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Seawall reinstatement works at Sai Kung
Monday, February 18, 2019, Hong Kong

From 25 February and for approximately 4 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 22.633’N / 114 deg. 16.468’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.627’N / 114 deg. 16.497’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.563’N / 114 deg. 16.481’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.569’N / 114 deg. 16.453’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and one crane boat. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

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

(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.32 of 2019

Operation of temporary jetty & RoRo ramp
Monday, February 18, 2019, Singapore

The working period for the operation of a temporary jetty and RoRo ramp east of Tuas View has been extended and will now run 24 hours daily including Sundays & Public Holidays from 18 February to 17 August.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.017 of 2019, it will be within the working areas bounded by the following coordinates:

1) 01 deg. 18.750’N / 103 deg. 38.093’E
2) 01 deg. 18.662’N / 103 deg. 38.174’E
3) 01 deg. 18.629’N / 103 deg. 38.135’E
4) 01 deg. 18.711’N / 103 deg. 38.066’E

5) 01 deg. 16.891’N / 103 deg. 38.978’E
6) 01 deg. 16.855’N / 103 deg. 39.022’E
7) 01 deg. 16.804’N / 103 deg. 38.982’E
8) 01 deg. 16.837’N / 103 deg. 38.940’E

At Working Area A, a RoRo ramp was constructed to facilitate loading of materials, construction plant and equipment onto the work barges, for transportation to load out jetty at Tuas View Basin and vice versa. These barges will be assisted by tugs.

At Working Area B, a temporary load out jetty and a RoRo ramp were constructed to facilitate receiving of materials, construction plant and equipment.

A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area of the project.

Craft involved in the operations will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear of the working areas;
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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