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GAC 01072014Construction of Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link 
October 28, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving reclamation, diving, tunnel construction and seawall construction will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 21.969’N / 113 deg. 56.930’E

(B) 22 deg. 21.866’N / 113 deg. 56.995’E

(C) 22 deg. 21.477’N / 113 deg. 57.240’E

(D) 22 deg. 21.302’N / 113 deg. 57.196’E

(E) 22 deg. 21.309’N / 113 deg. 57.117’E

(F) 22 deg. 21.400’N / 113 deg. 57.054’E

(G) 22 deg. 21.618’N / 113 deg. 56.904’E

(H) 22 deg. 21.632’N / 113 deg. 56.867’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the boundary of the works area at co-ordinates from (B) to (F).

The works will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including flat top barges, crane barges, hopper barges and dumb steel lighters at various stages. Some tugs and some work boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.134 of 2014

Repair works at Senoko Jetty, Sembawang 
October 28, 2014, Singapore, Singapore 

From 1 November 2014 to 1 March 2015, repair works will be carried out at the Senoko Jetty, Sembawang.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 128 of 2014, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01° 27.843’N / 103° 47.694’E

2) 01° 27.892’N / 103° 47.662’E

3) 01° 28.004’N / 103° 47.835’E

4) 01° 27.985’N / 103° 47.848’E

Repair works will entail concrete repair and replacement of fenders.

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 & navigate with caution;

(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);


(e) communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Dardanelles traffic after engine malfunction solved 
October 28, 2014, Turkey, Turkish Straits 

As reported, traffic was supended in the Dardanelles at 08:00 hours, on 27 October after an LNG carrier experienced an engine malfunction at Arzew – Marmara Ereglisi whilst transiting northbound.

The engine malfunction was solved on board by the crew and the vessel completed her NB Dardanelles transit on the same day at 16:15 hours. Normal traffic resumes after 16:30 hours on 27 October.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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