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Transport of sand and soil investigation works
Thursday, June 14, 2018, Singapore

The working period has been extended for the transport of sand material to the stockpile area and soil investigations works near the Pilot West Boarding Ground Alpha (PWBGA).

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.62 of 2018, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 17 June to 16 December at the Stockpile Area at Tuas View Extension, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

01 deg. 13.400’N / 103 deg. 36.291’E
01 deg. 13.400’N / 103 deg. 36.381’E
01 deg. 13.289’N / 103 deg. 36.410’E
01 deg. 13.203’N / 103 deg. 36.499’E
01 deg. 13.211’N /103 deg. 36.575’E
01 deg. 13.331’N /103 deg. 36.595’E
01 deg. 13.369’N / 103 deg. 36.648’E
01 deg. 13.458’N / 103 deg. 36.748’E
01 deg. 13.482’N / 103 deg. 36.810’E
01 deg. 14.123’N / 103 deg. 36.810’E
01 deg. 14.125’N / 103 deg. 36.686’E
01 deg. 14.474’N / 103 deg. 36.686’E
01 deg. 14.474’N / 103 deg. 36.293’E
The work involves transporting and dumping of sand material by self-discharge sand carrier and trailer suction hopper dredgers to the Stockpile Area. Soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling and sampling using a jack-up barge. Tug boats will be used to move the jack-up barges. The safety zone is a circular area of 30m radius centred at the borehole. Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about 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);
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

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