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GAC 01072014Dredging Operations at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 1, 2, 5 and 9
December 03, 2014, Hong Kong, Kwai Chung

According to the Marine Department Notice No. 76 of 2014 released by the Hong Kong Marine Department, for a period of approximately 6 months, dredging operations will be carried out in the following areas:

Area 1: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 20.687’N / 114 deg. 06.780’E

(B) 22 deg. 20.695’N / 114 deg. 06.808’E

(C) 22 deg. 19.868’N / 114 deg. 07.088’E

(D) 22 deg. 19.860’N / 114 deg. 07.061’E

Area 2: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (P) to (T) and the adjacent shoreline:

(P) 22 deg. 20.609’N / 114 deg. 07.295’E

(Q) 22 deg. 20.601’N / 114 deg. 07.268’E

(R) 22 deg. 20.884’N / 114 deg. 07.170’E

(S) 22 deg. 20.816’N / 114 deg. 06.936’E

(T) 22 deg. 20.842’N / 114 deg. 06.928’E

The works are being carried out 24 hours daily by a grab dredger. Two tug boats, four hopper barges and one motor survey boat will assist in the works. 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 around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

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

Soil investigation work near Tuas Marine Transfer Station
December 03, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

According to the Port Marine Notice No.148 2014 released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 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):

TSA/03) 1 deg. 17.894’N / 103 deg. 37.140’E

TSA/04) 1 deg. 17.908’N / 103 deg. 37.114’E

TSA/05) 1 deg. 17.944’N / 103 deg. 37.114’E

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using a jack-up barge.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.

Safety boats will be deployed to warn other vessels to keep clear of the platform for the whole duration of the works.

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

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