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GAC 01072014Dredging works at Pioneer Shipyard
November 04, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

From 5 November 2014 to 5 February 2015, dredging works will be carried out at the Pioneer Shipyard off West Jurong Channel.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.135 of 2014 dated 4 November 2014, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

A) 1° 17.252’N / 103° 39.912’E

B) 1° 17.529’N / 103° 40.244’E

C) 1° 17.486’N / 103° 40.278’E

D) 1° 17.210’N / 103° 39.946’E

Dredging works will be carried out by dredger held in position with anchors. The dredger, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredger.

Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.

During the operation, the dredger will be attended by a 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 required.

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

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.


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