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Delaware River, United States

Repair works at the coast of Sentosa Island
Friday, October 19, 2018, Singapore

From 22 October 2018 to 21 April 2019, repair works will be carried out at the coast of Sentosa Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.105 of 2018, the works will be conducted between 0800 and 1800 hours daily excluding Sundays and Public Holidays, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

Working Area A
1) 1 deg. 14.3428’N / 103 deg. 50.1737’E
2) 1 deg. 14.3755’N / 103 deg. 50.2036’E
3) 1 deg. 14.3754’N / 103 deg. 50.2729’E
4) 1 deg. 14.6367’N / 103 deg. 50.1833’E

Working Area B
5) 1 deg. 14.6367’N / 103 deg. 50.5909’E
6) 1 deg. 14.7952’N / 103 deg. 50.7114’E
7) 1 deg. 14.7776’N / 103 deg. 50.7319’E
8) 1 deg. 14.6192’N / 103 deg. 50.6115’E

Working Area C
9) 1 deg. 15.1494’N / 103 deg. 50.5535’E
10) 1 deg. 15.1807’N / 103 deg. 50.5535’E
11) 1 deg. 15.1807’N / 103 deg. 50.5970’E
12) 1 deg. 15.1494’N / 103 deg. 50.5970’E

The improvement works will involve the repair of revetment structures and promenade at Sentosa Cove. 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 signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not to enter 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 12 (East Control) or Channel 18 (Keppel Control) where appropriate;
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 or Keppel Control on VHF Channel 18 for assistance, if required.

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

Remote operation of bridge
Friday, October 19, 2018, Delaware River, United States

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation authorizing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge over the Delaware River, mile 104.6, in Delair, NJ, to be remotely operated from the Conrail South Jersey dispatch center in Mount Laurel, NJ, from 8 a.m. on October 16, 2018, to 7:59 a.m. on December 15, 2018.

The remote operation system of the bridge incorporates a dedicated telephone line (856) 231-2301 for bridge operations, a push-to-talk (PTT) opening signal of 5 clicks on VHF-FM channel 13, and an automated identification system (AIS) transmitter to provide real-time bridge status. AIS bridge status is provided via the name transmitted by the private aids to navigation as: DELAIR BRG-OPEN (fully open and locked position, channel light green), DELAIR BRG-CLOSED (other than fully open, not inoperative), or DELAIR BRG-INOP (other than fully open, inoperative). The AIS transmitter is assigned maritime mobile service identity (MMSI) number 993663001 and has been installed on the New Jersey side of the bridge at the bridge and land intersection in approximate position 39 degrees, 58 minutes, 50.52 seconds North (39.9807 N), 75 degrees, 03 minutes, 58.75 seconds West (-75.06632 W).

(For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.39-18

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