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Dredging at Temasek Fairway
Monday, November 14, 2016, Singapore
From 15 November to 6 December, dredging works will be conducted in the Temasek Fairway.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.132 of 2016, the works will be conducted within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):WORKING AREA A
1) 1 deg. 14.293’N / 103 deg. 39.854’E
2) 1 deg. 14.250’N / 103 deg. 39.871’E
3) 1 deg. 14.217’N / 103 deg. 39.792’E
4) 1 deg. 14.260’N / 103 deg. 39.774’E

5) 1 deg. 14.427’N / 103 deg. 39.611’E
6) 1 deg. 14.377’N / 103 deg. 39.631’E
7) 1 deg. 14.363’N / 103 deg. 39.596’E
8) 1 deg. 14.413’N / 103 deg. 39.576’E

In Working Area A, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

In Working Area B, the works will be carried out from 0700 to 1900 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs. The grab dredgers will be held in position in position by spuds-systems within the working area.

A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

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 of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to 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

Marine Site Investigation at Castle Peak Power Station, Tap Shek Kok
Monday, November 14, 2016, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately one month, 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) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22° 22.223’N / 113° 55.242’E(B) 22° 22.126’N / 113° 55.165’E

(C) 22° 22.384’N / 113° 54.879’E

(D) 22° 22.461’N / 113° 54.959’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge, with one tugboat providing 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 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will 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.151 of 2016

Port of Fujairah – Berth criteria amendment
Monday, November 14, 2016, Fujairah, UAE
Port of Fujairah has issued a Notice to Mariners, with details on the berth criteria amendments. The maximum arrival and sailing drafts at Berth No.5 and Berth No.6 are as follow:Berth No. 5Maximum arrival draft: 12.5 metres

Maximum sailing draft: 13.5 metres

Berth No.6

Maximum arrival draft: 10.5 metres

Maximum sailing draft: 11.5 metres

For information about operations in Fujairah contact GAC Fujairah at fujairah@gac.com

Source: Notice to Mariners No. 215

Port operation unaffected by power cuts
Monday, November 14, 2016, Aden, Yemen
Due to a severe shortage of diesel caused a sharp drop in electrical power generation, Aden currently has power supply for less than four hours daily. Despite this, the Port of Aden is still running uninterrupted.For information about operations in Yemen, contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

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