03.402’E
(D) 22° 21.070’N 114° 03.393’E

The works will be carried out by one jack-up barge. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 20 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of the barge to indicate its position.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.152/2020

Accelerated turnaround for COVID-19 test
Friday, November 6, 2020, Bahamas

The results of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test required by the Bahamas Government to conduct crew changes are now available within a 24-hour turnaround.

This new accelerated turnaround time allows for crew change operations to be conducted not only safely but now expeditiously.

(For further details and updates, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Elnet Maritime – GAC agent

Post-maintenance drafts at berths
Friday, November 6, 2020, Jaigad, India

After yearly maintenance of dredging at JSWJPL, the following draft restrictions are applicable per berth with effect from 6 November 2020:

Berth 1 – 17.5 metres

Berth 2 – 17.5 metres

Berth 3A – 17.5 metres

Berth 3B – 14.0 metres

Berth 4A – 13.0 metres

Berth 5 – 14.0 metres (LNG)

Berth 6A – 12.5 metres

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

Source: JSW Jaigarh Port Ltd.

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