HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Tug workers’ industrial action postponed
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Sullom Voe, United Kingdom
Industrial action from Shetland Islands Council tug workers in a dispute over long service awards has been postponed.
Around 40 towage workers had been due to begin an overtime ban starting on Monday (17 May) which could have had a significant impact on oil processing and supplies at Sullom Voe harbour. Following talks, it was agreed to postpone it the action. Talks are continuing this week.
For information about operations in the United Kingdom, contact GAC UK at [email protected]
Non-weather working days declared
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Mundra, India
From 1000 hours of 17 May to 1600 hours of 18 May is declared as non-weather working days on the account of cyclonic storm “TAUKTAE” and as per instructions from government administration port started re-berthing of vessels thereafter.
The above mentioned time is considered as non-weather working days for Mundra port on account of cyclone “TAUKTAE”.
(For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at [email protected])
Source: Adani Ports & Logistics Mundra Circular No:APSEZL/16/2021 dated 19 May 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Norway
All persons (including crew) who have been outside EEA/Schengen – with the UK exempted – must now serve a full 10 days in quarantine at a designated quarantine location at the first entry border point to Norway.
The 10-day quarantine period may be shortened by having a negative PCR-test taken on day 7, which for all practical purposes will completed the quarantine on day 8 or 9 (normally minimum 24 hours waiting for the test result).
This regulation applies for on-signers to vessels in port or persons that will stay in Norway after signing off. For off-signers leaving Norway, they can leave before 10 days of quarantine is ended.
Further, with effect from 18 May, vaccination is not subject to exemption from the regulations.
For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Norway, contact GAC Norway at [email protected]