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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on August 28, 2013 at 9:13 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling and blasting works at
Pasir Panjang Terminal, Phase 3 & 4-Update
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Transits to halt for swimming races
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/08/2013

DATE: August 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Pasir Panjang
Underwater drilling and blasting works at Pasir Panjang Terminal, Phase 3 & 4-Update

The working area has been revised and the working period extended for
underwater drilling and blasting works Pasir Panjang Terminal, Phase 3 & 4.
The work will now be conducted from 28 August to 30 Sept 13.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No.112 of 2013, the works will be carried out in the vicinity of
Pasir Panjang Terminal within the working area bounded by the following
co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

Blasting Area Sector G2
1)1°16.661’N / 103°46.580’E
2)1°16.528’N / 103°46.501’E
3)1°16.406’N / 103°46.705’E
4)1°16.475’N / 103°46.745’E

Drilling will be carried out 24hrs daily, including Sundays.

Blasting will be carried daily in accordance to the following schedule
except on Sundays:
1)0800hrs – 0900hrs
2)1200hrs – 1400hrs
3)1630hrs – 1830hrs

Underwater drilling and blasting works will be carried out by work barge,
Orion 84, held in position by 4-point anchor winch/wire spread. Orion 84
will have a circular safety working zone in accordance to the Explosive
Safety Regulations centered at the barge.

During the operation, Orion 84 shall be attended to by anchor / tug boats.

Storage of explosives will be on board a licensed Explosive Lighter Barge
guarded by Armed Protection Officers (APOs) at all times.

These craft will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and
night signals.

Safety boats will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft
in the vicinity to keep clear of the on-going underwater drilling and
blasting work area.

The following Blast Warning Procedure will be adopted for each underwater
blasting operation:
a) All personnel will be evacuated from the danger zone prior to blasting
operations;
b) APOs in Safety Boats will cordon off the blasting area 30mins prior to
commencement of blasting operations;
c) Two (2) prolonged horn blasts will be sounded 15mins prior to
commencement of blasting operations;
d) Red Flag will be hoisted to warn mariners 5mins prior to
commencement of blasting operations;
e) Three (3) short horn blasts will be sounded 5mins prior to
commencement of blasting operations;
f) Four (4) short horn blasts will be sounded immediately prior to
blasting operations – blast is initiated on fourth (4th) horn blast;
g) One (1) prolonged horn blasts will be sounded after the completion of
blasting operations; and
h) Red Flag will be lowered to signal the completion of blasting
operations.

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 and navigate with caution;
d) comply with the instructions from Pasir Panjang Control and the APO
craft at the scene;
e) cease all underwater diving activities within a radius of 144 meters
from the perimeter of the working area during the periods of blasting;
f) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25; and
g) 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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

DATE: August 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Turkish Straits
Transits to halt for swimming races

The Dardanelles will be closed to transit traffic from 08:00 to 13:00 hours
local time on 30 August (Victory Day) due to swimming races.

To date, nothing has been announced for the Bosphorus.

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

DATE: August 28, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/08/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/08/2013

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