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Hot Port News from GAC

16-Sep-2019

REDUCED VISIBILITY
Singapore

HAZE ALERT – 24-HOUR PSI LEVEL 101 TO 200
Singapore

BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT AT ABERDEEN SOUTH TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT AT SHEK PIK, LANTAU ISLAND
Hong Kong

SEA PARADE ON 1 OCTOBER 2019
Hong Kong

Reduced visibility
Monday, September 16, 2019, Singapore

Due to the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and port waters could be significantly reduced.

During periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a proper lookout and navigate with caution. They are also advised to comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and in particular Rule No. 19, Rule No. 20 and Rule 35 concerning conduct of vessels in restricted visibility, exhibition of navigation lights and sound signals in restricted visibility, respectively.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.085 of 2019 dated 15 September 2019

Haze Alert – 24-hour PSI level 101 to 200
Monday, September 16, 2019, Singapore

It has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI level is between 101 and 200. This PSI level range is considered as unhealthy.

Shipping & Harbour Craft communities, shipowners, shipping agents, terminal operators and marine service providers are advised to monitor the PSI level through media.

Employers are advised to monitor their outdoor workers and follow guidelines provided by Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Guidelines for employers on protecting employees from the effects of haze can be found in the following MOM’s website: https://www.mom.gov.sg/haze/guidelines-on-protecting-employees-from-haze

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.086 of 2019 dated 15 September 2019

Breakwater reinstatement at Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter
Monday, September 16, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, breakwater reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 14.169’N / 114 deg. 09.824’E
(B) 22 deg. 14.136’N / 114 deg. 09.825’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.133’N / 114 deg. 09.753’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.166’N / 114 deg. 09.751’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

A silt curtain extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will 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.148 of 2019 dated 12 September 2019

Seawall reinstatement at Shek Pik, Lantau Island
Monday, September 16, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 13.291’N / 113 deg. 53.741’E
(B) 22 deg. 13.287’N / 113 deg. 53.609’E
(C) 22 deg. 13.331’N / 113 deg. 53.617’E
(D) 22 deg. 13.332’N / 113 deg. 53.642’E

The works will be carried out by two derrick lighters. Two tugboats will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain fitted with yellow flashing lights will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

Vessels engaged in the operations will 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.145 of 2019 dated 12 September 2019

Sea Parade on 1 October 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019, Hong Kong

A flag raising ceremony will be held at 0800 hours on 1 October 2019 at the Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. During the ceremony, a sea parade made up of launches of the disciplinary services will proceed from Causeway Bay to HKCEC between 0745 hours and 0805 hours, and display water jets off HKCEC at 0800 hours.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the parade fleet.

(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.138 of 2019

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