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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

* Singapore, Singapore – Construction at Banyan Basin (Selat Banyan West Jetty)

* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Seawall Reinstatement Works at Tai Tam Harbour

* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off River Trade Terminal, Urmston Road

DATE: January 26, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Construction at Banyan Basin (Selat Banyan West Jetty) – The duration and details of construction work at Banyan Basin (Selat Banyan West Jetty) have been revised.

According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.09 of 2012, the works are now being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – until 24 July 2012, within a working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): A) 01 deg. 15.444’N / 103 deg. 41.160’E B) 01 deg. 15.479’N / 103 deg. 41.277’E C) 01 deg. 15.255’N / 103 deg. 41.340’E D) 01 deg. 15.221’N / 103 deg. 41.223’E

The construction works will entail the installation of deck furniture, fenders, quick release hooks, bollards, gangway, marine loading arms, steel pipelines & racks, cat ladders, safety buoy, fire fighting pipeline and equipment.

A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft of the project work area.

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

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear of the working area; (b) Maintain a  proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (Pasir Panjang Control); and (e) Communicate with  Pasir Panjang Control VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: January 26, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Seawall Reinstatement Works at Tai Tam Harbour

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 4 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out [at Tai Tam Harbour] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline: (A) 22 deg. 14.454’N / 114 deg. 13.438’E (B) 22 deg. 14.457’N / 114 deg. 13.456’E (C) 22 deg. 14.316’N / 114 deg. 13.474’E (D) 22 deg. 14.318’N / 114 deg. 13.545’E

The construction materials will be conveyed to the above works area by two flat top pontoons from a derrick lighter anchored within the transshipment area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H): (E) 22 deg. 13.942’N / 114 deg. 13.843’E (F) 22 deg. 13.942’N / 114 deg. 13.884’E (G) 22 deg. 13.904’N / 114 deg. 13.884’E (H) 22 deg. 13.904’N / 114 deg. 13.843’E

A working area of approximately 30 metres around the derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area and transshipment area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.14 of 2012 dated 26 January 2012

DATE: January 26, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong  – Marine Site Investigation off River Trade Terminal, Urmston Road 

From 30 January 2012 and for a period of approximately 2 weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [off River Trade Terminal, Urmston Road] in the following areas:

AREA 1: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D): (A) 22º 20.967’N / 113º 56.207’E (B) 22º 20.964’N / 113º 56.284’E (C) 22º 20.904’N / 113º 56.281’E (D) 22º 20.900’N / 113º 56.204’E

AREA 2: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H): (E) 22º 20.956’N / 113º 56.519’E (F) 22º 20.945’N / 113º 56.719’E (G) 22º 20.811’N / 113º 56.759’E (H) 22º 20.830’N / 113º 56.469’E

One flat top barge will carry out the works. One tug will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around the barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of works will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays. The vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works areas outside the hours of works.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.12 of 2012

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