China – Ice affecting Northern Ports
11 January 2021
A correspondent in China, Oasis P&I, reports developing ice conditions in the Bohai and Huanghai sea areas that are forecast to extend further in the coming week, 9 – 15 January 2021.
Vessels planning to call at the ports of Yingkou, Jinzhou, Huludao, Dandong, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Weifang and Dongying are reminded to:
- Drain water in the deck piping system before the ship arrives in this area, so as to avoid possible cracking of the pipes caused by freezing.
- Maintain safe speeds when navigating in ice areas to minimize scratches and/or damages to the hull.
- When anchoring in ice areas, to keep checking the anchor position to avoid dragging anchor.
- Maintain regular checks of the ice conditions on the anchor chains to avoid possible loss of anchors.