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10-May-2019

TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE
Singapore

ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVE SCHEME
Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia

DREDGING OFF JURONG TERMINAL
Singapore

Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Friday, May 10, 2019, Singapore

From 13 to 17 May 2019, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be tested north of Small Craft Anchorage ‘A’.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 041 of 2019, the testing will be conducted from 0900 to 1800 hours daily within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.582’N / 103 deg. 58.543’E
2) 01 deg. 18.426’N / 103 deg. 58.591’E
3) 01 deg. 18.346’N / 103 deg. 58.279’E
4) 01 deg. 18.505’N / 103 deg. 58.230’E

The AUV will be deployed and recovered by the work boat. 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 12 (East Control);
and
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

Environmental Incentive Scheme
Friday, May 10, 2019, Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia

Since NSW Ports introduced the Environmental Incentive Scheme on 1 January 2019, applying to vessel charges at Port Botany and Port Kembla, 162 vessels have been registered.

Details of the scheme are available at https://www.nswports.com.au/assets/Uploads/NSW-Ports-Environmental-Shipping-Incentive-Factsheet-Nov-2022.pdf

For information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Dredging off Jurong Terminal
Friday, May 10, 2019, Singapore

From 13 May to 30 August, dredging works will be carried out off Jurong Terminal.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.042 of 2019, the work is being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – in Damar Laut Basin, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17·988’N / 103 deg. 43·666’E
2) 01 deg. 18·150’N / 103 deg. 43·340’E
3) 01 deg. 18·353’N / 103 deg. 43·101’E
4) 01 deg. 18·366’N / 103 deg. 43·112’E
5) 01 deg. 18·165’N / 103 deg. 43·349’E
6) 01 deg. 18·005’N / 103 deg. 43·674’E

Dredging works will be carried out by dredgers, which will be held in position by anchors. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by barges, which will be assisted by pusher tugs.

During the operation, the dredgers and barges will be attended by tug boats which will also be used to shift the dredgers and hopper barges, when required to clear the fairway for vessels to berth or unberth.

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 and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear from the dredger;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);
and
e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

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

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