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Yemen, Aden
Singapore, Singapore
Rebel shelling effectively closes port
March 30, 2015, Yemen, Aden
The port of Aden is effectively closed today (30 March), except for some oil shipments at Aden Refinery, due to shelling by Houthi rebel troops.Dry cargo shipments have been halted due to the fact that no stevedores are available. 

Fierce street battles are going on between rebels and local resistance.


Yemeni Red Sea ports are operating as normal, however, as there are no hostilities at these areas. Offshore terminals are also operational.


For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

Pulau Tekong reclamation works
March 30, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
The working period for reclamation work at Pulau Tekong has been extended. The works will not be carried out from 1 April to 1 October.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 32 of 2015, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):1) 01 deg. 25.910’N / 104 deg. 03.472’E

2) 01 deg. 26.260’N / 104 deg. 03.480’E

(Yellow/ Pillar/ Fl Y 2s/ TJUT-20)

3) 01 deg. 26.544’N / 104 deg. 02.353’E

(Black/ Yellow/ Pillar/ Q Fl/ TJUT-19)

4) 01 deg. 26.271’N / 104 deg. 01.343’E

(Yellow/ Pillar/ Fl Y 4s/ TJUT-18)

5) 01 deg. 25.488’N / 104 deg. 00.444’E

(Green/ Conical/ Fl (3) G 15s/Tekong)

6) 01 deg. 25.167’N / 104 deg. 00.434’E

(Yellow/ Black/ Yellow/ Pillar/Q(9)15s/ West Tekong)

7) 01 deg. 23.350’N / 104 deg. 01.057’E

(Green/ Conical/ Fl G 2s/ TJUT-3)

8) 01 deg. 20.090’N / 104 deg. 04.899’E

9) 01 deg. 20.090’N / 104 deg. 05.009’E

(Yellow/ Black/ Pillar/ Q(6) + LFl5s/ South Nelayan)

10) 01 deg. 20.313’N / 104 deg. 05.215’E

11) 01 deg. 20.375’N / 104 deg. 05.212’E

12) 01 deg. 20.752’N / 104 deg. 04.944’E

13) 01 deg. 21.406’N / 104 deg. 04.608’E

14) 01 deg. 21.750’N / 104 deg. 04.690’E

(Red/ Can/ Fl R 4s/ Red Calder)

15) 01 deg. 23.489’N / 104 deg. 05.338’E

16) 01 deg. 23.661’N / 104 deg. 05.391’E

(Red/ Can/ Fl R 10s/ TJUT-22)

17) 01 deg. 23.985’N / 104 deg. 05.423’E

18) 01 deg. 24.237’N / 104 deg. 05.408’E

19) 01 deg. 24.376’N / 104 deg. 05.375’E

(Red/ Can/ Fl R 2s/ TJUT-23)

20) 01 deg. 24.481’N / 104 deg. 05.260’E

21) 01 deg. 24.535’N / 104 deg. 05.110’E

22) 01 deg. 24.310’N / 104 deg. 01.759’E

23) 01 deg. 24.227’N / 104 deg. 01.665’E

24) 01 deg. 24.294’N / 104 deg. 01.571’E

25) 01 deg. 24.574’N / 104 deg. 01.623’E

26) 01 deg. 24.589’N / 104 deg. 01.772’E


Reclamation work will involve dredging, construction of revetment, soil investigation and soil improvement work. Soil improvement work will entail stabilized dredging, sand piling and deep cement mixing. The dredgers will be used for the bund construction within the working area.


A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area.


Craft approved for deployment in the working area 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 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

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