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Mooring & unmooring of vessels off Pulau Tekong
Friday, March 29, 2019, Singapore

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.031 of 2019, from 29 March to 28 September, the locations of the mooring buoys at Pulau Tekong Reclamation Project Area are as follows:
TK-MB-1) 01 deg. 20.266’N / 104 deg. 04.727’E (Fl.Y.2s)
TK-MB-2) 01 deg. 20.394’N / 104 deg. 04.589’E (Fl.Y.2s)
TK-MB-3) 01 deg. 22.008’N / 104 deg. 02.667’E (Fl.Y.4s)
TK-MB-4) 01 deg. 22.133’N / 104 deg. 02.521’E (Fl.Y.4s)
TK-MB-5) 01 deg. 22.305’N / 104 deg. 02.312’E (Fl.Y.6s)
TK-MB-6) 01 deg. 22.433’N / 104 deg. 02.158’E (Fl.Y.6s)
TK-MB-7) 01 deg. 20.711’N / 104 deg. 04.205’E (Fl.Y.8s)
TK-MB-8) 01 deg. 20.834’N / 104 deg. 04.060’E (Fl.Y.8s)
TK-MB-9) 01 deg. 21.659’N / 104 deg. 03.082’E (Fl.Y.10s)
TK-MB-10) 01 deg. 21.781’N / 104 deg. 02.938’E (Fl.Y.10s)
TK-MB-11) 01 deg. 23.264’N / 104 deg. 01.205’E (Fl.Y.3s)
TK-MB-12) 01 deg. 23.125’N / 104° 01.348’E Fl.Y.3s

The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation.

Working Hours: Daylight hours from 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs

During this period, bulk carriers, self-propelled barges and tug boats with barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting the Kuala Johor to the Pulau Tekong reclamation project area. All vessels shall navigate with caution when in the vicinity of the mooring buoys off Pulau Tekong.

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

Reclamation work at Pulau Tekong
Friday, March 29, 2019, Singapore

The working period has been extended for reclamation work at Pulau Tekong. The work is now being carried out from 29 March to 28 September.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.030 of 2019, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 01 deg. 25.910’N / 104 deg. 03.472’E
2. 01 deg. 26.260’N / 104 deg. 03.480’E
(Yellow/ Pillar/ Fl Y 2s/ Tekong-20)
3. 01 deg. 26.544’N / 104 deg. 02.353’E
(Black/ Yellow/ Pillar/ Q Fl/ Tekong-19)
4. 01 deg. 26.271’N / 104 deg. 01.343’E
(Yellow/ Pillar/ Fl Y 4s/ Tekong-18)

5. 01 deg. 25.488’N / 104 deg. 00.444’E
(Green/ Conical/ Fl (3) G 15s/ Tekong)
6. 01 deg. 25.167’N / 104 deg. 00.434’E
(Yellow/ Black/ Yellow/ Pillar/ Q(9)15s/West Tekong)
7. 01 deg. 23.350’N / 104 deg. 01.057’E
(Green/ Conical/ Fl G 2s/ Tekong-3)
8. 01 deg. 20.090’N / 104 deg. 04.899’E
9. 01 deg. 20.090’N / 104 deg. 05.009’E
(Yellow/ Black/ Pillar/ Q(6) + LFl 5s/South Nelayan)
10. 01 deg. 20.313’N / 104 deg. 05.215’E
11. 01 deg. 20.375’N / 104 deg. 05.212’E
12. 01 deg. 20.752’N / 104 deg. 04.944’E
13. 01 deg. 21.406’N / 104 deg. 04.608’E
14. 01 deg. 21.750’N / 104 deg. 04.690’E
(Red/ Can/ Fl R 4s/ Red Calder)
15. 01 deg. 23.489’N / 104 deg. 05.338’E
16. 01 deg. 23.661’N / 104 deg. 05.391’E
(Red/ Can/ Fl R 10s/ Tekong-22)
17. 01 deg. 23.985’N / 104 deg. 05.423’E
18. 01 deg. 24.237’N / 104 deg. 05.408’E
19. 01 deg. 24.376’N / 104 deg. 05.375’E
(Red/ Can/ Fl R 2s/ Tekong-23)
20. 01 deg. 24.481’N / 104 deg. 05.260’E
21. 01 deg. 24.535’N / 104 deg. 05.110’E
22. 01 deg. 24.310’N / 104 deg. 01.759’E
23. 01 deg. 24.227’N / 104 deg. 01.665’E
24. 01 deg. 24.294’N / 104 deg. 01.571’E
25. 01 deg. 24.574’N / 104 deg. 01.623’E
26. 01 deg. 24.589’N / 104 deg. 01.772’E

Reclamation work will involve filling, dredging and construction of revetment, soil investigation and soil improvement work. Soil improvement work will entail stabilized dredging, sand piling and deep cement mixing. The dredgers will be used for the bund construction within the working area. A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area.

