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06-Jun-2019

CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALL STRUCTURE & INSTALLATION OF SILT CURTAINS OFF CHANGI EAST STAGING GROUND
Singapore

INCREASES IN PORT CHARGES
Hay Point, Australia

WORKS AT VOPAK TERMINAL (PULAU SEBAROK) WORKS AT VOPAK TERMINAL (PULAU SEBAROK)
Vopak Terminal (Pulau Sebarok), Singapore

IGF TRAINING & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Singapore

Construction of outfall structure & installation of silt curtains off Changi East Staging Ground Thursday, June 6, 2019, Singapore

The working period has been extended for the construction of outfall structure & installation of silt curtains off Changi East Staging Ground. The work will now be conducted from 11 June to 10 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.050 of 2019 dated 3 June 2019, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.685’N / 103 deg. 59.822’E
2) 01 deg. 18.632’N / 103 deg. 59.949’E
3) 01 deg. 18.557’N / 103 deg. 59.918’E
4) 01 deg. 18.603’N / 103 deg. 59.786’E

The installation of silt curtains will be carried out by the crane barge. Tug boats will be used to assist the positioning of the crane barge during the installation work.

Upon completion of the silt curtains installation, construction of new outfall structure and cofferdam with sheet piles will be carried out by a vibroexcavator.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of the work.

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 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

Increases in port charges
Thursday, June 6, 2019, Hay Point, Australia

The below increases in port charges that will be effective at Hay Point from 1 July 2019:

Annual Price Increases
– FY19/20: 3%
– FY20/21: 3%
– FY21/22: 3%
– FY22/23: 3%
– LT: 3%

The increases for 2019/20 have been set in line with the pricing path communicated to port users and stakeholders in 2018.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has collected tonnage dues for DBCT berth pocket dredging in financial year 2018/19 to fund the berth pocket dredging executed in April 2019. It is anticipated that this charge will not need to continue into 2019/20, and the Pricing Schedule reflects this.

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

Works at Vopak Terminal (Pulau Sebarok) works at Vopak Terminal (Pulau Sebarok)
Thursday, June 6, 2019, Vopak Terminal (Pulau Sebarok), Singapore

A crane barge will be utilised to carry out work to replace the steel gangway structure at Vopak Terminal Jetty 4 (Pulau Sebarok).
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.051 of 2019 dated 6 June 2019, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 12·194’N / 103 deg. 48·075’E
2) 01 deg. 12·169’N / 103 deg. 48·106’E
3) 01 deg. 12·162’N / 103 deg. 48·099’E
4) 01 deg. 12·187’N / 103 deg. 48·069’E
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 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

IGF Training & Certification Requirements
Thursday, June 6, 2019, Singapore

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention) has been amended to require mandatory minimum training and certification for masters, deck officers, marine engineer officers and ratings serving on board ships subject to the IGF Code. Training and certification requirements are as follows:
Basic Training
Officers and ratings who are responsible for designated safety duties associated with the care, use or in emergency response to the fuel on board ships subject to the IGF Code shall complete basic training in accordance with the provisions of section A-V/3 paragraph 1 of the STCW Code and hold certificate of proficiency (COP) in basic training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code.
Seafarers who hold valid COP, issued in accordance with regulation V/1-2 paragraphs 2 and 5 of the STCW Convention, for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations are considered to have met the requirements for basic training.
Advanced Training
Masters, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and marine engineer officers with immediate responsibility for the care and use of fuels and fuel systems on ships subject to IGF Code, shall, in addition to meeting the requirements of basic training in paragraph 3 or 4 comply with the following:
Complete an approved advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code, meeting the standards of competence specified in section A-V/3 paragraph 2 and table A-V/3-2 of the STCW Code; and
Have at least one month of approved sea service that includes a minimum of three bunkering operations on board, a ship subject to the IGF Code. Two of the three bunkering operations may be replaced by approved simulator training as part of the advanced training.
Officers who hold a valid COP, issued in accordance with regulation V/1-2 paragraphs 3 and 5 of the STCW Convention, in advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations are considered to have met the requirements of advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code.

Application for COP
Holders of certificates of competency issued by MPA or those who have completed training in an approved institute in Singapore can apply for COPs at basic and advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code through MPA’s website or MARINET. The cost for application and issuance of COP is SIN25. COPs have a validity of 5 years.
Revalidation of COPs
Holders of COP in basic or advanced training for service on ships subject to the
IGF Code, can apply for revalidation at intervals not exceeding 5 years. The
requirements for revalidation are:
To have completed at least three months sea service in total in the preceding 5 years on board a ship subject to the IGF Code or on board liquefied gas tankers; or
To have attended an approved refresher training in basic or advanced level for service on ships subject to the IGF Code.
Recognition of COP issued by Foreign Maritime Administrations
MPA will recognise COP in basic and advanced training, for service on board
Singapore registered ships subject to the IGF Code, issued by a foreign maritime
administration whose certificates of competency are recognised by MPA. A list of
countries whose certificates of competency are recognised by MPA is given in
Shipping Circular No. 21 of 2017. It is not necessary for MPA to issue flag state
endorsement for the recognition of COP.
Familiarisation Training
Company is responsible to ensure that seafarers serving on board ship subject
to the IGF Code receive appropriate ship and equipment specific familiarisation
training as specified in regulation I/14 of the STCW Convention. Documentary
evidence of such familiarisation training should be maintained on board.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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