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RECLAMATION WORK OFF TEMASEK FAIRWAY
Singapore, Singapore
MOORING/UNMOORING OF VESSELS AT BANYAN BASIN, JURONG ISLAND
Singapore, Singapore
EXPLOSIONS ROCK PORT CITY
China, Tianjin
Reclamation work off Temasek Fairway
August 13, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
The working period and area for reclamation work off Temasek Fairway, west of Jurong Island, have been extended.The works are now being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 13 August 2015 to 12 February 2016, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):AREA ‘1’1a) 01 deg. 16.433’N / 103 deg. 39.439’E

1b) 01 deg. 16.515’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.583’E

1c) 01 deg. 16.433’N / 103 deg. 39.641’E

1d) 01 ̊deg. 16.258’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.390’E

2) 01 ̊deg. 15.393’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.816’E

3) 01 ̊deg. 15.295’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.577’E

4) 01 ̊deg. 15.772’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.385’E

5) 01 ̊deg. 15.759’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.353’E

6) 01 ̊deg. 15.801’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.309’E

7) 01 ̊deg. 16.012’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.224’E

8) 01 ̊deg. 16.138’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.224’E

 

AREA ‘2’

9) 01 deg. 15.321’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.841’E

10) 01 ̊deg. 14.597’N / 103 ̊deg. 40.186’E

11) 01 ̊deg. 14.476’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.944’E

12) 01 ̊deg. 14.064’N / 103 ̊deg. 40.144’E

13) 01 ̊deg. 14.064’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.902’E

14) 01 ̊deg. 14.894’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.509’E

15) 01 ̊deg. 15.138’N / 103 ̊deg. 39.678’E

 

The work will include reclamation, soil investigation and dredging.

 

Dredging work will be carried out by grab dredgers. Each grab dredger will be held by 3 spuds as anchors.

 

The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers.

 

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

 

During operation, the dredgers will be attended by tug boats which will be used to shift the dredger.

 

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on only one borehole at a time.

 

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety

working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

 

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 atsingapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.87 of 2015

Mooring/unmooring of vessels at Banyan Basin, Jurong Island
August 13, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
During reclamation works off Temasek Fairway, West of Jurong Island, from 13 August 2015 to 12 February 2016, self propelled barges and pusher tugs with barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting the Banyan Basin, Sinki Fairway and Temasek Fairway to the Jurong Island Westward Extension (JIWE) 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.The mooring buoys are ‘BBB-1’, ‘BBB-2’, ‘BBB-3’, ‘BBB-4’, ‘BBB-5’ and ‘BBB-6’ with a total of three mooring slots between them. 

The positions of the mooring buoys are as follows:

BBB-1) 01 deg. 15.266’N / 103 deg. 41.613’E

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.2s.

BBB-2) 01 deg. 15.084’N / 103 deg. 41.667’E

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.2s.

BBB-3) 01 deg. 15.772’N / 103 deg. 41.326’

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.4s.

BBB-4) 01 deg. 15.644’N / 103 deg. 41.465’E

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.4s.

BBB-5) 01 deg. 15.552’N / 103 deg. 41.528’E

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.3s.

BBB-6) 01 deg. 15.370’N / 103 deg. 41.582’E

Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl.Y.3s.

 

The mooring buoys will be used for mooring of the bulk carriers.

 

The mooring and unmooring of vessels will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between 0700hrs to 1800hrs. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation.

 

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.88 of 2015

Explosions rock port city
August 13, 2015, China, Tianjin
Two major explosions have rocked the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 44 people and injuring more than 500. Twelve firefighters are reported to be among the dead.The first explosion occurred in a warehouse storing “dangerous and chemical goods” in the port area, at about 23:30 local time last night (12 August), followed seconds later by another, more powerful blast and a series of smaller explosions.Damage is reported to be widespread with windows in buildings within a 2km radius blown out, office blocks destroyed and hundreds of cars burnt-out. 

Sailings in/out of Tianjin will definitely be affected and heavily delayed. At this point, it is not possible to evaluate the degree of damage suffered by containers and cargo at the port’s terminals. Clients with freight at the port are advised to liaise with their insurers.

 

For information about operations in China contact GAC China at china@gac.com

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