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Ports & Terminals — By on October 6, 2012 at 8:48 PM

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

* Worldwide – World Holidays: 7-20 October 2012  

* Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off  Tua View Extension   

DATE: October 06, 2012  COUNTRY: Worldwide  World Holidays: 7-20 October 2012  

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the  following:

  • Mon, 8 Oct: Health & Sports Day (Japan)

For information about operations around the world, contact the respective  GAC office. Details are available in the “Contact” section of www.gac.com

DATE: October 06, 2012  COUNTRY: Singapore  PORT: Singapore  Soil investigation off Tua View Extension  

Soil investigations works will be conducted off Tuas View extension between  8 October and 10 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine  Notice No.145 of 2012, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily –  including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole  co-ordinates (Marine Boreholes):

JBH 1) 1° 16.663’N / 103° 36.597’E

JBH 2) 1° 16.622’N / 103° 36.597’E

JBH 3) 1° 16.583’N / 103° 36.585’E

JBH 4) 1° 16.544’N / 103° 36.574’E

JBH 5) 1° 16.495’N / 103° 36.582’E

JBH 6) 1° 16.503’N / 103° 36.553’E

JBH 7) 1° 16.712’N / 103° 36.613’E

JBH 8) 1° 16.555’N / 103° 36.561’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling  using work barge. The work barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a  circular safety working zone of 150 meters radius centered at the barge.   Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge 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

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