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HAZE ALERT
Singapore, all ports
REPLACEMENT OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER
Singapore, Singapore
INSPECTION OF SUBMERGED ROAD STRUCTURES
Singapore, Singapore
NEW SOUTH WALES PORTS UPDATE (25 SEPTEMBER 2015)
Australia, Sydney
Haze alert
September 25, 2015, Singapore, all ports
It has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI level [in Singapore] is above 300. This PSI level range is considered as hazardous.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/haze/guidelines-on-protecting-employees-from-haze

 

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Marine Port Notice No.117 of 2015 dated25 September 2015

Replacement of floating sea barrier
September 25, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 28 September 2015 to 27 March 2016, work to replace a floating sea barrier will be carried out at Serangoon Harbour.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.116 of 2015, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area at the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 23.208’N / 103 deg. 57.245’E

2) 01 deg. 23.150’N / 103 deg. 57.837’E

3) 01 deg. 23.050’N / 103 deg. 57.825’E

4) 01 deg. 23.109’N / 103 deg. 57.232’E

 

Divers will be deployed for the replacement of the floating sea barrier.

 

Safety boats 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 borehole points;

b) Maintain a proper lookout;

c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;

d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);

and

e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

 

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

Inspection of submerged road structures
September 25, 2015, Singapore, Singapore
From 6 October to 8 October, inspection of submerged elements of road structures at Tuas Second Link will be carried out.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.108 of 2015, the works will be conducted between 0800 and 1800 hours daily within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

 

WORKING AREA

1) 01 deg. 21.002’N / 103 deg. 38.062’E

2) 01 deg. 20.998’N / 103 deg. 38.067’E

3) 01 deg. 20.982’N / 103 deg. 38.055’E

4) 01 deg. 20.986’N / 103 deg. 38.050’E

 

WORKING AREA B

5) 01 deg. 21.028’N / 103 deg. 38.046’E

6) 01 deg. 21.020’N / 103 deg. 38.057’E

7) 01 deg. 20.986’N / 103 deg. 38.032’E

8) 01 deg. 20.993’N / 103 deg. 38.021’E

 

WORKING AREA C

9) 01 deg. 21.058’N / 103 deg. 38.007’E

10) 01 deg. 21.050’N / 103 deg. 38.018’E

11) 01 deg. 21.015’N / 103 deg. 37.993’E

12) 01 deg. 21.023’N / 103 deg. 37.981’E

 

Divers will be deployed from the work boat for the inspection.

 

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 atsingapore@gac.com

New South Wales ports update (25 September 2015)
September 25, 2015, Australia, Sydney
Although pilotage services resumed at Sydney and Port Botany yesterday morning (24 September), due to continuing high swell (up to 7m+) and 30kn winds movements are pending vessel assessments and delays are being experienced at the Bulk Liquid Berths.Newcastle remains under Restricted Movements only, due to high swell and 30kn winds. Vessels continue to be assessed for suitability, delays are being experienced.

 

Port Kembla is open, however the anchorage area remains closed. No delays at present.

 

For further details and information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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