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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 7-20 April 2013
* Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off Tuas View Extension

DATE: April 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 7-20 April 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Mon 8 Apr – Easter (Sham El Nasim) (Egypt)
Sat 13 Apr–Mon 15 Apr – Songkran (Thailand)
Sun 14 Apr – Sinhala Tamil New Year Day (Sri Lanka)
Tue 16 Apr – Songkran Festival (Thailand)
Tue 16 Apr – Israel Independence Day
Sat 20 Apr – Ram Navami (India)
Tue, 23 Apr – Mahavir Jayanti (India)
Thu 25 Apr – Bak Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’ section of www.gac.com

DATE: April 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Soil investigation off Tuas View Extension

Soil investigation works will be carried out off Tuas View Extension from 8 April to 31 May.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.40 of 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum)
JBH 9)  1° 16.602’N / 103° 36.582’E
JBH 10) 1° 16.635’N / 103° 36.610’E
JBH 11) 1° 16.677’N / 103° 36.623’E
JBH 12) 1° 16.716’N / 103° 36.634’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using a jack-up barge. The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the
working area to warn other craft of the project work.

Craft involved with 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 safety zone of the barge;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 2 (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 ingapore@gac.com

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