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Conduct of harbour craft during reduced visibility
September 11, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
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 harbour craft in the port waters during reduced visibility conditions.Owners/masters and operators of harbour craft will be duly notified to suspend harbour craft movements if the state of visibility reduces to less than 0.25 nautical miles.The Port Master may grant exemptions for harbour craft engaged in providing essential services in port, 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: 63252488 / 63252489 or (email: pms @


Owners/masters and operators of harbour craft will also be duly notified when the restriction on harbour craft movements is lifted (when the state of visibility increases to more than 0.25 nautical miles).


(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.106 of 2015

Soil investigation at Selat Sengkir & Keppel Harbour
September 11, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 14 September to 30 November, soil investigation work will be conducted at Selat Sengkir and Keppel Harbour.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.104 of 2015, the works will be carried out from 0800 to 2200 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area at the followingborehole points (WGS 84 Datum):MBH01) 01 deg. 15.734’N / 103 deg. 49.471’E

MBH02) 01 deg. 15.709’N / 103 deg. 49.470’E

MBH03) 01 deg. 15.650’N / 103 deg. 49.476’E

MBH04) 01 deg. 15.548’N / 103 deg. 49.471’E

MBH05) 01 deg. 15.527’N / 103 deg. 49.471’E

MBH06) 01 deg. 15.505’N / 103 deg. 49.470’E

MBH07) 01 deg. 15.415’N / 103 deg. 49.488’E

MBH08) 01 deg. 15.385’N / 103 deg. 49.503’E

MBH09) 01 deg. 15.350’N / 103 deg. 49.519’E


The soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling using jack-up barges. Tug boats will be used to shift the jack-up barge. 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 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 18 (Keppel Control);


e) Communicate with Keppel Control on VHF Channel 18 for assistance, if required.


For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore

Repairs to light beacon
September 11, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
From 15 September and for approximately two weeks, repair works for a light beacon will be carried out [at Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):(A) 22 deg. 17.189’N / 114 deg. 13.663’E(B) 22 deg. 17.176’N / 114 deg. 13.695’E(C) 22 deg. 17.149’N / 114 deg. 13.683’E(D) 22 deg. 17.162’N / 114 deg. 13.651’E


The works will be carried out by one work boat.


A working area of approximately 15 metres around the boat will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the boat.


The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessel employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside 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.


(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.118 of 2015

Bridge works in Bosphorus
September 11, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits
The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0400 to 1200 hours tomorrow (Saturday 12 September) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul
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