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Ports & Terminals — By on February 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Castle Peak Power Station, Tap Shek Kok
  • Singapore, Singapore – Pyrotechnics display at Vivocity Waterfront
  • Singapore, Jurong Port – Soil investigation off Jurong Terminal

DATE: February 27, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong  – PORT: Hong Kong -Marine Site Investigation at Castle Peak Power Station, Tap Shek Kok

From 27 February 2012 and for a period of approximately four weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [at Castle Peak Power Station, Tap Shek Kok] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline: (A) 22 deg. 22.179’N / 113 deg. 55.107’E (B) 22 deg. 22.148’N / 113 deg. 55.075’E (C) 22 deg. 22.370’N / 113 deg. 54.827’E (D) 22 deg. 22.389’N / 113 deg. 54.846’E (E) 22 deg. 22.378’N / 113 deg. 54.898’E

One flat top barge will carry out the works. One tug and one motor boat will provide assistance.

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

The hours of works 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 within the works area outside the hours of works.

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.27 of 2012 dated 27 February 2012

DATE: February 27, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore -Pyrotechnics display at Vivocity Waterfront

On Tuesday 28 February, a pyrotechnics display will be staged at Vivocity Waterfront between 2200 and 2230 hours (with an alternate period from 2230 to 2330 hours if the earlier period cannot be adhered to due to bad weather).

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.24 of 2012, the pyrotechnics will be fired from a Firing Location (Floating Structure) located at WGS 84 Datum 01° 15.540’N / 103° 49.269’E.

The firework display will take place at Floating Structure at Cruise Bay on the barge. A circular safety zone of 70-metre radius centered at the barge will be enforced 30 minutes prior to and after the display. Safety boats will cordon off the safety  zone.

Craft involved in the display will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

Pursuant to Section 43 (c) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Cap 170A), the Port Master hereby declares that during the pyrotechnics display:

(a) no vessel shall be within the display safety zone 30 minutes prior to and after the display (except for those involved in the organisation of the display); and (b) all vessels are to proceed at a safe speed when navigating in the vicinity of the display area.

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

DATE: February 27, 2012-  COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Jurong Port -Soil investigation off Jurong Terminal

Soil investigation work will be conducted off Jurong Terminal Berths J10 & J11 from 27 February to 26 April 2012.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.23 of 2012, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): M1) 01° 18.489’N / 103° 42.963’E M2) 01° 18.434’N / 103° 43.028’E M3) 01° 18.379’N / 103° 43.093’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of sinking boreholes. Drilling will be carried out from the jack-up platform, held in position by 4 jack-up legs. The platform, with the safety boat in attendance, will have circular safety working zone of  30 meters radius centered at the platform. Two tug boats will be used for shifting the platform from one bore hole to another, during high tide to ensure the depth of water is enough for movement. A safety boat will be deployed to advise all craft to keep clear 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 appropriate VHF Channel 25; and (e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

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

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