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  – 28-Jan-2016

Port Hedland & Dampier, Australia
Hong Kong
Singapore Airshow 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016, Singapore
The Singapore Airshow 2016 flying rehearsal and display will be held off Changi International Airport on the following dates and times:10 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1045hrs
Flying Practice11 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1125hrs
Flying Practice

12 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1055hrs
Flying Practice

13 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1055hrs
Flying Practice

14 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1125hrs

15 Feb 2016: 1015hrs-1115hrs
Rehearsal Back-Up

16 Feb 2016: 1230hrs-1340hrs
Flying Display

17 Feb 2016: 1130hrs-1230hrs
Flying Display

18 Feb 2016: 1130hrs-1230hrs
Flying Display

20 Feb 2016: 1030hrs-1110hrs
Flying Display

20 Feb 2016: 1420hrs-1500hrs
Flying Display

21 Feb 2016: 1030hrs-1110hrs
Flying Display

21 Feb 2016: 1420hrs-1500hrs
Flying Display

For the rehearsals and displays, a line of approximately 500m long consisting of 5 floating platforms of 25m x 4m each will be deployed within the prohibited area. Each floating platform consists of stanchions of 1.2m height and banners will be secured facing the Changi Exhibition Centre. These individual platforms are linked by ropes 80m to 100m apart. The two ends of each floating platform will be marked with safety lights at night. The floating platforms will be placed in position from 28 Jan 2016 till 24 Feb 2016. Vessels are required to keep clear of these floating platforms.

For safety reasons, all vessels are required to keep clear of the sea area within a radius of one nautical mile (1852m) from the centre of the floating platform during the flying rehearsal and display times as indicated above. MPA craft will be in attendance to direct vessel traffic.

Masters, owners and agents of vessels of 2, 000 GT and above or with a height exceeding 30m above the waterline, are reminded of the requirement to comply with the VHF reporting procedures for vessels manoeuvring in the East Johor Strait.

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

Source:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.07 of 2016

Cyclone Watch
Thursday, January 28, 2016, Port Hedland & Dampier, Australia
At 06:00 this morning (28 January) the tropical low pressure (315km from Port Hedland) had not deepened significantly and is still heading in a southerly direction at 6 knots.Evacuation of Port Hedland’s outer and inner anchorages commenced at 23:59 on 27 January as planned and the evacuation of the inner harbour will commence with today’s high water departures.A watch zone is active from Cape Leveque to Mardie (including Port Hedland).

Heavy rainfall is expected once the system makes landfall and begins to weaken rapidly late Friday night/early Saturdaymorning.

No community alerts have been issued as yet, however a blue alert may be declared later today.

Dampier port is at “Cyclone stage 2” basis the tropical low system approaching the coast. The Harbour Master will move the port to Stage 3 – Clear Port at 1800 hours tonight (Thursday 28 January).

The planned schedule is as follows:
1800 28 January – Outer Anchorage (Western Anchorage) closed to new arrivals
2100 28 January – Commence sailing vessels from the outer anchorages
0001 29 January – Outer Anchorages closed

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

Submarine outfall inspection off Stonecutters Island
Thursday, January 28, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately one week, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out [off Stonecutters Island] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):-
(A) 22 deg. 19.115’N / 114 deg. 07.542’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.083’N / 114 deg. 07.603’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.073’N / 114 deg. 07.588’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.105’N / 114 deg. 07.526’EThe works will be carried out by a work boat. One guard boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. Vessels engaged in the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 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)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.16 of 2016 dated 27 January 2016

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