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GAC 01072014Brunsbüttel locks taken out of service
December 02, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal

Kiel-Canal Authority has just announced that the New Big South Lock will be taken out of service during daytime only from 1 December 2014 until 5 December 2014.

For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

Source: Kiel-Canal Authority

Construction of an offshore containment bund and soild investigation north of West Jurong Anchorage, off Temasek Fairway
December 02, 2014, Singapore, Jurong Port

The work is being conducted from 04 December 2014 to 28 February 2015.

According to the Port Marine Notice No.146 of 2014 released by Maritime and Port Authority of Singpore, the works are being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 1 deg. 15.333’/ 103 deg. 37.094’

2) 1 deg. 15.333’/ 103 deg. 38.769’

3) 1 deg. 14.926’/ 103 deg. 38.769’

4) 1 deg. 14.647’/ 103 deg. 38.156’

5) 1 deg. 14.647’/ 103 deg. 37.660’

6) 1 deg. 14.647’/ 103 deg. 37.143’

The construction work will involve the supply and delivery of sand, filling and formation of sand bund, provisions of temporary moorings and temporary facilities, soil investigation, management of dumping and related activities including environmental monitoring and management, surveys and tracking of vessels.

During this period, bulk carriers, self propelled barges and pusher tugs with barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting from the Pilot Western Boarding Ground to the containment bund project area via Temasek Fairway. Masters of vessels and harbour craft shall keep a proper lookout for these vessels, proceed at a safe speed and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of Temasek Fairway and the containment bund project area where the mooring buoys are located.

There are a total of six mooring slots. The mooring and unmooring of vessels will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between 0630 to 1900hours.

The following Mooring Buoys APF2-1(POC F2MB-01A/POC F2MB-01B), APF2-2(POC F2MB-

02A/POC F2MB-02B), APF2-6(POC F2MB-06A/POC F2MB-06B) have been laid on the 26 Dec

13. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the offshore containment bund.

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);and

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singpore

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