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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.
In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – Benoi Basin soil investigation
  • Singapore, all ports – Kusu Pilgrimage Season 2012
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/10/12 

DATE: October 05, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Benoi Basin soil investigation

Soil investigation works are being carried out at Benoi Basin from today (5 October) until 20 November.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.142 of 2012 dated 3 October 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): PCBH 07) 1° 17.962’N / 103° 40.969’E PCBH 08) 1° 18.119’N / 103° 40.948’E PCBH 09) 1° 18.294’N / 103° 40.949’E PCBH 10) 1° 18.454’N / 103° 40.927’E
Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barge. The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.
Tugboats will be used for shifting the barges from one borehole location to another.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project work.
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 safety zone of the barge; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); 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: October 05, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: all ports Kusu Pilgrimage Season 2012

The 2012 Kusu Pilgrimage season will commence on 15 Oct 12 and end on 13 Nov 12. During this period, many ferries and harbour craft carrying passengers would cross the East Keppel Fairway when plying between the Marina South Pier and Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul)…  …Mariners shall keep a proper lookout for these craft and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of the recommended routes. Traffic movement within Marina South Pier has been divided in two routes. The ferries and bumboats shall use the recommended routes…
Masters of harbour craft shall proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution when approaching Marina South Pier and Kusu Island jetties.
The following buoys were laid on 27 Aug 12 and will be removed on 14 Nov 12:
(a) Yellow polyethylene buoy     01° 13.526’N / 103° 51.427’E     Channel buoy/”Kusu Marker A”
(b) Red can buoy Fl (2) R10s.     01° 13.236’N / 103° 51.697’E     Port hand buoy/”Kusu Buoy” Fl (2) R10s
(c) Yellow polyethylene buoy     01° 13.376’N / 103° 51.457’E     For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)/”Kusu Marker C”
(d) Yellow polyethylene buoy     01° 13.406’N / 103° 51.437’E     For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)/”Kusu Marker B”
All harbour craft, except ferries operated by Singapore Island Cruise and Ferries Pte Ltd, plying to and from Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) shall: (a) keep within the channel demarcated by the Kusu Beacon (Fl R 2.5s) and the yellow polyethylene channel buoy in position Lat 01° 13′.526N Long 103° 51′.427E  when approaching and leaving Kusu Jetty; (b) only use the harbour craft jetty at Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) for the purpose of embarking and disembarking passengers. This harbour craft jetty is located about 65 metres northwest of the Main Passenger jetty. All these harbour craft must not proceed beyond 10 metres southeast of their allocated jetty. To avoid traffic congestion in the vicinity, no harbour craft shall wait at the entrance of the channel or at the jetty.
The two yellow polyethylene mooring buoys located off Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, are meant for harbour craft to moor temporarily while awaiting passengers.
(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.137 of 2012

DATE: October 05, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/10/12 

 GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/10/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aden                   770.00    0         1, 245.00  0
Alexandria             735.00    725.00    1, 170.00  0
Aqaba                  0         753.00    1, 070.00  0
Bahrain                0         700.00    1, 097.00  0
Busan                  705.00    685.00    995.00    985.00
Cape Town              688.00    0         1, 041.00  0
Colombo                810.00    750.00    1, 160.00  0
Dubai                  660.00    640.00    880.00    0
Durban                 659.50    0         0         1, 070.50
Falmouth               747.50    713.50    1, 010.50  0
Fujairah               669.00    650.00    1, 035.00  0
Gibraltar              741.50    708.50    1, 004.50  0
Hong Kong              663.00    651.00    972.50    969.50
Houston                674.00    638.00    1, 054.00  0
Istanbul               674.50    649.50    1, 009.50  0
Jeddah                 710.00    690.00    1, 085.00  0
Kaohsiung              694.00    682.00    1, 013.00  998.00
Kuwait                 645.50    632.50    0         1, 014.00
Malta                  757.50    724.50    973.50    0
Mumbai                 678.50    665.50    1, 079.50  0
New York & New Jersey  670.00    640.00    1, 030.00  0
Panama                 699.00    663.00    1, 065.00  0
Port Said              730.00    722.00    1, 130.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         915.00    0
Rio de Janeiro         649.00    625.50    1, 035.00  0
Rotterdam              694.50    669.50    0         0
Salalah                742.00    698.00    1, 160.00  0
Shanghai               705.50    689.50    1, 081.00  0
Sharjah                660.00    640.00    880.00    0
Singapore              652.50    641.50    964.50    959.50
St Petersburg          562.50    552.50    0         0
Suez                   720.00    718.00    1, 130.00  0

Present in seven locations worldwide, GAC Bunker Fuels, part of the GAC group, is a global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants.
The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be approached directly for firm prices.
Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com Europe:bunker.gb@gac.com Egypt & Mediterranean: bunker.eg@gac.com Americas: bunker.us@gac.com Asia Pacific:  bunker.sg@gac.com Indian Subcontinent: bunker.sl@gac.com
Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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