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Hot Port News from GAC

Singapore

25-May-2021

DRAFT RESTRICTION FOR TRANSITS BETWEEN TREMLEY POINT AND TUFTS POINT
Arthur Kill, United States

SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION
Singapore

YAAS SET TO INTENSIFY FURTHER
Bangladesh

UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Pakistan

RESTRICTIONS FOR CRUISE TRAFFIC EXTENDED
Finland

PLANS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY HUB UNVEILED
Leith, United Kingdom

VESSEL MOVEMENTS SUSPENDED
Shuaiba, Kuwait

CYCLONE YAAS UPDATE (25 MAY)
North Odisha & West Bengal, India

Draft restriction for transits between Tremley Point and Tufts Point
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Arthur Kill, United States

Recent surveys conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the vicinity of Tremley Point and Tufts Point in the Arthur Kill show significant shoaling that requires a reduction in the maximum draft for all vessels transiting between these areas.

Any vessel transiting the Southway (North of Buckeye Port Reading) AND any vessel transiting Northway (headed South of NuStar Linden) have the following draft restrictions:
31’6” LW + the rise in tide.
35’6” HW

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are actively solicitating for maintenance dredging which will address the shoaling and subsequent draft restrictions.

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

Supply & delivery of sand at Tuas View Extension
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Singapore

The working period for the supply and delivery of sand at Tuas View Extension has been extended until 23 November.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.043, the work is being conducted from 0700 to 1900 hours local time daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01° 13.090’N / 103° 36.898’E
2) 01° 13.133’N / 103° 36.898’E
3) 01° 13.133’N / 103° 37.359’E
4) 01° 12.972’N / 103° 37.359’E

Self-discharging sand carriers (SDSC) will be discharging sand directly to Tuas View Extension. SDSCs will drop anchor within the designated dumping area prior to discharging sand. 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 working 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

Yaas set to intensify further
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Bangladesh

Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards and now lies over Northwest Bay and adjoining area (near latitude 18.2 deg. N & longitude 88.5 deg. E). It was centred at 9am today (25 May) about 575km SSW of Chattogram Port, 525km SW of Cox’s Bazar Port, 490km SSW of Mongla Port and 465km SSW from Payra Port.

The severe cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 64km of the severe cyclone centre is about 89kph rising to 117lph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain high near the cyclone centre.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted Distant Warning Signal Number Two (R) Two.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter until further notice.

(For information about operations in Bangladesh, contact GAC-Uniglobal Bangladesh at gac-uniglobal.bd@gac.com)

Source: Bangladesh Meteorological Department Special Weather Bulletin SL No.10 dated 25 May 2021

Updated travel restrictions
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Pakistan

The Federal Government of Pakistan via the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revised the list of ‘Category-C’ countries, effective from tomorrow (26 May).

International travel to Pakistan from ‘CATEGORY C’ countries mentioned below is banned. Clearance from the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) must be obtained prior to their flights to Pakistan.

Argentina
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Czenchia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ethiopia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Kenya
Maldives
Mexico
Mongolia
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Slovenia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Ukraine
Uruguay
Venezuela
International travellers from any other country are required to possess valid negative PCR TEST certification conducted within the 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.

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

Restrictions for cruise traffic extended
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Finland

Finland has extended its border restrictions for cruise traffic until 15 June, with a further extension possible.

Only cruise calls without passenger shore leave are allowed through Finnish territorial waters.

For further details and updates about the impact of COVID-19 on shipping in Finland, as well as information about operations in the country, contact GAC Finland at shipping.finland@gac.com

Plans for renewable energy hub unveiled
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Leith, United Kingdom

Plans have been unveiled to create Scotland’s largest renewable energy hub at the Port of Leith, to include a riverside marine berth capable of accommodating the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels.

The proposed facility will feature a heavy lift capability of up to 100 tonnes per square metre, backed up by 35 acres of adjacent land for logistics and marshalling. A 140-acre cargo handling site will also be upgraded.

The £40m private investment will see the creation of a bespoke, riverside marine berth capable of accommodating the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels.

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

Vessel movements suspended
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Shuaiba, Kuwait

Vessel movements at Shuaiba port were suspended at 0930 hours today (25 May) due to bad weather with sea swell and strong winds.

For information about operations in Kuwait, contact GAC Kuwait at kuwait@gac.com

Cyclone Yaas update (25 May)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, North Odisha & West Bengal, India

Cyclonic Storm YAAS was today (25 May) predicted to intensity into a “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm” in the next 12 hours.

It is currently centred at about 320km from Paradip and 490km from Baleshwar in Odisha. It is expected to continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach northwest Bay of Bengal near North Odisha and West Bengal coasts by early tomorrow (26 May) morning.

Cyclone YAAS is then very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts and make landfall near Dhamra Port in Odisha’s Bhadrak district early on Wednesday morning, with a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph. The impact will be severe for six hours before and after the landfall.

The maximum sustained wind speed is 55 knots, gusting to 65 knots around system centre. Sea conditions will be rough to very rough.

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

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