NORTH CHINA: EXTREMELY LOW TEMPERATURES
Correspondents in China, Huatai have reported in a circular dated 1 February that North China is experiencing record low temperatures this season, with exceptionally low temperatures in the past 2 weeks. The resulting icy sea condition pose a threat to safe navigation in the area. The key ports affected are those in the Liaodong Bay area, from Dalian to Huludao, Panjin, Bayuquan, Jinzhou and Dandong. Members are advised to take extra care in these areas and to contact local agents and correspondents for more detailed and up to date information.