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  11-Jan-2016

CONSTRUCTION OF JETTIES
Singapore
MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF SHAM TSENG
Hong Kong
DREDGING IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong
DREDGING IN NORTHERN FAIRWAY
Hong Kong
SEAWALL MODIFICATION WORKS FOR SEAWATER INTAKE CULVERTS
Hong Kong
SVITZER ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2016 UPDATE: FURTHER STOPPAGES ANNOUNCED
Australian West Coast
Construction of jetties
Monday, January 11, 2016, Singapore
The working period for the construction of jetties at Tanah Merah Staging Ground has been extended.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.04 of 2016 dated 4 January 2016, the works will now been carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 1 February to 1 August – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.702’N / 104 deg. 00.325’E
2) 01 deg. 18.513’N / 104 deg. 00.423’E
3) 01 deg. 18.477’N / 104 deg. 00.359’E
4) 01 deg. 18.438’N / 104 deg. 00.257’E
5) 01 deg. 18.416’N / 104 deg. 00.154’E
6) 01 deg. 18.414’N / 104 deg. 00.045’E
7) 01 deg. 18.431’N / 103 deg. 59.956’E
8) 01 deg. 18.443’N / 103 deg. 59.907’E
9) 01 deg. 18.462’N / 103 deg. 59.854’E
10) 01 deg. 18.666’N / 103 deg. 59.930’E
11) 01 deg. 18.653’N / 103 deg. 59.960’E
12) 01 deg. 18.640’N / 104 deg. 00.007’E
13) 01 deg. 18.630’N / 104 deg. 00.072’E
14) 01 deg. 18.630’N / 104 deg. 00.109’E
15) 01 deg. 18.636’N / 104 deg. 00.166’E
16) 01 deg. 18.645’N / 104 deg. 00.203’E
17) 01 deg. 18.661’N / 104 deg. 00.250’E
18) 01 deg. 18.685’N /104 deg. 00.299’EThese craft will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

The construction of jetties will include reclamation work, installation of concrete blocks, laying of geotex tile, sand bedding and leveling works.

Safety boats will  be  deployed  in  the  vicinity  to  warn  other  craft  about  the work.

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 12 (East Control);
and
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

Marine Site Investigation off Sham Tseng
Monday, January 11, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 2 weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 21.813’N / 114 deg. 03.989’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.760’N / 114 deg. 04.004’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.773’N / 114 deg. 03.808’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.829’N /114 deg. 03.814’EThe works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tug and one work boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0800 hours to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.3 of 2016

Dredging in Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Monday, January 11, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 5 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):
(A) 22 deg. 20.893’N / 114 deg. 07.176’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.263’N / 114 deg. 07.389’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.270’N / 114 deg. 07.415’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.152’N / 114 deg. 07.456’E
(E) 22 deg. 20.144’N / 114 deg. 07.429’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.682’N / 114 deg. 07.586’E
(G) 22 deg. 19.369’N / 114 deg. 07.260’E
(H) 22 deg. 19.652’N / 114 deg. 06.904’E
(I) 22 deg. 19.852’N / 114 deg. 07.086’E
(J) 22 deg. 20.776’N / 114 deg. 06.773’EThe works will be carried out by a grab dredger. A tug and two self-propelled split-hopper barges 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 100 metres by 100 metres around the grab dredger will be established.

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.

(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.4 of 2016

Dredging in Northern Fairway
Monday, January 11, 2016, Hong Kong
For a period of approximately 5 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F):
(A) 22 deg. 19.650’N / 114 deg. 06.900’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.350’N / 114 deg. 07.180’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.330’N / 114 deg. 07.070’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.850’N / 114 deg. 06.200’E
(E) 22 deg. 18.510’N / 114 deg. 06.020’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.070’N / 114 deg. 05.880’ETo alleviate the impact to marine traffic in the Northern Fairway arising from the dredging operations, a temporarily widened fairway with boundary joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (G) to (H) will be established:
(G) 22 deg. 19.374’N / 114 deg. 06.425’E
(H) 22 deg. 19.242’N / 114 deg. 05.760’EThe works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Three tug boats and three split-hopper barges 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 200 metres by 100 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.

The works will be carried out round-the-clock.

The 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)

Seawall modification works for seawater intake culverts
Monday, January 11, 2016, Hong Kong
From 11 January and for approximately 5 months, seawall modification works for seawater intake culverts will be carried out [at West Kowloon Cultural District] within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.047’N / 114 deg. 09.899’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.045’N / 114 deg. 09.900’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.039’N / 114 deg. 09.845’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.040’N / 114 deg. 09.844’EThe works will involve diving operations from time to time using the abutting seawall as the base of operation. One guard boat will provide assistance.Two silt curtains at the seawall, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. Each silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted yellow flashing lights will be laid along the surface of the silt curtain to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. The guard boat employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

The guard boat engaged in the works 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)

Svitzer Enterprise Agreement 2016 update: Further stoppages announced
Monday, January 11, 2016, Australian West Coast
Late on Friday afternoon (8 January), AIMPE notified Svitzer that they plan to extend their industrial campaign to operations on the West Coast, with 12-hour stoppages now scheduled for Fremantle(14 January from 7am) and Kwinana(14 January from 8am).This comes on top of their previously announced stoppages planned for:
Geelong: 12 hour stoppage from 12:00am on 12 January;
Newcastle: 12 hour stoppage from 04:00am on 12 January;
Sydney/Botany: 12 hour stoppage from 12:00pm on 12 January;
Brisbane: 12 hour stoppage from 12:00am on 13 January; and
Melbourne: 12 hour stoppage from 12:00pm on 13 January.Svitzer’s current enterprise agreement (EA) expired on 31 December 2015. Since October 2015, Svitzer has been in negotiations with the three maritime unions for a new agreement and in-principle support was received from the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The proposed new EA is a single agreement covering all three members of tug crews. AIMPE opposes this change.

As a result of this threatened industrial action, this morning (Monday 11 January) Svitzer commenced the process for its workforce to vote on the proposed agreement. The Access Period will run until Monday, 18 January. The Ballot period will run 19-22 January.

For further details and information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

 

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