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28-Mar-2017

TRANSPORT OF SAND MATERIAL TO STOCKPILE AREA AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION
Singapore
UNDERWATER SURVEY EXPERIMENT NORTH OF PULAU SEMAKAU
Singapore
TROPICAL CYCLONE DEBBIE: UPDATE NO.7 (28 MARCH 2017)
North Queensland, Australia
Transport of sand material to stockpile area at Tuas View extension
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Singapore
From 29 March to 25 September 2017, sand materials will be transported to the stockpile area at Tuas View Extension.

According to theMaritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.47 of 2017 dated 27 March 2017, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 13.236’N / 103 deg. 37.359’E
2) 01 deg. 13.296’N / 103 deg. 37.359’E
3) 01 deg. 13.296’N / 103 deg. 37.784’E
4) 01 deg. 12.967’N / 103 deg. 37.940’E
5) 01 deg. 13.203’N / 103 deg. 38.432’E
6) 01 deg. 12.763’N / 103 deg. 38.650’E
7) 01 deg. 12.673’N / 103 deg. 38.522’E
8) 01 deg. 12.973’N / 103 deg. 37.359’E

The work involves transporting and dumping of sand material by self-discharge sand carrier and trailer suction hopper dredgers to Stockpile Area. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other vessels of the work.

Craft involved in the work 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);
and
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

Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Update No.7 (28 March 2017)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, North Queensland, Australia

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to cross the coast near Bowen today (28 March).

Townsville: The port is still on condition RED, full closure. Townsville itself is currently experiencing minimal rain and wind, but this may change over the next 24 hours. At this stage, the intention is to re-open Townsville Port (landside) at 06:00 hours tomorrow (Wednesday 29 March), but this is still to be confirmed and will be subject to assessment of the channel and infrastructure in the morning.

Hay Point & Mackay: Both ports remain closed until further notice. We understand from the Harbour Master that no vessels are allowed to enter the Port of Abbot Point.

Dalrymple Bay & Hay Point Coal Terminals: No vessels alongside. The terminals suspended all movements until further notice. All cargo from the mine sites to port stockpiles by train was suspended yesterday evening (27 March).

Abbot Point Coal Terminal: No vessels alongside. The terminal has completed cyclone shutdown. Next vessel to arrive & berth is not due until 30 March.

Some mine sites in the region have lockdown down. Depending on movement of the Tropical Cyclone when it crosses the coast, mine sites would be affected tomorrow or Thursday.

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

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