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Hot Port News from GAC

28-Jan-2021

CONSTRUCTION OF PIERS AND CONCRETE SEGMENTS
Hong Kong

MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

SHORESIDE POWER SYSTEM REDUCES PORT CARBON EMISSIONS
Gothenburg, Sweden

TROPICAL LOW 12U
Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia

NEW RIGHT WHALE SLOW ZONE ANNOUNCED
Boston, United States

INTRODUCTION OF FREE PRATIQUE FEE
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

IMMIGRATION E-VISA FOR JOINERS
Indonesia

JETTY CLOSURE FOR URGENT MAINTENANCE
Haldia, India

Construction of piers and concrete segments
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of piers and concrete segments will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (K):
(A) 22° 17.809’N 114° 15.410’E
(B) 22° 17.732’N 114° 15.462’E
(C) 22° 17.657’N 114° 15.425’E
(D) 22° 17.668’N 114° 15.375’E
(E) 22° 17.701’N 114° 15.381’E
(F) 22° 17.699’N 114° 15.395’E
(G) 22° 17.720’N 114° 15.406’E
(H) 22° 17.737’N 114° 15.405’E
(I) 22° 17.749’N 114° 15.399’E
(J) 22° 17.782’N 114° 15.377’E
(K) 22° 17.800’N 114° 15.406’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including six dumb lighters and three crane barges. Two tugboats and a 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 50 metres around the lighters and barges 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.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The 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 extent of the silt curtain.

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 works 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.18/2021

Marine works at Junk Bay
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately 7 months, marine works involving dredging operation and seawall construction will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (N) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22° 18.079’N 114° 15.439’E
(B) 22° 18.075’N 114° 15.439’E
(C) 22° 18.062’N 114° 15.454’E
(D) 22° 18.025’N 114° 15.416’E
(E) 22° 17.841’N 114° 15.413’E
(F) 22° 17.816’N 114° 15.405’E
(G) 22° 17.809’N 114° 15.410’E
(H) 22° 17.800’N 114° 15.406’E
(I) 22° 17.782’N 114° 15.377’E
(J) 22° 17.802’N 114° 15.363’E
(K) 22° 17.831’N 114° 15.352’E
(L) 22° 17.827’N 114° 15.317’E
(M) 22° 17.841’N 114° 15.316’E
(N) 22° 17.841’N 114° 15.274’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dredger, two hopper barges, five dumb lighters, two tugboats and two work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the dredger, barges and lighters will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger, barges and lighters.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The 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 extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2200 hours including Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works area.

(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.23/2021

Shoreside power system reduces port carbon emissions
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Gothenburg Port Authority has been working for a long time to encourage ships calling at the port to connect to the shoreside power system when at berth instead of keeping their engines running. The shoreside power system is currently undergoing tests at yet another quay, which means that even more ships will be able to connect to shoreside power within a few weeks. There is the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year.

By connecting ships at berth to a shoreside power facility, carbon emissions can be cut substantially, and emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitric oxide can be reduced to a minimum. This solution also offers a quieter port environment and an improved working environment on board.

The busiest quay at the port – Quay 712 at the Ro-Ro Terminal – is currently undergoing final testing of its shoreside power facility. For shoreside power to work it is not enough to have a landside facility – the ship must also be equipped to use the system. The shipping company DFDS is investing heavily in adapting its ships to shoreside power and their vessel Flandria Seaways will be the first to connect to the new facility…

…The next shoreside power project at the port was initiated last year. This time around it is the Energy Port that is being investigated with an eye to installing a future shoreside power facility. The project is unique as the Port of Gothenburg would in that case be the first port in the world to have shoreside power for tankers in a hazardous area.

Planning and implementation are scheduled to take place during 2021, with commissioning scheduled for 2022. The annual reduction in carbon emissions generated by ships connecting to a shoreside power supply is estimated at 2,100 tonnes. The port hopes to be able to spread the concept to other ports and lay the foundation for a standard for shoreside power within hazardous areas…

(For information about operations in Sweden, contact GAC Sweden at sweden@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Port of Gothenburg (www.portofgothenburg.com) press release dated 27 January 2021

Tropical Low 12U
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia

The Ports of Dampier & Port Hedland are currently at Cyclone Stage 1 – Monitor due to Tropical Low 12U which, at 1400 hours local time yesterday (27 January) was located over the southern part of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf in position 14.7S 129.0E.

The system is predicted to track south-westerly and then westerly, moving offshore by Sunday in the Northern Pilbara region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that if Tropical Low 12U moves offshore, conditions will be favourable for it to intensify to a Category 3 tropical cyclone.

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

New right whale Slow Zone announced
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Boston, United States

NOAA Fisheries have announced a new voluntary right whale Slow Zone vessel speed restriction after the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Stellwagen Bank Slocum buoy acoustically detected the presence of right whales 35nm E of Boston, MA on 25 January.

The Boston, MA Slow Zone is in effect through February 9, 2021.

It joins the following voluntary Slow Zone where mariners are requested to avoid or transit at 10 knots or less inside the following areas where persistent aggregations of right whales have been sighted.

E of Boston, MA Slow Zone — in effect through February 9, 2021
42 47 N
42 07 N
069 51 W
070 46 W

SE of Atlantic City, NJ Slow Zone — in effect through February 3, 2021
39 25 N
38 44 N
073 44 W
074 36 W

SE of Nantucket Isl. MA Slow Zone — in effect through January 30, 2021
41 25 N
40 44 N
069 28 W
070 21 W

SE of New York City, NY Slow Zone — in effect through January 30, 2021
40 41 N
40 01 N
073 03 W
073 55 W

E of Atlantic City, NJ Slow Zone — in effect through January 29, 2021
39 47 N
39 07 N
073 31 W
074 22 W

E of Virginia Beach, VA Slow Zone — in effect through January 28, 2021
37 09 N
36 29 N
075 02 W
075 52 W

Learn more at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike.

For recent right whale sightings, visit www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/.

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

Introduction of Free Pratique fee
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

From 1 February, the Port Health Office will start charging a cost sharing fee of $100 for Free Pratique for all international vessels arriving at Dar Es Salaam.

Payment will be made electronically through the Government Electronic Payment Gateway.

For information about operations in Tanzania, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com

Immigration E-Visa for joiners
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Indonesia

From today (28 January) to 8 February, Indonesia’s Directorate Immigration can process E-Visa 211 Express issue (less than two days process).

Andhika GAC have coordinated with the Head of Immigration Airport Soekarno-Hatta to allow crew that have the E-visa 211 in hand to enter the country (double coordination).

Foreign crew must be to quarantined 5 days before going onboard (standby at designated Hotel).

The E-Visa is given for crews to enter Indonesia via CGK Airport, Jakarta, but the flight from crews’ country of origin is the responsibility of your manning/travel agent.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

Jetty closure for urgent maintenance
Thursday, January 28, 2021, Haldia, India

Haldia Oil Jetty-II (HOJ-II) will be shut down tomorrow (29 January) for urgent maintenance. Normal operations of the jetty will resume on and from the day tide tomorrow (30 January).

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

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