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Works at Tuas Western Coast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Singapore

The working period has been extended for works at Tuas Western Coast has been revised. The works will now be carried out from 20 July 2019 to 19 January 2020.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.064 of 2019 dated 16 July 2019, operations will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

Working Area A
1) 1 deg. 20.287’N / 103 deg. 38.026’E
2) 1 deg. 20.303’N / 103 deg. 37.959’E
3) 1 deg. 20.277’N / 103 deg. 37.861’E
4) 1 deg. 19.217’N / 103 deg. 37.223’E
5) 1 deg. 18.525’N / 103 deg. 36.917’E
6) 1 deg. 17.503’N / 103 deg. 36.624’E
7) 1 deg. 16.917’N / 103 deg. 36.467’E
8) 1 deg. 16.908’N / 103 deg. 36.563’E
9) 1 deg. 17.061’N / 103 deg. 36.722’E
10) 1 deg. 17.110’N / 103 deg. 36.770’E
11) 1 deg. 17.440’N / 103 deg. 36.857’E
12) 1 deg. 18.434’N / 103 deg. 37.121’E
13) 1 deg. 18.487’N / 103 deg. 37.198’E
14) 1 deg. 18.478’N / 103 deg. 37.226’E
15) 1 deg. 18.157’N / 103 deg. 37.108’E

Working Area B
16) 1 deg. 18.111’N / 103 deg. 37.230’E
17) 1 deg. 19.857’N / 103 deg. 37.355’E
18) 1 deg. 19.817’N / 103 deg. 37.418’E
19) 1 deg. 19.065’N / 103 deg. 36.969’E
20) 1 deg. 19.284’N / 103 deg. 36.995’E

The work involves dredging and dumping operations and also includes: installation, shifting and maintenance of navigational buoys; shifting, installation and maintenance of temporary jetty within the working area; construction and maintenance of silt barricade within working area; removal of rocks at existing revetments and construction of rock revetments; re-handling works within working area; sand re-handling works from APTE1 to TWC reclamation area; receiving of external sand; survey (Pre/Post survey, Interim, Progress (Monthly) and 3 monthly surveys); transportation and dumping of dredged material from TWC to TTP2.

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

New recommended maximum draft
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, New Orleans, United States

Based on the most recent survey, the Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association is now recommending a maximum draft of 44’.

The BAR Pilots’ maximum recommended draft for the South West Pass maximum recommended draft remains at 42’.

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

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