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Ports & Terminals — By on February 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Mantua Creek Anchorage opened
  • Singapore, Singapore – Construction works at SAF Yacht Club (Sembawang)
  • Australia, Melbourne – Williamstown, Nelson Pier upgrade: Installation of mooring dolphin

DATE: February 24, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Delaware Bay, Delaware Mantua Creek Anchorage opened

The Dredge ESSEX has completed operations within Mantua Creek Anchorage. The US Coast Guard has cleared the safety zone as of February 23 2012.

Vessels desiring to anchor in Mantua Creek Anchorage are no longer required to obtain permission from the Captain of the Port. Mariners are reminded that no vessels shall occupy the anchorage for a period longer than 48 hours without permission from the Captain of the POrt.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: US Coast Guard Delaware Bay Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.05-12 revised dated 23 February 2012

DATE: February 24, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore Construction works at SAF Yacht Club (Sembawang)

From 6 March to 31 May 2012, construction works will be carried out at the SAF Yacht Club (Sembawang).

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.22 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): A) 01° 28.291’N / 103° 49.213’E B) 01° 28.264’N / 103° 49.311’E C) 01° 28.178’N / 103° 49.289’E D) 01° 28.204’N / 103° 49.190’E

The construction entails the removal of existing concrete piles, installation of piles and pontoons. A crane barge will be used for the installation of pontoons. Barges used in the project works will be shifted by a tug boat operating in pusher mode.

A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the operation.

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 21 (Sembawang Control); and (e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

DATE: February 24, 2012  -COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Melbourne Williamstown, Nelson Pier upgrade: Installation of mooring dolphin

On or about 27 February until 31 July 2012, upgrade works will be carried out at Nelson Pier, including the installation of a new mooring dolphin, as follows:

– Stage 1 Works (preliminary borehole investigations) from Monday 27 Feb to Saturday 10 March 2012.

– Stage 2 Works (construction of the new mooring dolphin) from Wednesday 7 March through to Tuesday 31 July 2012.

The new dolphin mooring will be installed about 35 metres from Nelson Pier at an approximate position Lat 37° 51.63’S Long 144° 54.78’E. The current F. W. light at the end on Nelson Pier West will be moved to the above location.

Temporary spot lights will to be installed at the end of Nelson Pier to provide additional illumination during all upgrade works.

Recreational craft and Mariners are advised to remain clear of Naval Waters and navigate with caution in the vicinity of the works.

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

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