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Friday, 04 September 2015 | 19:29
Lock chamber out of service
September 04, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal


Due to maintenance work, the Big South Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be out of service from 0700 hours on 8 September until 1800 hours on 9 September.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany - GAC agent



Underwater maintenance at desalination plant
September 04, 2015, Singapore, Singapore


From 7 September to 7 December, underwater maintenance work will be conducted at the Tuas Spring desalination plant, off Johor Strait.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.99 of 2015, the works will be carried out between 0700 and 1900 hours daily - including Sundays & Public Holidays - within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

A) 01 deg. 18.210'N / 103 deg. 37.245'E

B) 01 deg. 18.216'N / 103 deg. 37.232'E

C) 01 deg. 18.233'N / 103 deg. 37.239'E

D) 01 deg. 18.228'N / 103 deg. 37.251'E

Maintenance work involves the removal, cleaning and modification of the intake screens from the intake tower.

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 on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com



Replacement work at ExxonMobil Berth 5
September 04, 2015, Singapore, Singapore


From 8-30 September, replacement work will be carried out at ExxonMobil Berth 5, off West Jurong Channel.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.100 of 2015, the works will be conducted between 0800 and 1700 hours daily - including Sundays & Public Holidays - within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 17.597'N / 103 deg. 41.603'E

2) 01 deg. 17.597'N / 103 deg. 41.630'E

3) 01 deg. 17.590'N / 103 deg. 41.630'E

4) 01 deg. 17.590'N / 103 deg. 41.603'E

The crane barge assisted by tug boats will be used to install and remove the fenders and staircase. Divers will also be deployed for the work.

A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of 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 on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com



Bosphorus bridge works
September 04, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits


The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0400 to 1200 hours tomorrow (5 September) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com



Port Health Authority raises taxes
September 04, 2015, Brazil, all ports

After 16 years with no cost changes, the Brazilian Port Health Authority (ANVISA) will update their taxes for services and permits by 293,54% with effect from 9 September.

The changes include:

* Free Practique value, which will be raised from 600,00 BRL to 1.761,27 BRL; and

* Ship Sanitation Certificate (SSEC) which will be raised from 1.000 BRL to 2.935,45 BRL.

For further details and information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at brazil@gac.com

Source: GAG
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