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HAZE ALERT – 24-HOUR PSI LEVEL 101 TO 200
Singapore, all ports
COMPULSORY MARITIME HEALTH DECLARATION
Singapore, all ports
MARINE WORKS SOUTHWEST OF YUNG SHUE WAN, LAMMA ISLAND
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
DREDGING AT CONTAINER TERMINALS
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Haze Alert – 24-hour PSI Level 101 to 200
September 08, 2015, Singapore, all ports
It has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI level [in Singapore] is between 101 and 200. This PSI level range is considered as unhealthy. 

Shipping & Harbour Craft communities, shipowners, shipping agents, terminal operators and marine service providers are advised to monitor the PSI level through the media.

 

Employers are advised to monitor their outdoor workers and follow guidelines provided by Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

 

Guidelines for employers on protecting employees from the effects of haze can be found in the following MOM’s website:

www.mom.gov.sg/~/media/mom/documents/haze/mom-workplace-guidelines-2014.pdf

 

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.102 of 2015 dated8 September 2015

Compulsory Maritime Health Declaration
September 08, 2015, Singapore, all ports
Following the World Health Organisation declaration that Liberia is now free of the Ebola virus transmission, Singapore has updated the National Environment Agency (Port Health Office) requirement for all arriving vessels that have been to the Ebola affected countries (i.e. Guinea and Sierra Leone) in the past 21 days. 

All such arriving vessels are required to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health Form to the Port Health Office/Central Regional Office on arrival at Singapore Port. The Maritime Declaration is to be submitted regardless whether there are any sick passengers or crew on board.

 

This procedure is to be implemented with immediate effect.

 

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

Marine works southwest of Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island
September 08, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately one month, marine works involving demolition and re-construction of seawall blocks will be carried out [southwest of Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22 deg. 13.335’N / 114 deg. 06.336’E

(B) 22 deg. 13.331’N / 114 deg. 06.333’E

(C) 22 deg. 13.346’N / 114 deg. 06.312’E

(D) 22 deg. 13.385’N / 114 deg. 06.344’E

(E) 22 deg. 13.370’N / 114 deg. 06.365’E

(F) 22 deg. 13.365’N / 114 deg. 06.361’E

 

The works will be carried out by one derrick barge and one tug. One work boat will provide assistance.

 

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

 

The hours of work will be from 0900 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays. Vessels engaged in the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

 

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

 

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.119 of 2015

Dredging at container terminals
September 08, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For approximately 3 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 7 & 9 North] in the following areas: 

Area 1:

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 19.816’N / 114 deg. 07.992’E

(B) 22 deg. 19.790’N / 114 deg. 08.000’E

(C) 22 deg. 19.668’N / 114 deg. 07.584’E

(D) 22 deg. 19.694’N / 114 deg. 07.575’E

(E) 22 deg. 19.703’N / 114 deg. 07.603’E

 

Area 2:

This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (W) to (Z) and the adjacent shoreline:-

(W) 22 deg. 20.687’N / 114 deg. 06.780’E

(X) 22 deg. 20.695’N / 114 deg. 06.808’E

(Y) 22 deg. 20.333’N / 114 deg. 06.930’E

(Z) 22 deg. 20.325’N / 114 deg. 06.903’E

 

The works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Two tug boats, four hopper barges and one motor survey boat will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

 

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

 

The hours of works will be round-the-clock.

 

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

 

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

 

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong atshipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.121 of 2015

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