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15-Mar-2021

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS’ OPERATIONS AT RLC PORT
Ras Laffan, Qatar

CLOSURE OF ONE BIG LOCK
Kiel Canal, Germany

REVISED BERTHING POLICY AND TARIFF STRUCTURE
Mundra, India

SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC
Dardanelles, Turkey

SCHEDULED LANE OUTAGE AT COCOLI LOCKS
Panama Canal, Panama

SUBMARINE CABLE LAYING FROM CHUNG HOM KOK TO WATERS EAST OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT TUEN MUN RIVER CHANNEL
Hong Kong

REVISED TARIFF AND TERMS & CONDITIONS
Kattupalli, India

CLOSURE OF BIG LOCK (UPDATE)
Kiel Canal, Germany

HEALTH REGISTER FORM
Turkey

COVID-19 protocols for offshore supply vessels’ operations at RLC port
Monday, March 15, 2021, Ras Laffan, Qatar

Amendments have been made to the protocols for offshore supply vessels’ operations. The amendments are as follows:

PCR tests on the 6th day in Ras Laffan Port (measured from the time the vessel departed its originating port)
7 days quarantine (measured from the time the vessel departed its originating port) provided all the crew and passengers on board are tested negative
The remaining provisions of the protocol will apply mutatis mutandis to OSVs and other marine craft engaged in operations for Qatar’s Offshore industry.

The changes are effective from 14 March 2021.

For information about operations in Qatar, contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com

Closure of one big lock
Monday, March 15, 2021, Kiel Canal, Germany

The Kiel Canal Authority has advised that one big lock chamber at Kiel is closed due to an incident. Currently, only one big lock is available.

Present waiting times:

Kiel-Holtenau: Up to 4 hours

Brunsbüttel: Up to 3 hours

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

Source: Sartori & Berger- GAC network agent

Revised berthing policy and tariff structure
Monday, March 15, 2021, Mundra, India

A revised berthing policy and tariff structure applicable for vessels calling Mundra port will come into effect from 1 April 2021.

Changes include:

Mineral water charges
Correction in the wording of lay-up berth clause
Correction in the wording of repairing onboard entry permission
Correction in berthing/unberthing guidelines
For details of the new policy and tariffs, as well as information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Suspension of traffic
Monday, March 15, 2021, Dardanelles, Turkey

Vessel traffic at Dardanelles will be suspended on the following days for the Canakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day rehearsals and ceremony on 18 March 2021.

Rehearsals

From 08:00 LT to 12:00 LT on 16 March

From 08:00 LT to 12:00 LT on 17 March

Ceremony

From 10:00 LT to 14:00 LT on 18 March

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Scheduled lane outage at Cocoli Locks
Monday, March 15, 2021, Panama Canal, Panama

From 0800 hours to 1800 hours (10 hours) on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, Cocoli Locks will be out of service for scheduled maintenance.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP Notice to Shipping No. N-7-2021), only the conditional booking slot for the Neopanamax locks will be offered during Period 2 for 30 March. Applications for this slot will be received beginning at 0900 hours on 16 March.

Reserved slots that were awarded prior to the opening of Period 2 and become available after the opening of Period 2, may be reallocated to interested vessels.

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

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No. A-16-2021 dated 12 March 2021

Submarine cable laying from Chung Hom Kok to waters east of Hong Kong
Monday, March 15, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately seven months, submarine cable laying operations will be carried out along the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (AA):
(A) 22° 12.907’ N 114° 12.372’ E
(B) 22° 12.879’ N 114° 12.479’ E
(C) 22° 12.826’ N 114° 12.494’ E
(D) 22° 12.560’ N 114° 12.387’ E
(E) 22° 12.498’ N 114° 12.426’ E
(F) 22° 12.005’ N 114° 12.304’ E
(G) 22° 11.627’ N 114° 12.100’ E
(H) 22° 11.145’ N 114° 12.384’ E
(I) 22° 11.003’ N 114° 12.372’ E
(J) 22° 10.661’ N 114° 12.763’ E
(K) 22° 10.482’ N 114° 12.783’ E
(L) 22° 09.629’ N 114° 13.952’ E
(M) 22° 09.193’ N 114° 14.286’ E
(N) 22° 09.007’ N 114° 14.727’ E
(O) 22° 08.667’ N 114° 14.796’ E
(P) 22° 08.598’ N 114° 15.308’ E
(Q) 22° 08.732’ N 114° 16.449’ E
(R) 22° 08.878’ N 114° 16.622’ E
(S) 22° 09.131’ N 114° 19.028’ E
(T) 22° 09.138’ N 114° 19.931’ E
(U) 22° 09.398’ N 114° 21.097’ E
(V) 22° 09.564’ N 114° 22.632’ E
(W) 22° 09.812’ N 114° 26.797’ E
(X) 22° 10.095’ N 114° 28.013’ E
(Y) 22° 10.488’ N 114° 28.462’ E
(Z) 22° 10.977’ N 114° 29.787’ E
(AA) 22° 11.013’ N 114° 30.147’ E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dumb lighter, one flat-top work barge, one special purpose vessel and three tugboats. 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 lighter and barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter and barge.

