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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter
  • Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to revetment off Woodlands Checkpoint

DATE: May 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter

Pls note with immediate effect and for a period of approximately one week, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

(A) 22º 12.759’ N 114º 00.901’ E

(B) 22º 12.770’ N 114º 00.970’ E

(C) 22º 12.716’ N 114º 00.983’ E

(D) 22º 12.705’ N 114º 00.910’ E

2. One work boat will carry out the works. One guard boat will provide assistance.

3. A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of works will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. The vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

4. Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of works.

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

6. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

For more info, pls contact Neo Hui, neo.hui@gac.com, shipping.hongkong@gac.com Source: Marine Department, Government of the HKSAR

DATE: May 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore Repairs to revetment off Woodlands Checkpoint

From 24 May to 23 November, repair works will be carried out to the existing revetment off Woodlands Checkpoint.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.65 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01° 26.960’N / 103° 46.189’E

2) 01° 26.962’N / 103° 46.177’E

3) 01° 26.992’N / 103° 46.180’E

4) 01° 26.993’N / 103° 46.192’E

The repair works will entail the removal of the damaged area and restoring the wall back to its original design by work barge. The work barge will be used for transportation of equipment and material to the work site. The barge used in the project works will be shifted by tugs operating in pusher mode.

A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of the working 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 and not to enter the working area;
  • (b) Maintain a proper lookout;
  • (c) Proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution;
  • (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control) and
  • (e) Communicate with Jurong Control on Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

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