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Ports & Terminals — By on May 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

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  • Singapore, Singapore – Revision of Height Restricted Areas
  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Rudder failure prompts temporary traffic suspension

DATE: May 04, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore – Revision of Height Restricted Areas

The Height Restricted Areas in the eastern sector of the [Singapore] port waters will be revised on 1st June 2012.

Some of the areas that are currently within the 15-m height restricted area will be revised to 30-metres. The revised height restricted areas incorporated in the Fourth Schedule to MPA (Port) Amendment Regulations 2012 are as follows:

(a) 49-METRE HEIGHT RESTRICTED AREA No vessel whose height exceeds 49 metres shall enter, transit or anchor in the 49-metre height restricted area which is bounded by a line joining the following geographical positions: 1° 18.297’N / 103° 56.514’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 56.707’E 1° 17.497’N / 103° 58.978’E 1° 17.647’N / 104° 01.095’E 1° 17.154’N / 104° 01.664’E 1° 16.626’N / 103° 58.978’E 1° 16.629’N / 103° 56.514’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 56.514’E *Note: There is no change to this Height Restricted Area. The Eastern Bunkering “B” Anchorage (AEBB) and part of the Eastern Special Purposes “A” Anchorage (AESPA), Eastern Petroleum “B” Anchorage (AEPBB), and Small Craft “A” Anchorage (ASCA) lie within the 49-metre height restricted area.

(b) 30-METRE HEIGHT RESTRICTED AREA No vessel whose height exceeds 30 metres shall enter, transit or anchor in the 30-metre height restricted area which is bounded by a line joining the following geographical positions: 1° 18.181’N / 103° 57.036’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 57.333’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 59.853’E 1° 17.647’N / 104° 01.095’E 1° 17.497’N / 103° 58.978’E 1° 18.181’N / 103° 57.036’E *Note: This is a new height restricted area. The Small Craft “B” Anchorage (ASCB), Eastern Petroleum “C” Anchorage (AEPBC), part of the Small Craft “A” Anchorage (ASCA) and part of Eastern Petroleum “B” Anchorage (AEPBB) lie within the 30-metre height restricted area.

(c) 15 METRE HEIGHT RESTRICTED AREA No vessel whose height exceeds 15 metres shall enter, transit or anchor in the 15-metre height restricted area which is bounded by a line joining the following geographical positions: 1° 23.344’N / 103° 59.937’E 1° 23.196’N / 104° 00.296’E 1° 21.096’N / 104° 03.013’E 1° 19.480’N / 104° 02.113’E 1° 19.487’N / 104° 02.375’E 1° 18.139’N / 104° 02.410’E 1° 18.111’N / 104° 01.352’E 1° 17.647’N / 104° 01.095’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 59.853’E 1° 18.297’N / 103° 57.333’E 1° 18.181’N / 103° 57.036’E 1° 18.429’N / 103° 56.330’E thence in the eastward direction along the coastline to the point of origin. *Note: This height restricted area has been revised. Anchorages are not located within the revised 15 metre height restricted area.

Any master, owner, agent and/or person-in-charge of a vessel anchored in the height restricted area(s) shall ensure that the height of the vessel is not modified to exceed the permissible height(s) during her stay at the height restricted area(s).

Any person who does not comply with the conditions for entry into a height restricted area set out in this circular shall be guilty of an offence under the new regulation 49A(2) of the MPA (Port) Regulations, as amended by MPA (Port) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20, 000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $2, 000 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.

The revised height restricted area(s) in the Fourth Schedule of the MPA (Port) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 is published in the Gazette. The publication may be purchased from Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd or alternatively you may wish to download the Regulations electronically which will be available at http://www.egazette.com.sg Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd Legal Publication Great World City East Tower, #18-01/06 1, Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 237994 Tel: 6826 9691 Fax: 6820 3341 E-mail: legalpub@toppanleefung.com Website: www.toppanleefung.com/webshop Mon–Fri: 9.30am–6pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: Closed.

(For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.7 of 2012 dated 3 May 2012

DATE: May 04, 2012 – COUNTRY: Turkey – PORT: Turkish Straits  – Rudder failure prompts temporary traffic suspension

Traffic in the Bosphorus was temporarily suspended this afternoon (4 May) after a bulk carrier suffered rudder failure around the Rumeli Kavagi area at around 17:04 hours.

The vessel was attended to by a tug boat.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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