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Ports & Terminals — By on November 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

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* Worldwide – World Holidays: 18 November-1 December 2012

* Singapore, Singapore – Changes to soil investigation works

DATE: November 17, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 18 November-1 December 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun 18 Nov – Oman National Day Thu 22 Nov – Thanksgiving Day (USA) Fri 30 Nov – Yemen Independence Day Sat 1 Dec – Restoration of Independence Day (Portugal)
For information about operations around the world, contact the respective GAC office. Details are available in the “Contact” section of www.gac.com

DATE: November 17, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Changes to soil investigation works

The working period has been extended and the working area revised for soil investigation works off the Shell Terminal in the Johor Straits.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.167 of 2012, the work will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 17 to 25 November, at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): PBH-11)   1° 27.356’N / 103° 46.910’E PBH-12)   1° 27.459’N / 103° 46.702’E PBH-13)   1° 27.400’N / 103° 46.628’E PBH-14)   1° 27.374’N / 103° 46.552’E PBH-15)   1° 27.267’N / 103° 46.430’E PBH-16)   1° 27.313’N / 103° 46.512’E PBH-17)   1° 27.490’N / 103° 46.770’E PBH-18)   1° 27.400’N / 103° 46.758’E PBH-015A) 1° 27.302’N / 103° 46.415’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 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 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 21 (Sembawang Control); and (e) communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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