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Hot Port News from GAC

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05-May-2021

NEW PROCEDURES FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ARRIVALS
Pakistan

FURTHER TRAVEL PERMITTED, CURFEW REMAINS
France

CLASS 1 GOODS LICENCE APPROVED FOR OUTER HARBOUR NORTH TERMINAL
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

BREAKWATER SECTOR LIGHT REINSTATED
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

TESTING FOR VESSELS ARRIVING FROM BRAZIL, INDIA & SOUTH AFRICA
Djibouti

UPDATED COVID-19 REGULATIONS
Taiwan

PRE-REQUISITES FOR VESSELS WITH DRAFT OF 14.20M
Tuticorin, India

New procedures for international flight arrivals
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Pakistan

To curb the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan, new procedures for international passengers, chartered & private aircraft flight operations to Pakistan have come into force from today (5 May) until further orders.

International travel to Pakistan from the below Category C countries is banned and only allowed subject to exemption by committee:

  1. Botswana
  2. Brazil
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Comoros
  6. Eswatini
  7. Ghana
  8. India
  9. Kenya
  10. Lesotho
  11. Malawi
  12. Mozambique
  13. Peru
  14. Rwanda
  15. Seychelles
  16. Somalia
  17. South Africa
  18. Suriname
  19. Tanzania
  20. Uruguay
  21. Venezuela
  22. Zambia
  23. Zimbabwe

International travellers from any other country must have Covid-19 RT-PCR test (maximum 72 hours old) before commencement of travel to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has decided to reduce inbound international travel by 20% for the period 5 to 20 May.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Pakistan, contact GAC Pakistan at pakistan@gac.com

Further travel permitted, curfew remains
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, France

Effective since 3 May, travel beyond 10km is permitted in France. However, the 1900-0600 hour curfew remains until 19 May.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in France, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Sea-Invest Shipping Agency – GAC network agent

Class 1 goods licence approved for Outer Harbour North Terminal
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Great Yarmouth Port is now even more enabled to support any project requiring the transport of explosives.

The port has recently been approved an Explosives License that permits the handling of Class 1 Goods in the Outer Harbour Northern Terminal. Previously, the Port was only permitted to handle a small quantity of explosives in the River, limiting the size of vessels calling into Great Yarmouth. This new license for the Outer Harbour will now allow the opportunity for larger vessels to call into the Port and the volume of Class 1 explosives handled has been increased.

This is great news for projects working in the Southern North Sea, and Great Yarmouth Port looks forward in assisting you or your clients International Maritime Dangerous Goods needs.

(For information about operations in the United Kingdom, contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com)

Source: Peel Ports Group update dated 4 May 2021

Breakwater sector light reinstated
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

The sector light marking the edge of the Gutcher Breakwater (Position 60°40.410’ N 000° 59.756’ W) has been reinstated.

Characteristics and sectors as per Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals A3830.85;

Oc WRG 8s & 2 FR(vert)
G222-232 (10 °); W232-236(4°); R236-246 (10 °)
(For information about operations in the United Kingdom, contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com)

Source: Shetland Islands Council Marine & Air Operations Notice to Mariners No 06/2021 dated 4 May 2021

Testing for vessels arriving from Brazil, India & South Africa
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Djibouti

The Djibouti port authorities have advised that COVID tests will be conducted for all crew on board vessels which have called at ports of Brazil, India or South Africa in the last 30 days.

If the vessel has called at any of the three countries more than 30 days ago in its last 10 ports of call, COVID test will not be required for crew members.

For other vessels, the quarantine routine will continue. Only standard free pratique will be done by quarantine staff.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Djibouti, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Massida Shipping, Djibouti – GAC network agent

Updated COVID-19 regulations
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Taiwan

Since 4 May, Republic of China nationals and non- nationals with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) who have traveled to India in the past 14 days (including those who have transited in India) must stay at group quarantine facilities and undergo COVID-19 testing after arrival in Taiwan.

Nationals and ARC holders will be given another COVID-19 test before completing the quarantine period. After they test negative, they must continue to complete a 7-day self-health management.

Non-Republic of China nationals without an ARC are temporarily barred from entering Taiwan.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Taiwan, contact GAC Taiwan at taiwan@gac.com

Pre-requisites for vessels with draft of 14.20m
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Tuticorin, India

Vessels proposed to be berthed at B-9, with maximum draft of 14.2 metres, must arrive even keel.

The vessel must correct the list and trim, if any, prior to docking to make the vessel even keel as it causes increase in draft which may exceed 14.2 metres.

The vessel must check the draft visually and report the arrival observed draft, while requesting for pilot. The vessel must report all six-side observed arrival draft.

The vessel with maximum draft of 14.2 metres shall be handled with the minimum tide of 0.65 metres, during flooding tide.

Pilots shall visually verify the declared port prior boarding the vessel.

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

Source: V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust Marine Trust Harbour Notice-01 dated 5 May 2021

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