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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring of vessels at mooring buoys at Banyan Basin
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Gale Warning

DATE: April 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Mooring/unmooring of vessels at mooring buoys at Banyan Basin

The working details for the reclamation of Ayer Merbau, Jurong Island, have been revised.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.47 of 2012, the reclamation of Ayer Merbau, Jurong Island started on 16 July 2011 and will be completed by 15 July 2012.

During this period, bulk carriers, self-propelled barges and pusher tugs and barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand are transiting the Banyan Basin, Selat Pandan, Sinki Fairway to Ayer Merbau reclamation project area.

Mariners shall keep a proper lookout for these vessels and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of the mooring buoys off Bayan Basin, Jurong Island.

A maximum of one bulk carrier will be moored at the mooring buoys at any one time. The mooring and unmooring of vessels will be carried out in the daylight hours (0630 to 1800hours) during the period of reclamation work.

Masters of harbour craft shall proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution when approaching the vicinity of Ayer Merbau and its vicinity.

The BBB-1 and BBB-2 buoys have been laid on 17 February 2012. The BBB-3 and BBB-4 buoys will be laid on the 21 April 2012. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation:

BBB-1 01° 15.352’N / 103° 41.587’E Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.

BBB-2 01° 15.170’N / 103° 41.641’E Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.

BBB-3 01° 15.772’N / 103° 41.326’E Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.

BBB-4 01° 15.644’N / 103° 41.465’E Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.

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

DATE: April 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Port Kembla  – Gale Warning

The wind forecast at Port Kembla has been upgraded to a full Gale Warning for this afternoon and tonight, Thursday 19 April.

The Port Kembla anchorage was cleared at 1700 hours on Tuesday (17 April), as ships were instructed by the Harbour Master to remain at least 12NM off the New South Wales coast.

Present indications are that the anchorage will remain closed until tomorrow (Friday 20 April), subject to the Harbour’s Master assessment of the weather conditions and forecasts.

The Port remains open and vessel movements to/from and within the port will continue to be risk assessed on an individual basis.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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