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19-Apr-2021

SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT BLACK POINT POWER STATION
Hong Kong

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW JETTY OFF POLICE COAST GUARD BASE (LIM CHU KANG)
Singapore

PROPOSED CONCESSIONAL CHARGES FOR CREW CHANGES
Chennai, India

NEW PILOT & PORT TARIFFS IN FORCE
Gdansk, Poland

HULL CLEANING PERMITTED AT ANCHORAGE
Sohar, Oman

SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT BERTH
Haldia, India

Seawall reinstatement works at Black Point Power Station
Monday, April 19, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately three months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22° 25.012’N / 113° 54.703’E
(B) 22° 25.036’N / 113° 54.675’E
(C) 22° 25.076’N / 113° 54.716’E
(D) 22° 25.051’N / 113° 54.743’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 40 metres around the derrick lighter 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.

A silt curtain fitted with yellow flashing lights will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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.73/2021

Construction of new jetty off Police Coast Guard Base (Lim Chu Kang)
Monday, April 19, 2021, Singapore

From 16 April to 15 October, a new jetty is being constructed off the Police Coast Guard Base (Lim Chu Kang).

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.032 of 2021 dated 16 April 2021, the work is being carried out 0800 to 2200 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01°26·779’N / 103°42·270’E
2) 01°26·834’N / 103°42·339’E
3) 01°26·789’N / 103°42·375’E
4) 01°26·757’N / 103°42·371’E
5) 01°26·736’N / 103°42·377’E
6) 01°26·706’N / 103°42·401’E
7) 01°26·670’N / 103°42·356’E

A new jetty will be installed by using cane barges with the support of tugboats. A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not to enter the work area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);
and
e) Communicate with Jurong Control for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Proposed concessional charges for crew changes
Monday, April 19, 2021, Chennai, India

Concessional vessel related charges on the vessels engaged exclusively in the Crew Change Operations for vessels calling Chennai Port are as follows:

CREW CHANGE AT ANCHORAGE

  • Current charges: Port Dues Concession of 50% as Non-cargo vessel
  • Proposed charges: Port Dues Concession 75% as per SoR 2.1.2.3
  • Benefitted by: vessel
  • Justification: The same concession available to vessels bunkering at anchorage is being extended to the vessel carrying out crew change at anchorage.

ANCHORAGE CHARGES
No charges
No anchorage charges will be levied (until unless they are shifted from berths to Outer Anchorage and re-berthed)

CREW CHANGE AT BERTH

  • Current charges: Port dues concession of 50% as Non-cargo vessel
  • Proposed charges: Port Dues concession 50% as per SoR 2.1.2.2.
  • Benefitted by: vessel
  • Justification: The same concession available to vessels entering the port to take bunkers is being extended to the vessel carrying out crew change at berth.

BERTH HIRE ENTIRE PERIOD OF STAY

  • Current charges: No Berth Hire up to 6 hours. Beyond 6 Hrs. normal Berth hire as applicable to general cargo ships, i.e. SoR 2.3.1.4
  • Proposed charges: Vessel need not have to pay the Berth Hire charges for Non-cargo vessels, i.e. double the rate of normal cargo vessels.

Vessels need not to wait for favourable weather conditions to carry out safe crew change at anchorage.

For further details as well as information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

New pilot & port tariffs in force
Monday, April 19, 2021, Gdansk, Poland

The Port of Gdansk has published new pilot & port tariffs now in effect since 1 April 2021.

For details of the new tariffs, as well as information about operations in Poland, contact GAC Poland at poland@gac.com

Hull cleaning permitted at anchorage
Monday, April 19, 2021, Sohar, Oman

Sohar Industrial Port Co. has advised that underwater hull cleaning is now allowed at Sohar Anchorage.

The following services will therefore be available at Sohar Anchorage:

Hull Cleaning
UWILD Survey
Underwater Repairs
Anchor Recovery
Propel Polishing.
For further details, as well as information about operations at Sohar, contact GAC Oman at shipping.sohar@gac.com

Suspension of operations at berth
Monday, April 19, 2021, Haldia, India

The appropriate authority of HDC, SMP Kolkata have considered shutdown of B/16(o) (erstwhile HOJ-I) for undertaking of refurbishment and maintenance work.

Accordingly, it has been decided that berthing of vessels at B/16(o) will be kept suspended for the period from 20 April to 21 April 2021.

All users of B/16(o) are requested to be guided and plan their vessels accordingly.

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

Source: Haldia Dock Complex Trade Circular dated 19 April 2021

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