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CONDUCT OF PLEASURE CRAFT DURING REDUCED VISIBILITY
Singapore, all ports
UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING EXPERIMENT
Singapore, Singapore
SEABED CHARACTERISATION EAST OF ST JOHN’S ISLAND
Singapore, Singapore
Conduct of pleasure craft during reduced visibility
September 10, 2015, Singapore, all ports
Visibility in the Port of Singapore may be affected due to prolonged and widespread haze or other environmental factors.In the interest of safety of navigation and life at sea, the Port Master may restrict the movement of pleasure craft in the port waters during reduced visibility conditions.

 

Owner/master and marina operators of pleasure craft are advised to exercise judgement and where possible to restrict their movements within the port waters to a minimum during reduced visibility conditions.

 

Owner/master and marina operators of pleasure craft will be duly notified to restrict pleasure craft movements if the state of visibility reduces to less than 0.5 nautical miles.

 

For pleasure craft intending to enter or depart port, the Port Master may grant an exemption, on condition that the craft is fitted with operational radar and electronic positional fixing equipment. The requests for such exemptions can be directed to the Marine Safety Control Centre at Tel: +65 6325 2488/+65 6325 2489 or email: pms@mpa.gov.sg

 

Owner/master and marina operators of pleasure craft will also be duly notified when the restriction on pleasure craft movements is lifted (when visibility condition increases to more than 0.5 nautical miles).

 

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.105 of 2015

Underwater communication & networking experiment
September 10, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 14 to 23 September, an underwater communication and networking experiment will be conducted north of Pulau Semakau.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.98 of 2015, the works will be carried out from 0900

to 1700 hours daily including Sunday, at the

following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 13.300’N / 103 deg. 45.600’E

2) 01 deg. 13.180’N / 103 deg. 46.390’E

3) 01 deg. 12.850’N / 103 deg. 46.810’E

4) 01 deg. 12.790’N / 103 deg. 46.585’E

5) 01 deg. 12.775’N / 103 deg. 46.325’E

6) 01 deg. 13.090’N / 103 deg. 45.625’E

ADP1) 01 deg. 13.200’N / 103 deg. 45.975’E

ADP2) 01 deg. 13.090’N / 103 deg. 46.600’E

ADP3) 01 deg. 12.850’N / 103 deg. 46.325’E

ADP4/Barge) 01 deg. 12.950’N / 103 deg. 45.850’E

 

The experiment includes the deployment of acoustic communication nodes, Acoustic Doppler Profilers (ADP) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) by work boats. Divers will be on standby during the deployment and recovery of acoustic communications nodes and ADP.

 

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about the work.

 

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 of 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 68 (West Control);

and

e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 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.98 of 2015

Seabed characterisation east of St John’s Island
September 10, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 14 to 23 September, seabed characterisation works will be carried out east of St John’s Island.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.97 of 2015, the works will be conducted from 0900 to 1700 hours daily, including Sunday, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 13.033’N / 103 deg. 51.088’E

2) 01 deg. 13.077’N / 103 deg. 51.187’E

3) 01 deg. 12.920’N / 103 deg. 51.256’E

4) 01 deg. 12.848’N / 103 deg. 51.113’E

 

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

 

The work involves the use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Work boats will be used to deploy and recover the AUV.

 

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about the work.

 

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 12 (East Control);

and

e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 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 Notice No.97 of 2015

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