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* Singapore, Singapore – Submarine cable repairs

DATE: January 05, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Submarine cable repairs

The working details and period for submarine cable repair works off Pulau Busing, Selat Sinki, has been revised. The work will now be conducted from 6 January to 5 July.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No. 02 of 2013 dated 4 January 2013, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates ( WGS 84):
A)       1 deg.  13.695’N / 103 deg.  44.503’E
B)       1 deg.  13.982’N / 103 deg.  43.856’E
C)       1 deg.  15.164’N / 103 deg.  43.856’E
D)      1 deg. 14.028’N / 103 deg.  44.217’E
E)       1 deg.  14.332’N / 103 deg.  44.217’E
F)      1 deg. 14.332’N / 103 deg.  44.111’E
G)      1 deg. 13.975’N / 103 deg. 44.155’E
H)      1 deg. 13.874’N / 103 deg. 44.507’E

The repair work will entail the cutting, capping and sealing of the damaged submarine power cable. The work barge “Masakuni”, will have a circular safety working zone of 60 meters radius centered at the barge.

Divers will be deployed for the recovery of the submarine power cable.

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

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barge;
(b) maintain a proper look-out;
(c) proceed at  a safe speed;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68; and
(e) communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for any  assistance, if required.

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

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