HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Around the Island canoe race
Thursday, November 7, 2019, Hong Kong
A canoe race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 10 November 2019 (Sunday). About 35 canoes are expected to participate in the race.
The canoe race will start from 0700 to 0800 hours and from 1300 to 1400 hours at the south of Middle Island, in a clockwise direction around Hong Kong Island, and finish in the vicinity of Middle Island by 1800 hours.
Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.
(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.169 of 2019
Power-sharing agreement signed
Thursday, November 7, 2019, Yemen
The Yemeni Government has this week signed a power-sharing agreement with the Southern Transitional Council. The agreement aims to end months of fighting and hopefully will lead to a comprehensive peace agreement.
As at 6 November, the following Yemeni ports and terminals are open/operational:
- Rudhum Oil Terminal
- Ash Shihr Oil Terminal
The following remain closed:
- Balhaf LNG Terminal
- Ras Isa Marine Terminal
- Ras Isa Petroleum Products Reception Facility
For the latest updates and information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at [email protected]
Cyclone may skip Odisha, still set to intensify
Thursday, November 7, 2019, Bay of Bengal, India
All ports in Odisha state have replaced warning signal DC-I with signal DW-II after fresh reports suggest Cyclone Bulbul is likely to skip the state.
It now appears to be headed towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, where heavy rainfall is likely. However, coastal parts of Odisha will also witness heavy rainfall accompanied by squally surface winds.
The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a cyclone storm today (7 November). This morning, it was about 730 km South-South-East of Paradip (Odisha); 830 km South-South-East of Sagar Islands (Bengal); and 830 km South-South-West of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
Bulbul is expected to reach a peak strength of a very severe cyclone within next few days.
For the latest update and information about operations in India contact GAC India at [email protected]