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Dredging at Sakra Basin
Friday, July 20, 2018, Singapore

From 21 July to 20 October, dredging works will be carried out at Sakra Basin

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.077 of 2018, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 01 deg. 15.993’N / 103 deg. 42.641’E
2. 01 deg. 16.056’N / 103 deg. 42.538’E
3. 01 deg. 16.173’N / 103 deg. 42.605’E
4. 01 deg. 16.093’N / 103 deg. 42.644’E

Dredging works will be carried out by dredgers supported by barges and tugs. Safety boats 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 and not enter the working are
b) maintain a proper lookout
c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution
d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (West Control)
e) communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 got assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Marine works at Junk Bay
Friday, July 20, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 34 months, marine works involving installation of temporary steel platforms, ground investigation works, and viaduct construction works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):
(A) 22 deg. 17.807’N / 114 deg. 15.411’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.734’N / 114 deg. 15.463’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.658’N / 114 deg. 15.420’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.678’N / 114 deg. 15.331’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.712’N / 114 deg. 15.288’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.735’N / 114 deg. 15.239’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.793’N / 114 deg. 15.277’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.786’N / 114 deg. 15.287’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.773’N / 114 deg. 15.345’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.781’N / 114 deg. 15.383’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including ten dumb lighters, two hopper barges, one dry cargo vessel, four tugboats and four work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the lighters will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters.

Several silt curtains, 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 works 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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.115 of 2018

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