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Construction of breakwater off ferry terminal
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Singapore
Work is underway until 23 January 2018 on the construction of a breakwater off Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.103 of 2017, the works are being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.673’N / 103 deg. 59.178’E (TOA-TM-1 FI. Y 2s)
2) 01 deg. 18.690’N / 103 deg. 59.297’E (TOA-TM-2 FI. Y 2s)
3) 01 deg. 18.725’N / 103 deg. 59.410’E (TOA-TM-3 FI. Y 2s)
4) 01 deg. 18.674’N / 103 deg. 59.425’E (TOA-TM-4 FI. Y 2s)
5) 01 deg. 18.616’N / 103 deg. 59.236’E
6) 01 deg. 18.625’N / 103 deg. 59.192’E

The construction of a breakwater involves piling and concrete structural work. The safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of 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 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 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 works at Black Point Power Station
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 weeks, marine works involving seawall reinstatement will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 24.686’N / 113 deg. 54.370’E
(B) 22 deg. 24.715’N / 113 deg. 54.271’E
(C) 22 deg. 24.797’N / 113 deg. 54.355’E
(D) 22 deg. 24.705’N / 113 deg. 54.391’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tug boat and one work boat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around the derrick lighter. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area.  The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.  Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 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.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.110 of 2017

New port charges and towage fees
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Darwin, Australia
Darwin Port has announced its new schedule of port charges and towage fees, effective from today (1 August). The rates are subject to review on or around 1 July every year.

For details of the new tariffs, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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