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 21 (Sembawang Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Marine site investigation at Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club
Friday, March 29, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out at the following works locations (WGS84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 22.309’N / 113 deg. 59.488’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.263’N / 113 deg. 59.519’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.229’N / 113 deg. 59.455’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.186’N / 113 deg. 59.427’E
(E) 22 deg. 22.135’N / 113 deg. 59.460’E
(F) 22 deg. 22.164’N / 113 deg. 59.509’E
(G) 22 deg. 22.194’N / 113 deg. 59.557’E
(H) 22 deg. 22.155’N / 113 deg. 59.582’E
(I) 22 deg. 22.125’N / 113 deg. 59.534’E
(J) 22 deg. 22.104’N / 113 deg. 59.491’E
(K) 22 deg. 22.024’N / 113 deg. 59.453’E
(L) 22 deg. 21.983’N / 113 deg. 59.486’E
(M) 22 deg. 21.958’N / 113 deg. 59.446’E
(N) 22 deg. 22.000’N / 113 deg. 59.411’E
(O) 22 deg. 22.028’N / 113 deg. 59.396’E
(P) 22 deg. 22.097’N / 113 deg. 59.416’E
(Q) 22 deg. 22.149’N / 113 deg. 59.416’E
(R) 22 deg. 22.243’N / 113 deg. 59.401’E
(S) 22 deg. 22.280’N / 113 deg. 59.439’E

The works [are being] carried out by one flat top barge and one jack-up platform. One tugboat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works changes from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 80 metres around the flat top barge is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

Yellow flashing lights are installed at the four corners of the jack-up platform to indicate its position.

The hours of work are from 0700 hours to 1900 hours from Monday to Saturday. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works locations outside the hours of work.

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.55 of 2019

Yacht race from Hong Kong to the Philippines
Friday, March 29, 2019, Hong Kong

A yacht race will take place from Hong Kong to the Philippines on 16 April 2019 (Tuesday) and 17 April 2019 (Wednesday). About 18 yachts are expected to participate in the race.

The race will start at 1115 hours on 16 April 2019 and 17 April 2019 in front of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter. It will follow an easterly route through the harbour and Tathong Channel, thence to Philippines.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the racing route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(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.50 of 2019

Vessel decontamination after ITC Deer park chemical fire (Update 29 March)
Friday, March 29, 2019, Houston, United States

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has opened two-way traffic between Houston Ship Channel Light 116 and Tucker’s Bayou during daylight hours only, managed by Vessel Traffic Service.

All tows transiting the contaminated zone will be required to maintain a 30 minute spacing and will proceed at a slow bell. Carpenter’s Bayou and Old River remain closed until further notice.

All vessels will be inspected for contamination prior to their departure from the contaminated area. The decontamination sites are at: ITC Pasadena Dock 3, Shell Lay Berth, Southwest Shipyard in Channelview, Lynchburg Ferry Terminal (mobile team), Barbours Cut Lash Dock (mobile team), Enterprise Products Barbours Cut Dock 7 (mobile team), & LBC Dock 4 (mobile team).

All movements through the impacted area will cease at sunset, by which time transits through the affected areas must be complete.

Ships through the spill area are limited to one-way traffic, but tows are moving two-way. One-way traffic for ships will remain in place until there is no longer a need to inspect and/or decontaminate ships.

There is still significant spillage in Jacinto Port, Carpenters Bayou and Old River. Those areas remain boomed and all vessel traffic from/to those areas is currently restricted. The USCG Gulf Strike Team is working to setup a “locking system” of booms to begin allowing vessels out of Carpenters Bayou. Another team is working at Old River and another at Jacinto Port, where they plan to setup similar locking systems.

The CBP Houston Seaport has not rescinded the blanket extension to depart after clearance, and it remains for vessels detained in port by the ITC incident.

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

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