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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works in Central Harbour
  • Singapore, all ports – Imposition of unilateral sanctions by foreign jurisdictions
  • Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure

DATE: June 30, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Marine Works in Central Harbour

For approximately six months, marine works involving fender installation and seabed cleaning will be carried [in Central Harbour] out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WSG 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:

  • (A) 22 deg. 17.095’N / 114 deg. 09.759’E
  • (B) 22 deg. 17.100’N / 114 deg. 09.788’E
  • (C) 22 deg. 17.045’N / 114 deg. 09.892’E
  • (D) 22 deg. 17.032’N / 114 deg. 10.007’E
  • (E) 22 deg. 17.016’N / 114 deg. 10.146’E
  • (F) 22 deg. 16.890’N / 114 deg. 10.141’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the boundary of the area at co-ordinates (B), (C), (D) and (E).

The works will be conducted by a flotilla of vessels including hopper barges, derrick lighters, crane barges, some tugs and small work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

The hours of works will normally be round-the-clock. 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.99 of 2012 dated 29 June 2012

DATE: June 30, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: all ports – Imposition of unilateral sanctions by foreign jurisdictions

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued advice about the imposition of unilateral sanctions imposed by foreign jurisdictions that may have consequences on companies operating in the shipping, port and marine sectors of Singapore.

In its Port Marine Notices No.84 of 2012 dated 28 June 2012, the Authority advises that an indicative list of unilateral sanctions or embargoes may be found at http://www.customs.gov.sg/stgc/leftNav/san/Unilateral+Sanctioned+Lists+or+Embargoes.htm

This list may not be exhaustive. Unilateral sanctions are complex and may be modified periodically by the respective foreign jurisdictions.

The level of exposure by a company to such unilateral sanctions, if any, is affected by that company’s individual circumstances. While Singapore does not enforce unilateral sanctions imposed by foreign jurisdictions, companies may nevertheless be affected by these unilateral sanctions through enforcement measures taken by such foreign jurisdictions. Companies having trade dealings involving countries subject to unilateral sanctions should therefore make their own assessments and decisions in the light of their own commercial interests and consult their legal advisers, insurers and P&I Clubs accordingly.

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

DATE: June 30, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure

The working period has been extended for the construction of a sea water intake structure off Jurong Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.86 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 13 July 2012 to 12 January 2013, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

  • A) 01° 17.300’N / 103° 43.528’E
  • B) 01° 17.300’N / 103° 43.650’E
  • C) 01° 17.088’N / 103° 43.650’E
  • D) 01° 17.090’N / 103° 43.580’E
  • E) 01° 17.200’N / 103° 43.572’E

The construction of the sea water intake structure will entail dredging works, installation of piles, the removal of existing revetment and the reinstatement works on the revetment.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft 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 25 (Pasir Panjang Control); and
  • (e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF 25 for assistance, if required.

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

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