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Ports & Terminals — By on February 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United States, Delaware River-Safety zone establishment & anchorageclosure: revision
  • Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation works at Tuas View Extension
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Breakwater reinstatement works at typhoon shelter
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Pier demolition & seawall modification works
  • Trinidad & Tobago, all ports – Office closure for Carnival 

DATE: February 15, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Delaware River – Safety zone establishment & anchorage closure: revision

The USCG Sector Delaware Bay has issued a revision to its Maritime Safety Information Bulletin of 13 February about the establishment of a safety zone and closure of Mantua Creek Anchorage for dredging operations effective February 13 through February 25, 2012.

The revision removes the following sentence:  The COTP will permit one vessel at a time in Mantua Creek Anchorage on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

It also changes the permitted time at the anchorage from 24 hours to 48 hours. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: February 15, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore – Reclamation works at Tuas View Extension

The working period has been extended and details revised for reclamation works at Tuas View Extension.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.17 of 2012, the works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 16 February to 15 August within a working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01° 14.560’N / 103° 36.340’E

2) 01° 14.560’N / 103° 36.680’E

3) 01° 14.240’N / 103° 36.680’E

4) 01° 14.240’N / 103° 37.340’E

5) 01° 12.800’N / 103° 37.980’E

6) 01° 13.180’N / 103° 36.550’E

7) 01° 13.400’N / 103° 36.340’E

The reclamation works will involve dredging by cutter suction dredger (CSD), trailer-suction-hopper-dredger (TSHD) and hopper barges. Shore protection works will be carried out by crane barges and the dredging of sand-key trench by grab dredger.

Soil investigation will be carried out within the working area.

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 & navigate with caution;

(d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22; and

(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

DATE: February 15, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Breakwater reinstatement works at typhoon shelter

For approximately two months, breakwater reinstatement works will be carried out [at Rambler Channel Typhoon Shelter] 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. 21.507’N / 114 deg. 06.728’E

(B) 22 deg. 21.513’N / 114 deg. 06.752’E

(C) 22 deg. 21.475’N / 114 deg. 06.769’E

(D) 22 deg. 21.461’N / 114 deg. 06.743’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and assisted by one

flat-top pontoon, one backhoe pontoon and one tug boat. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the 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 lighter.

The hours of works will normally 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 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.24 of 2012

DATE: February 15, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Pier demolition & seawall modification works

For approximately 3 months, pier demolition and seawall modification works will be carried out [Northeast of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates

(WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º 17.110’N / 114º 10.455’E

(B) 22º 17.116’N / 114º 10.454’E

(C) 22º 17.125’N / 114º 10.491’E

(D) 22º 17.070’N / 114º 10.507’E

(E) 22º 17.028’N / 114º 10.507’E

(F) 22º 17.008’N / 114º 10.498’E

(G) 22º 17.006’N / 114º 10.462’E

The works will be carried out by two derrick lighters. One tug and one guard boat will provide assistance. 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 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. The 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.22 of 2012

DATE: February 15, 2012 – COUNTRY: Trinidad & Tobago – PORT: all ports – Office closure for Carnival

The GAC Energy & Marine Services Trinidad office will be closed on Monday 20 February and Tuesday 21 February for the Carnival Festivities and will reopen at 10:00 on Wednesday 22 February.

Messages will be monitored during this period. Should you require urgent attention, please contact any of the undersigned personnel:

Lisa Kawal-Mohammed, Operations Executive, Cell no.: 868 330 8904 Email: lisa.kawalmohammed@gac.com or Trinidad@gac.com

Nigel Jaisingh, Operations Executive Cell no.: 868 350 9929 Email: nigel.jaisingh@gac.com or Trinidad@gac.com

Tracy Khanhi, Boarding Officer, Cell no.: 868 334 4020 Email: tracy.khanhi@gac.com or Trinidad@gac.com

Gobind Kukreja, Managing Director, Cell no.: 868 729 7245, Email: gobind.kukreja@gac.com or Trinidad@gac.com

For information about operations in Trinidad & Tobago contact GAC Trinidad & Tobago at trinidad@gac.com

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