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Marine works east of airport
Monday, December 10, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, marine works involving re-arrangement of silt curtains, sounding survey and seabed trimming [are being] carried out within the following areas:

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.758’N / 113 deg. 57.044’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.743’N / 113 deg. 57.038’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.756’N / 113 deg. 56.999’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.771’N / 113 deg. 57.006’E

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(E) 22 deg. 18.670’N / 113 deg. 57.215’E
(F) 22 deg. 18.656’N / 113 deg. 57.206’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.676’N / 113 deg. 57.171’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.690’N / 113 deg. 57.181’E

The works [are being] carried out by one tugboat and one work boat. A working area of approximately 50 metres [is] established around the tugboat. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the tugboat.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, [are] re-arranged around the boundary of each works area to suit operational requirements. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work [are] round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.190 of 2018

Dredging off Lim Chu Kang Police Coast Guard Base
Monday, December 10, 2018, Singapore

From 11 December 2018 to 16 April 2019, dredging work will be carried out off Lim Chu Kang PCG’s jetty.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.123 of 2018 dated 10 December 2018, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 26.809’N / 103 deg. 42.435’E
2) 1 deg. 26.775’N / 103 deg. 42.442’E
3) 1 deg. 26.764’N / 103 deg. 42.388’E
4) 1 deg. 26.777’N / 103 deg. 42.386’E
5) 1 deg. 26.780’N / 103 deg. 42.397’E
6) 1 deg. 26.790’N / 103 deg. 42.395’E
7) 1 deg. 26.795’N / 103 deg. 42.420’E
8) 1 deg. 26.806’N / 103 deg. 42.418’E

Dredging works will be carried out by a dredger, 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 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 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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