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Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security — By on February 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – Installation & maintenance of an ADCP Sensor Buoy
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal dispute resolved
  • Libya, all ports – Libya oil infrastructure assessment

DATE: February 22, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Installation & maintenance of an ADCP Sensor Buoy

Installation and maintenance of an ADCP Sensor Buoy is being carried out at Jurong Island Ayer Chawan Basin until 19 August 2012.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.21 of 2012, the works are being conducted between 0800 and 1800 hours daily, including Sunday & Public Holidays, at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): TSS 1  01° 17.045’N / 103° 42.384’E TSS 2  01° 17.029’N / 103° 42.128’E

The work boat “DHI Explorer VII” is deployed for the installation of Sensor Buoys. The work boat, with a safety boat in attendance, has a circular safety working zone of 50 meters radius centered at the work boat. A safety boat is deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft to keep clear of the working 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 the appropriate VHF Channel 22; and (e) Communicate with Jurong Control (VHF Channel 22) for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: February 22, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Port Kembla – Coal Terminal dispute resolved

Port Kembla Coal Terminal management have advised that the industrial dispute has been resolved and there will be no further stoppages.

There is presently one vessel alongside and 12 at anchorage, with up to 12 days congestion which should ease by mid-March.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at australia@gac.com

DATE: February 22, 2012 – COUNTRY: Libya  – PORT: all ports  – Libya oil infrastructure assessment

International Risk Mitigation Company AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities.

Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to those companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aim was to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with the energy industry and the security situation at major oil facilities.

Personnel from AKE’s operational security and intelligence departments have been in Libya continuously since the commencement of hostilities, successfully evacuating energy workers from the southern desert and working with media crews.

The company’s work with companies in the energy industry highlighted the need for such a project, as with the media’s focus on security in the country’s main urban areas, there is a dearth of information on the security situation in the south.

“There are security challenges that require to be addressed by companies looking towards a future in Libya and we are confident that this report will benefit those organisations, providing them with a cost-effective tool to assist them in their decision making process and planning. It addresses the risk and security concerns and risk specifically for the energy sector” said AKE’s regional expert and key driver behind the report, Alan Fraser.

The report contains a review of security and infrastructure in the Murzuq and Sirte basins; the country’s major oil refineries; and the major urban centres associated with the oil industry, or located in major oil producing regions.

(For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Contact details may be found at www.gac.com)

Source: AKE Intelligence (www.akegroup.com) press release dated 22 February 2012

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