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24-Feb-2020

MARINE PILING WORKS OFF JURONG ISLAND
Singapore

Marine piling works off Jurong Island
Monday, February 24, 2020, Singapore

The working period for piling works off Jurong Island has been extended. The works will now be carried out 29 February to 30 April.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.04 of 2020, the work will be conducted from 0800 to 2200 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17.371’N / 103 deg. 43.477’E
2) 01 deg. 17.381’N / 103 deg. 43.511’E
3) 01 deg. 17.327’N / 103 deg. 43.572’E
4) 01 deg. 17.302’N / 103 deg. 43.526’E

Marine piling works will be carried out with the use of crane barges. Tug boats will be used to tow the crane barges into position. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other 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 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 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.

STRIKE NOTICES AT FRENCH PORTS
France

MARINE PILING WORKS OFF JURONG ISLAND
Singapore

REQUIREMENTS FOR CREW CHANGES
Turkey

ADDITIONAL TUGS NEEDED DUE TO HIGH RIVER CONDITIONS
Mobile, United States

Strike notices at French ports
Monday, February 24, 2020, France

Dockers and port workers at Bayonne, Bourdeaux, Le Havre, Rouen, Montoir, Saint Nazaire, Nantes, Donges have given notice of a 4-hour work stoppage on Thursday 27 February.

At Dunkirk, only port workers have given notice of this stoppage. At La Pallice, only dockers have given notice, and at Fos, Lavera and Marseille, dockers have given notice of a one-hour stoppage at the end of all shifts throughout the day.

Further notice of a 4-hour stoppage on 5 March has been given for the ports of Bayonne, Le Havre, Rouen and, La Pallice.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in France, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: SEA-invest Shipping Agent – GAC agent, France.

Marine piling works off Jurong Island
Monday, February 24, 2020, Singapore

The working period for piling works off Jurong Island has been extended. The works will now be carried out 29 February to 30 April.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.04 of 2020, the work will be conducted from 0800 to 2200 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17.371’N / 103 deg. 43.477’E
2) 01 deg. 17.381’N / 103 deg. 43.511’E
3) 01 deg. 17.327’N / 103 deg. 43.572’E
4) 01 deg. 17.302’N / 103 deg. 43.526’E

Marine piling works will be carried out with the use of crane barges. Tug boats will be used to tow the crane barges into position. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other 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 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 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

Requirements for crew changes
Monday, February 24, 2020, Turkey

For all vessels’ crew change operations (transit, port calls, etc.) at Turkish ports, where the last 10 ports of call were in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Thailand, the authorities require a document showing fever measurement reports for all crew onboard. Without such fever measurement, crew change operations will not proceed.

Further, if offsigners’ passports show entry to China or Qom in Iran, they will not be allowed to enter Turkey and the vessel will be returned even if it is transiting.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

Additional tugs needed due to high river conditions
Monday, February 24, 2020, Mobile, United States

Mobile Bar Pilots advise that they are currently experiencing high river conditions not seen in Mobile Harbor for decades.

Many ship movements have necessitated numerous tugs when only two would be used in normal conditions. As a result, there may be delays in arrivals and departures until conditions improve.

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

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