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Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on September 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

GAC-newYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Nigeria, all ports – Independence Day holiday
* Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at Pioneer Shipyard
* Singapore, Singapore – Kusu Pilgrimage Season (05 Oct-02 Nov 2013)
* Singapore, Singapore – Annual Marine Services Survey (2013) of
Shipmasters
* Australia, Hay Point – Declared depths

DATE: September 27, 2013
COUNTRY: Nigeria
PORT: all ports
Independence Day holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday 1 October 2013 a
public holiday to mark this year’s Independence celebration.

Normal work will resume on Wednesday 2 October.

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at
nigeria@gac.com

DATE: September 27, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Dredging at Pioneer Shipyard

Dredging works will be conducted at Pioneer Shipyard, off West Jurong
Channel, from 30 September to 31 December.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No. 132 of 2013 dated 27 September 2013, the works will be carried
out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the
working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 1° 17.252’N / 103° 39.912’E
B) 1° 17.529’N / 103° 40.244’E
C) 1 °17.486’N / 103° 40.278’E
D) 1° 17.210’N / 103° 39.946’E

Dredging works will be carried out by dredger held in position with
anchors. The dredger, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a
circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredger.

Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by
the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.

During the operation, the dredger will be attended by tug boat. The tug
boats will be used to shift the dredger.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn
other craft of the project.

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) 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: September 27, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Kusu Pilgrimage Season (05 Oct-02 Nov 2013)

The 2013 Kusu Pilgrimage season will commence on 05 Oct 13 and end on 02
Nov 13. 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.

The 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 will be laid on 30 Sep 13 and will be removed on 06 Nov
13:

WGS 84 Datum

(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) R 10s

(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. 124
of 2013

DATE: September 27, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Annual Marine Services Survey (2013) of Shipmasters

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has appointed ML
Research Consultants Pte Ltd to conduct the Annual Marine Services Survey
(2013) of shipmasters from 1 Oct to 7 Dec 2013.

The feedback received from shipmasters will assist in enhancing the marine
services provided to ships in Singapore. Response in  the survey will be
kept strictly confidential.

The survey questionnaires will be handed to shipmasters by harbour pilots
from PSA Marine Pte Ltd. Shipmasters are requested to complete the
questionnaires and return them to the harbour pilots or their agents using
the enclosed pre-paid envelope.

Alternatively, shipmasters can participate in the survey via the internet
at the following website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P98DMF9

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.129
of 2013 dated 27 September 2013

DATE: September 27, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Hay Point
Declared depths

Mariners are advised that that the Hay Point Departure Apron and Channel is
declared at the following datum below Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) as at
Friday, 27 September 2013.

* Departure Apron and Channel from northern end to beacon No. 4 depth is
14.7 metres;

* Seaward of beacon No. 4 depth has a minimum depth of 15 metres.

Mariners are cautioned that lesser depths occur in an area south of Hay
Point No. 1 berth out to approximately 100 metres east north-east from the
seaward edge of new berth 3 pocket and extending southward to the southwest
corner of the channel.

Deep draft vessels are advised to keep to the centreline of the channel on
departure.

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Queensland Notices to Mariners 782 (Temporary) of 2013 dated 27
September 2013

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