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Soil investigation at Tuas View Extension
Thursday, August 25, 2016, Singapore
From 26 August 2016 to 25 February 2017, soil investigation works will be carried out at Tuas View Extension.According to the  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.90 of 2016 dated 24 August 2016, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 14.279’N / 103 deg. 36.205’E
2) 01 deg. 14.243’N / 103 deg. 36.399’E
3) 01 deg. 14.124’N / 103 deg. 36.443’E
4) 01 deg. 13.269’N / 103 deg. 36.443’E
5) 01 deg. 13.207’N / 103 deg. 36.362’E
6) 01 deg. 13.119’N / 103 deg. 36.314’E
7) 01 deg. 13.170’N / 103 deg. 36.247’E
8) 01 deg. 13.307’N / 103 deg. 36.247’E
9) 01 deg. 13.307’N / 103 deg. 36.205’ESoil investigation works will be carried out by drilling and sampling using jack-up barges. Tug boats will be used to move the jack-up barges. 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 22 (Jurong Control);
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

New European container reporting requirement
Thursday, August 25, 2016, European Union
Effective from 1 September 2016, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) will require sea carriers calling at European Union ports to file Container Status Messages (CSMs).The ruling is being introduced in a bid to ensure that paid subsidies are received by the intended industry sector and used correctly. It obliges sea carriers to report the status, content and other information about the sea containers at any time.CSM compliance guidance for sea carriers can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/sites/antifraud/files/csm_reporting_compliance_guidance_sea_carriers_en.pdf

For information about operations in Europe, contact the respective GAC offices. Details are available athttp://gac.com/gac-worldwide/europe/

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