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Gove, Australia
Dredging works off Sultan Shoal Lighthouse
Thursday, March 22, 2018, Singapore

The working period for dredging works off Sultan Shoal Lighthouse have been extended. The works are now being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – until 30 June.

According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.029 of 2018, the work is being conducted within the working area bounded by the following coordinates:
1. 1 deg. 14.464’N / 103 deg. 38.946’E
2. 1 deg. 14.548’N / 103 deg. 39.133’E
3. 1 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 39.254’E
4. 1 deg. 14.208’N / 103 deg. 39.043’E

Dredging works are being carried out by grab dredger, supported by hopper barges and pushed tugs. The grab dredger will be held in position by spuds – systems within the area.

The safety zone is a circular area of 250m radius centred at the dredger.

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 clear of 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), 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

Terminal closed due to weather
Thursday, March 22, 2018, Gove, Australia

Rio Tinto Gove Operations has declared Gove port/terminal closed until the approaching Tropical Cyclone weather system has passed.

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

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