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* Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation works at Marine East

DATE: April 07, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Soil investigation works at Marine East

From 8 April to 30 May 2013, soil investigation works will be carried out at Marine East.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.44 of 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): RE/M003) 1° 17.100’N / 103° 52.966’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using 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 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 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 12 (East Control);
and
(e) communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at  singapore@gac.com

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