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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closures for repairs & maintenance
  • Singapore, Singapore – Jurong Island reclamation Phase 4 & jetty construction

DATE: September 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Germany PORT: Kiel Canal Lock chamber closures for repairs & maintenance

From 0700 on Monday 17 September until about 1700 on Tuesday 18 September, the New Big South Lock Chamber at Brunsbuttel will be out of service for repairs and maintenance works.

The New Big North Lock Chamber and the Small Lock Chamber will remain in service during this period.

Also, the New Big South Lock Chamber will be taken out of service, only during daily working hours, from 0700 on Thursday 20 September until further notice.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

DATE: September 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Jurong Island reclamation Phase 4 & jetty construction ————— The working details have been revised and the working period extended for the Jurong Island reclamation Phase 4 & jetty construction. The works will now be conducted from 15 September 2012 to 14 Mar 2013.

Accrding to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.129 of 2012 dated 12 September 2012, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 1) 1 deg. 14.410’N / 103 deg. 39.974’E 2) 1 deg. 14.318’N / 103 deg. 39.783’E 3) 1 deg. 14.568’N / 103 deg. 39.663’E 4) 1 deg. 15.057’N / 103 deg. 39.430’E 5) 1 deg. 15.546’N / 103 deg. 39.197’E 6) 1 deg. 15.928’N / 103 deg. 39.015’E    (Jurong Empat/YBY Pillar/ Q (9) 15s) 7) 1 deg. 16.333’N / 103 deg. 39.300’E 8) 1 deg. 16.240’N / 103 deg. 39.364’E

The following buoys will temporarily be installed in the vicinity of working area:

Jurong Dua – 1 deg. 14.862’N / 103 deg. 39.524’E – Green Cone/ FL G 4s

Jurong Tiga – 1 deg. 15.395’N / 103 deg. 39.269’E – Green Cone/ FL G 6s

The reclamation works will involve cutter suction (CS) dredgers, trailer-suctionhopper (TSH) dredgers and hopper barges. Shore protection works will be carried out by crane barges and the dredging of sand-key trench by grab dredger.

Construction of the jetty will entail pilling concrete works, installation of marine fendering system and mooring facilities. Piling and concrete works will be carried out by work barges.

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 and navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); and (e) Communicate with 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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