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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* India, Cochin – Monsoon restrictions
* Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal

DATE: May 17, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Cochin
Monsoon restrictions

With the onset of the South West Monsoon during the period from 15 May 2013 to 30 September 2013, no boat licensed under Harbour Craft Rules will be permitted to proceed out beyond Vypeen Gut.

For the provision, transfer of personnel and for any other requirements, all concerned agents are hereby instructed to utilise the services of the port’s tug. The charges for the tug will be as per the scale of rates.

(For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com)

Source: Cochin Port Trust Circular No.DC/PA/Cir/2013-14

DATE: May 17, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal

Dredging works will be carried out off Pasir Panjang Terminal from 20 May to 19 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.64 of 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – off Pasir Panjang Terminal and its vicinity, within the working areas bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

Working Area “Sector 1”
1) 01° 16.554’N / 103° 46.609’E
2) 01° 16.471’N / 103° 46.748’E
5) 01° 16.306’N / 103° 46.650’E
4) 01° 16.389’N / 103° 46.512’E

Working Area “Sector 2”
5) 01° 16.306’N / 103° 46.650’E
4) 01° 16.389’N / 103° 46.512’E
8) 01° 16.221’N / 103° 46.412’E
9) 01° 16.137’N / 103° 46.550’E

Working Area “Sector 3”
2)  01° 16.471’N / 103° 46.748’E
5)  01° 16.306’N / 103° 46.650’E
9)  01° 16.137’N / 103° 46.550’E
10) 01° 16.096’N / 103° 46.621’E
3)  01° 16.340’N / 103° 46.765’E

Working Area “Sector 4”
3)  01° 16.340’N / 103° 46.765’E
6)  01° 16.255’N / 103° 46.777’E
7)  01° 16.227’N / 103° 46.823’E
11) 01° 16.042’N / 103° 46.713’E
10) 01° 16.096’N / 103° 46.621’E

Working Area “Sector 5”
12) 01° 16.620’N / 103° 46.648’E
1)  01° 16.554’N / 103° 46.609’E
2)  01° 16.471’N / 103° 46.748’E

Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers, “Ebisu” & “Heisei 7”, held in position by 2 spuds as anchors. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.

During the operation, the dredger and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats when required. The tug boats will be used to shift the crane barge and hopper barge, away from the fairway for vessels to berth or unberth.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the 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 areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) Keep well clear of the safety working zone of the dredgers;
(b) Maintain a proper lookout;
(c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);
and
(e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

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

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