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GAC 01072014Christina River Safety Zone: Salvage Operation
December 12, 2014, United States, Delaware Bay

To mitigate the risks associated with a salvage operation, the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Christina River near Wilmington, Delaware.

The safety zone will be effective from 5:00 a.m. on December 10, 2014 until 6:00 p.m. December 20, 2014.

The safety zone will encompass all waters of Christina River, 200 yards upriver and downriver of the salvage operation in approximate position 39o 43’10″N, 075o 31’10″W, adjacent to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.

The safety zone will be active when salvage operations are active the salvage master will display a Sierra flag and audibly sound a ship’s whistle with four short blasts at the start and end of salvage operations.

Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or her on-scene representative.

Once operations are concluded, an informational broadcast will inform mariners that the safety zone is no longer being enforced.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bat, Marine Safety Information Bulletin #46-14 dated 11 December 2014

Reclamation work at Jurong Island, off Pesek Basin
December 12, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

The working period for reclamation work off Pesek Basin, at Jurong Island, has been extended and the list of craft revised.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 157 of 2014, the work is now being conducted hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

A) 01° 17.382’N / 103° 42.194’E

B) 01° 17.235’N / 103° 42.363’E

C) 01° 17.127’N / 103° 42.436’E

D) 01° 17.068’N / 103° 42.368’E

E) 01° 16.957’N / 103° 42.437’E

F) 01° 16.922’N / 103° 42.393’E

G) 01° 16.752’N / 103° 42.495’E

H) 01° 16.682’N / 103° 42.662’E

I) 01° 16.665’N / 103° 42.607’E

J) 01° 16.636’N / 103° 42.565’E

K) 01° 16.587’N / 103° 42.540’E

L) 01° 16.535’N / 103° 42.524’E

M) 01° 16.561’N / 103° 42.439’E

N) 01° 16.676’N / 103° 42.475’E

O) 01° 16.743’N / 103° 42.409’E

P) 01° 16.673’N / 103° 42.327’E

Q) 01° 16.881’N / 103° 42.215’E

R) 01° 17.108’N / 103° 42.058’E

S) 01° 17.117’N / 103° 42.071’E

T) 01° 17.186’N / 103° 42.031’E

U) 01° 17.272’N / 103° 41.999’E

The reclamation work involves removal of existing rocks from the rock keys along the existing shoreline and stockpiling at designated re-handling area. Shore protection work will be carried out by crane barges.

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 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);


e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

Mooring & unmooring during reclamation works
December 12, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

The working period for reclamation works at Banyan Basin, Jurong Island has been extended and the work will now be conducted from 15 December 2014 to 14 June 2015.

During this period, bulk carriers, self-propelled barges and pusher tugs with barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting the Banyan Basin, Sinki Fairway, Temasek Fairway and West Jurong Channel to Ayer Chawan Basin reclamation project area. Masters of vessels and harbour craft shall keep a proper lookout for these vessels, proceed at a

safe speed and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of the mooring buoys off Bayan Basin, Jurong Island.

As per the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 158 of 2014, there are a total of three mooring slots. The mooring and unmooring of vessels will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between 0630 to 1800 hours.

The following mooring buoys BBB-1, BBB-2, BBB-3, BBB-4, BBB-5 and BBB-6 at Banyan Basin will be used for mooring and unmooring of the bulk carriers. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation.

BBB-1) 01° 15.266’N / 103° 41.613’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.)

BBB-2) 01° 15.084’N / 103° 41.667’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.)

BBB-3) 01° 15.772’N / 103° 41.326’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.)

BBB-4) 01° 15.644’N / 103° 41.465’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.)

BBB-5) 01° 15.552’N / 103° 41.528’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.3s.)

BBB-6) 01° 15.370’N / 103° 41.582’E

(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.3s.)

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

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