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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Laying of drainage outfall & construction of temporary seawall
  • Singapore, Singapore – Singapore Airshow 2012

DATE: February 01, 2012-COUNTRY: Hong Kong-PORT: Hong Kong Laying of drainage outfall & construction of temporary seawall

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving laying of a drainage outfall and construction of a temporary seawall will be carried out [off Cyberport, Hong Kong Island West] 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. 15.645’N / 114 deg. 07.683’E (B) 22 deg. 15.632’N / 114 deg. 07.609’E (C) 22 deg. 15.719’N / 114 deg. 07.561’E (D) 22 deg. 15.738’N / 114 deg. 07.608’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including derrick lighters, flat top barges, tugs and motor 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 each of the lighters and the barges 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 and the barges.

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

One marker buoy fitted with a radar reflector and a yellow flashing light will be laid at positions (B) and (C) to mark the boundary of the works area.

The hours of works will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of works.

The temporary seawall will be used for berthing and un-berthing barges for conveying excavated material and landing pre-cast piping units.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and at a slow speed to avoid generating excessive wash to the vessels engaged in the works and avoid the works area where underwater obstructions exist.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.17 of 2012 dated 31 January 2012

DATE: February 01, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Singapore Airshow 2012

The Singapore Airshow 2012 flying rehearsal and display will be held off Changi International Airport on the following dates and times:

09 Feb 12 1030 hours – 1130 hours Flying Rehearsal

10 Feb 12 1030 hours – 1130 hours Flying Rehearsal

11 Feb 12 1030 hours – 1130 hours Flying Rehearsal 1500 hours – 1530 hours Flying Rehearsal

12 Feb 12 1030 hours – 1135 hours Full Rehearsal

13 Feb 12 1030 hours – 1135 hours Full Rehearsal

14 Feb 12 1230 hours – 1333 hours Flying Display

15 Feb 12 1100 hours – 1205 hours Flying Display

16 Feb 12 1100 hours – 1205 hours Flying Display

17 Feb 12 1100 hours – 1205 hours Flying Display

18 Feb 12 1100 hours – 1205 hours Flying Display 1500 hours – 1530 hours Flying Display

19 Feb 12 1100 hours – 1205 hours Flying Display 1500 hours – 1530 hours Flying Display

For the rehearsals and displays, a floating platform of 500-metre length is centred at the co-ordinates as indicated in the attached chartlet. The floating platform comprises 4 individual platforms, each housing a grayish white canvas (40m x 4m), tillted at 45 degrees facing the sea. These individual platforms are linked by ropes, 80 metres apart. The middle and the 2 ends of this  floating platform will be marked with safety lights at night. The floating platform will be placed in position from 04 Feb 2012 till 21 Feb 2012. Vessels are required to keep clear of this floating platform.

For safety reasons, all  vessels are required to keep clear of the sea area within a radius of one nautical mile  (1852m) from the centre of the floating platform during the flying rehearsal and display times as indicated above. Police Coast Guard and MPA craft will be in attendance to direct vessel traffic.

Masters, owners and agents of vessels of 2, 000 GT and above or with a height exceeding 30 metres above the waterline, are reminded of the requirement to comply with the VHF reporting procedures for vessels manoeuvring in the East Johor Strait.

Further enquiries relating to the flying rehearsals and displays can be directed to Mr Matthew Rajendran,   the  Flight Operations Coordinator, at Tel: 9667 6690, ( email: braj@singaporeairshow.com.sg).

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.11 of 2012 dated 30 January 2012

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