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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 2-15 June 2013
* Singapore, Singapore – Seafront dredging works

DATE: June 01, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 2-15 June 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
Sun 2 Jun – Italy Republic Day
Mon 3 Jun – June Holiday
Wed 5 Jun – Denmark Constitution Day
Thu 6 Jun – Sweden National Day
Thu 6 Jun – Ascension of The Prophet Muhammad (Indonesia)
Mon 10 Jun – Reconciliation Day (Republic of Congo)
Tue 11 Jun-Wed 12 Jun – Dragon Boat Festival
Wed 12 Jun-Wed 12 Jun – Dragon Boat Festival
Wed 12 Jun – Philippines Independence Day

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: June 01, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Seafront dredging works

From 1 June to 31 December, dredging works are being conducted at the
seafront of 48 Tuas Road in the Northern Tuas Basin.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No.71 of 2013, 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):
A) 1° 18.684’N / 103° 38.854’E
B) 1° 18.769’N / 103° 38.921’E
C) 1° 18.735’N / 103° 38.957’E
D) 1° 18.652’N / 103° 38.887’E

Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers held by 4-point
anchoring system, with each anchor position marked by a yellow buoy, Fl Y
3s. 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.

During the operation, the dredgers will be attended by tug boat. The tug
boats will be used to shift the dredger.

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

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);
(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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