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Dredging in Temasek Fairway
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Singapore

The working period for dredging in the Temasek Fairway has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.02 of 2019, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – from 9 January to 8 July, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 14.317’N / 103 deg. 39.411’E
2) 1 deg. 14.208’N / 103 deg. 39.688’E
3) 1 deg. 13.239’N / 103 deg. 40.079’E
4) 1 deg. 13.164’N / 103 deg. 39.876’E

Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredger, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs. The grab dredger will be held in position by spuds-system within the working area. 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 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

Submarine outfall maintenance southwest of Tai Lei, Peng Chau
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately two weeks, submarine outfall maintenance works including hydrographic sounding survey and underwater inspection will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.337’N / 114 deg. 01.919’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.312’N / 114 deg. 01.935’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.288’N / 114 deg. 01.895’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.312’N / 114 deg. 01.877’E

The works will be carried out by one survey boat and one work boat. One guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the work boat for diving operations.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.6 of 2019 dated 7 January 2019

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