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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Oman, Salalah Port – Revision to waste disposal rate
  • Qatar, Doha – Pilotage service to halt for Friday prayers
  • Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation works off Tuas View

DATE: February 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Oman – PORT: Salalah Port – Revision to waste disposal rate

Since the past few years Port of Salalah has been subsidizing the expenses for providing garbage skip to ships. This not being a sustainable option, the subject tariff is being revised [with effect from 1 March 2012] as given below:

Section K – Waste Disposal

The use of garbage skips while the vessel is alongside is compulsory.

K-l Use of common skip at berths (compulsory per visit): RO 26.450 (US$ 68.77)

K-2 Charges for each exclusive skip RO 26.450 (U S$ 68.77)

(For information about operations in Oman contact GAC Oman at salalah@gac.com)

Source: Port of Salalah Marine Notice No.01/2012 dated 20 February 2012

DATE: February 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Qatar – PORT: Doha  -Pilotage service to halt for Friday prayers

The Director of Doha Port has advised that pilotage service will stop during the prayer time on all Fridays between 1000hrs to 1300hrs.

For information about operations in Qatar contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com

DATE: February 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore  -PORT: Singapore – Soil investigation works off Tuas View 

Soil investigation works will be carried out off Tuas View from 1 to 31 March 2012.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.16 of 2012, the works will be conducted between 0700 and 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – in Temasek Fairway  and West Jurong  anchorages, at the following marine borehole coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): TF-BH01) 1° 15.510’N / 103° 38.698’E TF-BH02) 1° 15.510’N / 103° 38.989’E TF-BH03) 1° 15.258’N / 103° 38.799’E TF-BH04) 1° 15.258’N / 103° 39.090’E TF-BH05) 1° 15.007’N / 103° 38.900’E TF-BH06) 1° 15.007’N / 103° 39.191’E TF-BH07) 1° 14.755’N / 103° 39.002’E TF-BH08) 1° 14.755’N / 103° 39.293’E TF-BH10) 1° 14.504’N / 103° 39.394’E TF-BH11) 1° 14.253’N / 103° 39.205’E TF-BH12) 1° 14.253’N / 103° 39.495’E TF-BH13) 1° 14.001’N / 103° 39.306’E TF-BH14) 1° 14.001’N / 103° 39.597’E TF-BH16) 1° 13.750’N / 103° 39.698’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using a jack-up barge.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 meters radius centered at the barge.

Tugboats will be used for shifting the barges from one borehole location to another. The shifting of the barge will be carried out during daylight hours only.

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

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:

  1. Keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barges;
  2. Maintain a proper lookout;
  3. Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
  4. Maintain a listening watch  on VHF Channel 22 (West Jurong Control); and
  5. Communicate with West Jurong Control on VHF  Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

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