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 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 area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the 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.57/2021

Marine site investigation at Tuen Mun River Channel
Monday, March 15, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately four months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out in the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22° 23.187’N 113° 58.228’E
(B) 22° 23.166’N 113° 58.211’E
(C) 22° 23.152’N 113° 58.187’E
(D) 22° 23.121’N 113° 58.160’E
(E) 22° 23.075’N 113° 58.110’E
(F) 22° 23.024’N 113° 58.087’E
(G) 22° 22.974’N 113° 58.062’E
(H) 22° 22.947’N 113° 58.063’E
(I) 22° 22.921’N 113° 58.052’E
(J) 22° 22.901’N 113° 58.055’E
(K) 22° 22.867’N 113° 58.045’E
(L) 22° 22.859’N 113° 58.051’E
M) 22° 22.817’N 113° 58.042’E
(N) 22° 22.811’N 113° 58.046’E

The works will be carried out by two jack-up barges. Two tugboats and two work boats will provide assistance.

Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each 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 locations 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.55/2021

Revised tariff and terms & conditions
Monday, March 15, 2021, Kattupalli, India

The revised tariff and terms & conditions applicable to all vessels arriving at MIDPL, Kattupalli on or after 0001 hours of 1st April 2021 follows.

MOORING CHARGES

  • UOM: Per GT Per VCN
  • Existing tariff: $ 0.0175
  • Revised tariff: $ 0.0350 / Minimum charges: $ 200

PERMISSION FOR USAGE OF OPEN LOOP SCRUBBER IN PORT LIMIT*

  • UOM: Per Permission
  • Revised tariff: $ 280

PERMISSION FOR CARGO HOLD WASHING AND RETENTION ONBOARD WITHIN THE PORT LIMIT

  • UOM: Per Permission
  • Revised tariff: $ 500

PERMISSION FOR LIFEBOAT LOWERING / MANOEUVRE WITHIN PORT LIMITS

  • UOM: Per Activity
  • Revised tariff: $ 100

PORT ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION SAFETY CHARGES

  • UOM: Per MT of Cargo
  • Revised tariff: $ 0.006667
    Cargo will be taken basis custom document.
    For container vessel $0.097338 per TEU.

TRANS-SHIPMENT LADEN FREE DAYS

  • UOM: Free Days
  • Existing tariff: 30 days
  • Revised tariff: 15 days
    Trans-shipment containers will be accepted only when the nomination for the connecting vessel is given.

THC FOR HAZARDOUS & ODC CONTAINERS

  • UOM: Applicable premium in %
  • Existing tariff: 35%
  • Revised tariff: 50%

STORAGE CHARGES FOR HAZARDOUS CONTAINERS

  • UOM: Applicable premium in %
  • Existing tariff: 35%
  • Revised tariff: 50%

REEFER MONITORING CHARGES
20’ container

  • Existing tariff: $ 3.50
  • Revised tariff: $ 5.00
    40’ container
  • Existing tariff: $ 5.75
  • Revised tariff: $ 7.50
    Over 40’ container
  • Existing tariff: $ 7.50
  • Revised tariff: $ 10.00
    The above are taken as per every 4 hours shift

HANDLING OF HATCH COVER AND CONTAINERS ON MPP VESSELS
50% premium will be applicable over and above the standard rates.

NOTES:
1) Declaration by the agency on type of scrubber fitted and mode being used in port.
2) For hybrid scrubber if used in open loop, charges would be applicable.
3) Declaration by agency on type of fuel used in the port limit.
4) Above points will be part of the vessel declaration process & will be incorporated in the next revised edition of BPTS.

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

Source: Adani Ports and Logistics Kattupalli Port Circular no: MIDPL/TC/02/2021 dated 9 March 2021

Closure of big lock (Update)
Monday, March 15, 2021, Kiel Canal, Germany

The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that both big locks are now back in service after an emergency repair of the damaged lock.

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

Source: Sartori & Berger- GAC network agent

Health Register Form
Monday, March 15, 2021, Turkey

An advisory has been issued by Turkey’s Ministry of Health that each person who will embark/visit a vessel must complete an “Entrance Form to Turkey” 72 hours prior to arrival in Turkey.

The person completing the form must state his/her accommodation in Turkey such as hotel, shipyard, etc.

Should there be any changes to flight details, the related person must complete and submit a new form.

For more information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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