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Hot Port news from GAC

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Guidelines for ships in view of Omicron variant
06 Dec 2021, India
India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has given guidelines for Ports to be under strict vigil. 
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Channel navigation buoy missing
06 Dec 2021, Zayed Port, United Arab Emirates
The channel green starboard hand mark lateral buoy ZP 19 has been reported as missing. 
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Increase of permissible draft
06 Dec 2021, New Mangalore, India
The maximum permissible draft for vessels with LOA up to 229m at New Mangalore’s Berth No.16 is increased to 14.00 metres with 1.0 metre height of rising tide. 
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Amendments to Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives regulations
06 Dec 2021, Singapore
The maximum quantities of First Schedule dangerous goods that may remain on board vessels within the port limits at any Jurong Port container berth, PSA container berth, conventional berth, the Tuas Jetty or the Sudong Explosive Anchorage are those published in the Third Schedule to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives) Regulations 2005. 
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Disruption of shipping movements
06 Dec 2021, Krishnapatnam, India
Krishnapatnam port has experienced unprecedented current flow, causing disruption to shipping movements somce 21 November. 
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Odisha bears brunt of Cyclone Jawad
06 Dec 2021, Odisha, India
Heavy rains lashed coastal Odisha submerging acres of cropland as Cyclonic Storm Jawad weakened into depression yesterday (6 December). 
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Volcanic eruption
06 Dec 2021, East Java, Indonesia
Mount Semeru, a volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province, erupted on Saturday (4 December). 
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Updated crew change information
06 Dec 2021, Indonesia
Foreign crew that have received full dose of vaccine must undergo 10 days quarantine upon arrival at Jakarta and take a PCR test twice. 
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More countries added to travel ban list
06 Dec 2021, Singapore
Ghana, Malawi and Nigeria have been added to the list of countries for which individuals with travel history in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter or transfer/ transit through Singapore. 
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Construction of Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal east of Soko Islands
06 Dec 2021, Hong Kong
For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of jetty will be carried out. 
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Works at Tuas Western Coast
06 Dec 2021, Singapore
The working period for works at Tuas Western Coast has been extended. The works are now being conducted from 4 December 2021 to 3 May 2022. 
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