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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on June 13, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Indonesia, all ports – Planned designated safe anchorages
* Singapore, Singapore – Dredging work off Senoko Jetty

DATE: June 13, 2014
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: all ports
Planned designated safe anchorages

Indonesian authorities are seeking to tackle the growing trend of pirates
targeting tankers in South Asian waters for hijacking and cargo thefts.

This includes the planned establishment by the Indonesian Marine Police of
designated safe anchorages within some ports, which will be monitored and
patrolled regularly.

These designated areas (with coordinates) are:
Belawan: 03:55.00N-098:45.30E
Dumai: 01:42.00N-101:28.00E
Nipah: 01:07.30N-103:37.00E
Tanjung Priok: 06:00.30S-106:54.00E
Gresik: 07:09.00S-112:40.00E
Taboneo: 04:41.30S-114:28.00E
Adang Bay: 01:40.00S-116:40.00E
Muara Berau: 00:17.00S-117:36.00E
Muara Jawa: 01:09.00S-117:13.00E
Balikpapan: 01:22.00S-116:53.00E

Further details will be provided as available.

For information about operations in Indonesia, contact PT Andhika GAC
Indonesia at

DATE: June 13, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Dredging work off Senoko Jetty

Dredging works will be carried out off Senoko Jetty from 16 June to 15

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore No.82 of 2014,
the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public
Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates
(WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01°27.90’N / 103°47.68’E
2) 01°27.93’N / 103°47.67’E
3) 01°28.01’N / 103°47.80’E
4) 01°27.99’N / 103°47.82’E

Dredging work will be carried out by dredger held in position by 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 boats. 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.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) Keep well clear of the safety working zone of the dredgers;
(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);
(e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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