Marine works west of Hong Kong International Airport
Thursday, December 17, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 weeks, marine works involving sediment collection will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22° 17.745’N 113° 53.088’E
(B) 22° 17.490’N 113° 52.997’E
(C) 22° 17.510’N 113° 52.914’E
(D) 22° 17.666’N 113° 52.850’E

The works will be carried out by one flat-top barge. One cargo boat, one passenger boat and two tugboats will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 100 metres around the flat-top 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 barge.

The hours of work will be from 0730 to 1900 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.181/2020

Extension of circulars
Thursday, December 17, 2020, Suez Canal, Egypt

The Suez Canal Authority has announced that its Circular No.2/2017 and amending periodical issued on 13 November 2019, concerning laden or ballast Dry Bulk vessels coming from or heading to Australian ports and heading to or coming from ports in North West Europe shall remain in force until 30 June 2021. The last permissible sailing date from origin port is 30 June 2021.

It has also announced the extension until 30 June 2021 of Circular No.1/2018 and its renewing periodical issued on 12 November 2019, concerning Crude Oil tankers (laden or ballast), operating between ports of the US Gulf, Caribbean area and Latin America. The last permissible sailing date from the origin port is 30 June 2021.

For further details and information about operations in the Suez Canal, contact GAC Egypt at [email protected]

Tug operator to leave port
Thursday, December 17, 2020, Geelong, Australia

Tug operator Svitzer Australia has confirmed that after a two-week consultation period, Svitzer has decided to proceed to exit the port of Geelong on 21 December 2020.

From 20:00 hours on Monday 21 December, towage services in the port will continue with the alternative towage provider. Svitzer will continue to honour its contracts with customers, including discounts, despite not physically operating in the port.

Exiting the Port of Geelong does not affect Svitzer’s other ports or operations around Australia.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at [email protected]

Source: GAC

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