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26-Jan-2021

CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY RORO RAMP AT TUAS SOUTH
Singapore

MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

Construction of temporary Roro ramp at Tuas South
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Singapore

The working period for the construction of a Roro ramp at Tuas South has been extended and the working area revised.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.004 of 2021, the works will be carried out 24hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 1 February to 31 March within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01° 17·235’N / 103° 38·991’E
2) 01° 17·187’N / 103° 39·017’E
3) 01° 17·163’N / 103° 38·969’E
4) 01° 17·210’N / 103° 38·943’E

The boundary of the temporary Roro ramp will be marked by land surveyor. Land excavators will be used in the construction of the Roro ramp by placing the rocks from the bottom of the slope. Upon completion, a post survey will be conducted for the work area.

Craft involved in the works 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 22 (Jurong Control);
and
e) Communicate with Jurong Control for assistance, if required.

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

Marine works at Junk Bay
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving installation of temporary steel platforms, ground investigation works, seawall reinstatement works and viaduct construction works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (P):
(A) 22° 17.831’N 114° 15.352’E
(B) 22° 17.802’N 114° 15.363’E
(C) 22° 17.782’N 114° 15.377’E
(D) 22° 17.749’N 114° 15.399’E
(E) 22° 17.737’N 114° 15.405’E
(F) 22° 17.720’N 114° 15.406’E
(G) 22° 17.699’N 114° 15.395’E
(H) 22° 17.701’N 114° 15.381’E
(I) 22° 17.668’N 114° 15.375’E
(J) 22° 17.678’N 114° 15.331’E
(K) 22° 17.712’N 114° 15.288’E
(L) 22° 17.735’N 114° 15.239’E
(M) 22° 17.793’N 114° 15.277’E
(N) 22° 17.841’N 114° 15.282’E
(O) 22° 17.841’N 114° 15.316’E
(P) 22° 17.827’N 114° 15.317’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including ten dumb lighters, two hopper barges, one dry cargo vessel, four tugboats and four work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the lighters will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters.

Several silt curtains, 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 curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2200 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 works 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.12/2021

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