HOT PORT NEWS from GAC


Marine works at seafront of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Sai Kung
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving reinstatement of armour rock profile and modification of new wave wall 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 shorelines:
(A) 22° 20.391’N / 114° 15.988’E
(B) 22° 20.314’N / 114° 16.280’E
(C) 22° 20.172’N / 114° 16.237’E
(D) 22° 20.193’N / 114° 16.156’E

The works will be carried out by one dumb lighter, one flat top barge and one work boat. One tugboat will provide assistance. 3. A working area of approximately 15 metres around each 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.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

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 [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.177/2020

Activation of crew change hub
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, Batangas, Philippines

The Port of Batangas is hereby activated as a crew change hub. Operations shall start effective Wednesday, 16 December 2020.

(For details of the crew change protocol, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at [email protected])

Source: Extract from Philippines Department of Transportation Memorandum dated 15 December 2020

Curfew introduced
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, France

A 2000-06:00 curfew has been introduced in France, including the country’s ports, effective from yesterday (15 December).

The coronavirus local questionnaire and Master’s Declaration of Health must be completed before vessels’ arrival at ports. In case of suspected COVID-19 cases, no-one except the pilot (if they accept) should board or leave the ship during her call.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in France, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at [email protected])

Source: SEA-Invest Shipping Agency – GAC agent

Source: GAC



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