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* Singapore, Singapore – Marine construction works off Marine Barrage

DATE: January 23, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore – Marine construction works off Marine Barrage

The working period and area have been revised for marine construction works off marine Barrage. The work will now be conducted from 26 January to 25 July 2012.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.03 of 2012, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working areas bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) A) 01 deg. 16.781’N / 103 deg. 52.303’E B) 01 deg. 16.863’N / 103 deg. 52.414’E C) 01 deg. 16.788’N / 103 deg. 52.469’E D) 01 deg. 16.680’N / 103 deg. 52.322’E E) 01 deg. 16.887’N / 103 deg. 52.447’E F) 01 deg. 16.900’N / 103 deg. 52.464’E G) 01 deg. 16.843’N / 103 deg. 52.544’E H) 01 deg. 16.830’N / 103 deg. 52.527’E

The marine construction works will entail removal of the existing revetment, removal of debris, piling works and the construction of a cofferdam by work barges and soil investigation works by jack-up barge.

The work barge will be held in position by four point anchoring system.

There will be a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the jack-up barge.

Tugboats will be used for shifting the barges within the working area.

The shifting operations will be restricted to daylight hours only. A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the operations.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep clear and not to enter the working areas; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 12; and (e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

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