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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on July 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM

GAC 01072014Installation of silt curtains
July 24, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The working period has been extended for installation of silt curtains at Tuas Spring Desalination Plant and sea water intake at Tuas View.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.78 of 2015 dated 24 July 2015, the works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 25 July 2015 to 24 January 2016, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates:

WORKING AREA A

(WGS 84 Datum)

1) 01 deg. 18.313’N / 103 deg. 37.307’E

2) 01 deg. 18.332’N / 103 deg. 37.256’E

3) 01 deg. 18.368’N / 103 deg. 37.270’E

4) 01 deg. 18.349’N / 103 deg. 37.320’E

WORKING AREA B

(WGS 84 Datum)

5) 01 deg. 18.210’N / 103 deg. 37.245’E

6) 01 deg. 18.216’N / 103 deg. 37.232’E

7) 01 deg. 18.233’N / 103 deg. 37.239’E

8) 01 deg. 18.228’N / 103 deg. 37.251’E

The work will involve the installation of silt curtains. A crane barge assisted by tug boat will be used to install the slit curtains.

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);

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

Construction of sea barrier
July 24, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The working period for construction works for a physical sea barrier off Poyan Reservoir and Kranji Industrial Estate has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.76 of 2015, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 28 July 2015 to 27 January 2016, within

the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

STRETCH 1

P1) 01 deg. 21.154’N / 103 deg. 38.298’E

P10) 01 deg. 21.511’N / 103 deg. 38.434’E

P12) 01 deg. 21.568’N / 103 deg. 38.545’E

P27) 01 deg. 22.401’N / 103 deg. 38.936’E

P29) 01 deg. 22.517’N / 103 deg. 39.073’E

P31) 01 deg. 22.521’N / 103 deg. 39.188’E

P39) 01 deg. 23.281’N / 103 deg. 39.524’E

STRETCH 2

P0) 01 deg. 26.335’N / 103 deg. 44.543’E

P4) 01 deg. 26.403’N / 103 deg. 44.626’E

P16) 01 deg. 26.315’N / 103 deg. 44.803’E

P23) 01 deg. 26.216’N / 103 ̊deg. 44.977’E

P40) 01 deg. 26.224’N / 103 deg. 45.123’E

P40A) 01 deg. 26.130’N / 103 deg. 45.145’E

P41) 01 deg. 26.176’N / 103 deg. 45.193’E

P42) 01 deg. 26.262’N / 103 deg. 45.174’E

P49) 01 deg. 26.285’N / 103 deg. 45.236’E

P50) 01 deg. 26.309’N / 103 deg. 45.231’E

P51) 01 ̊deg. 26.312’N / 103 deg. 45.266’E

P53) 01 deg. 26.298’N / 103 deg. 45.277’E

P88) 01 deg. 26.281’N / 103 deg. 45.660’E

P93) 01 deg. 26.146’N / 103 deg. 45.592’E

P96) 01 ̊deg. 26.032’N / 103 deg. 45.619’E

P101) 01 deg. 26.488’N / 103 deg. 45.991’E

P104) 01 deg. 26.663’N / 103 ̊deg. 46.021’E

The construction of physical sea barrier will entail the installation of spun piles and anti-climb fences.

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

Outsourcing of towage
July 24, 2015, Australia, Port Botany

Svitzer and Smit Lamnalco have agreed on a three-year tug outsourcing Service Level Agreement, to take effect from 1 September 2015 in the ports of Port Botany, Newcastle and Melbourne.

Smit Lamnalco will withdraw their towage fleet in these ports and from 1 September, and Svitzer will be providing the towage services to Smit Lamnalco and their customers. Further, Svitzer are entering into bareboat charters of six of Smit Lamnalco’s vessels.

Both towage companies advise that they will continue to compete for customers, including against each other.

Smit Lamnaco will continue to supply towage in other ports where they are presently operating.

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

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.

“Jo”

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