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Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Singapore

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be tested off St John’s Island from tomorrow (27 February) to 8 March.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.020 of 2019 dated 25 February 2019, the testing will be conducted from 0900 to 1800 hours daily, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 13.133’N / 103 deg. 51.137’E
2) 01 deg. 12.960’N / 103 deg. 51.229’E
3) 01 deg. 12.925’N / 103 deg. 51.137’E

A workboat will deploy and recover the AUV by crane. A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of the working area.

Craft involved in the testing 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 68 (West Control);
e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

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

Fender repair works for dolphins in Hei Ling Chau Typhoon Shelter
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 4 months, fender repair works for dolphins [are being] carried out in Hei Ling Chau Typhoon Shelter.
The works [are being] carried out by one crane boat. One work boat [is providing] assistance.
A working area of approximately 15 metres around the crane boat [is] established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the crane boat.
A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, [is] established around the dolphins for repair. Yellow flashing lights [are] laid along the surface of the silt curtain to mark the extent of the silt curtain.
The works [are being] carried out from 0800 to 1900 hours. No works [are being] carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels engaged in the works stay close to the dolphins outside the hours of work.
Diving operations [are being] carried out from time to time during the hours of work.
Vessels engaged in the works display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.
Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, bearing in mind there are divers working around the dolphins.
(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.35 of 2019


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