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Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on December 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

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  22-Dec-2015

BOSPHORUS CLOSURE 24 DECEMBER (23 DECEMBER CANCELLED)
Turkey, Bosphorus
RECLAMATION AND SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS OFF TUAS
Singapore
REMOVAL OF BERTH IN SAKARA BASIN
Singapore
DREDGING WORKS AT BENOI BASIN
Singapore
BOSPHORUS CLOSURE 24 DECEMBER (23 DECEMBER CANCELLED)
Bosphorus, Turkey
RECLAMATION AND SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS OFF TUAS
Singapore
SOIL INVESTIGATION WORK OFF CHANGI EAST
Singapore
PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION DEADLINE PUSHED BACK
Panama, Panama Canal
Bosphorus closure 24 December (23 December cancelled)
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Turkey, Bosphorus
Traffic at Bosphorus will be closed on 24 December 2015 from 0400 to 1600 hrs due to works on the 3. (Yavuz Sultan Selim) bridge. The work had been previously scheduled for 22 and then 23 December.For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at gac.com/turkey.

Reclamation and soil investigation works off Tuas
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Singapore
From 2 January 2016 to 2 July 2016, reclamation and soil investigation works will be conducted west of ALGAS Anchorage.According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 146 of 2015 dated 22 December 2015(a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 70 of 2015), the working period has been extended and the list of craft revised. The work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):1) 01 deg. 14.291’N / 103 deg. 36.979’E

2) 01 deg. 14.200’N / 103 deg. 37.005’E

3) 01 deg. 14.214’N / 103 deg. 37.352’E

4) 01 deg. 12.800’N / 103 deg. 38.024’E

5) 01 deg. 13.118’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E

6) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E

7) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.742’E

8) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 36.742’E

The reclamation and sand re-handling works will involve removal of rock shore protection and sand re-handling at designated Sand Borrow Area. Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on one borehole at a time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 meters radius centred at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

These craft 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 at gac.com/singapore.

Removal of berth in Sakara Basin
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Singapore
From 23 December 2015 to 22 June 2016, berth removal operations will take place in Sakara Basin, off Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore Pte Ltd, Jurong Island.According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 145 of 2015 dated 22 December 2015, the work will be carried out from 0800 hours to 1900 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):1) 01 deg. 15.771’N / 103 deg. 43.064’E

2) 01 deg. 15.717’N / 103 deg. 43.127’E

3) 01 deg. 15.698’N / 103 deg. 43.113’E

4) 01 deg. 15.787’N / 103 deg. 42.948’E

5) 01 deg. 15.820’N / 103 deg. 42.952’E

6) 01 deg. 15.802’N / 103 deg. 43.006’E

The removal of the berth will be carried out by a crane barge and assisted by tug and work boats. Divers will also be deployed for underwater cutting work.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

These craft 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 68 (Sinki Control); and

e) Communicate with Sinki Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

 

Dredging works at Benoi Basin
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Singapore
From 23 December 2015 to 30 April 2016, dredging work will be taking place foreshore of ST Marine Yard at Benoi Basin.According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 147 of 2015 dated 22 December 2015, the work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – along the line joining the following co-ordinates:1) 01 deg. 18.165’N / 103 deg. 40.886’E

2) 01 deg. 18.168’N / 103 deg. 40.908’E

3) 01 deg. 18.114’N / 103 deg. 40.914’E

4) 01 deg. 18.111’N / 103 deg. 40.893’E

The dredging work will be carried out by grab dredgers held in position by anchor spuds. Tug boats will be used to shift the dredgers. The dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping grounds by hopper barges, which will be shifted by tug boats.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

These craft 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 at gac.com/singapore.

Bosphorus closure 24 December (23 December cancelled)
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Bosphorus, Turkey
Traffic at Bosphorus will be closed on 24 December 2015 from 0400 to 1600 hrs due to works on the 3. (Yavuz Sultan Selim) bridge. The work had been previously scheduled for 22 and then 23 December.For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at gac.com/turkey.

Reclamation and soil investigation works off Tuas
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Singapore
From 2 January 2016 to 2 July 2016, reclamation and soil investigation works will be conducted west of ALGAS Anchorage.According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 146 of 2015 dated 22 December 2015(a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 70 of 2015), the working period has been extended and the list of craft revised. The work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 14.291’N / 103 deg. 36.979’E
2) 01 deg. 14.200’N / 103 deg. 37.005’E
3) 01 deg. 14.214’N / 103 deg. 37.352’E
4) 01 deg. 12.800’N / 103 deg. 38.024’E
5) 01 deg. 13.118’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E
6) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.764’E
7) 01 deg. 14.182’N / 103 deg. 36.742’E
8) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 36.742’EThe reclamation and sand re-handling works will involve removal of rock shore protection and sand re-handling at designated Sand Borrow Area. Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on one borehole at a time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 meters radius centred at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

These craft 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.

Soil investigation work off Changi East
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Singapore
From 23 December 2015 to 23 April 2016, soil investigation works will be conducted off Changi East.According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 148 of 2015 dated 22 December 2015, the work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working areas at following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):MBH-1 01 deg. 18.890’N / 104 deg. 00.928’E

MBH-2 01 deg. 18.780’N / 104 deg. 00.922’E

MBH-3 01 deg. 18.659’N / 104 deg. 00.888’E

MBH-4 01 deg. 18.568’N / 104 deg. 00.780’E

MBH-5 01 deg. 18.559’N / 104 deg. 00.616’E

MBH-6 01 deg. 18.582’N / 104 deg. 00.560’E

MBH-7 01 deg. 18.664’N / 104 deg. 00.403’E

MBH-8 01 deg. 18.859’N / 104 deg. 00.780’E

MBH-9 01 deg. 18.696’N / 104 deg. 00.726’E

MBH-10 01 deg. 18.805’N / 104 deg. 00.565’E

CPT-1 01 deg. 18.835’N / 104 deg. 00.925’E

CPT-2 01 deg. 18.716’N / 104 deg. 00.911’E

CPT-3 01 deg. 18.621’N / 104 deg. 00.858’E

CPT-4 01 deg. 18.590’N / 104 deg. 00.821’E

CPT-5 01 deg. 18.554’N / 104 deg. 00.734’E

CPT-6 01 deg. 18.551’N / 104 deg. 00.683’E

CPT-7 01 deg. 18.617’N / 104 deg. 00.491’E

CPT-8 01 deg. 18.641’N / 104 deg. 00.447’E

CPT-9 01 deg. 18.682’N / 104 deg. 00.360’E

CPT-10 01 deg. 18.696’N / 104 deg. 00.457’E

CPT-11 01 deg. 18.754’N / 104 deg. 00.511’E

CPT-12 01 deg. 18.859’N / 104 deg. 00.619’E

CPT-13 01 deg. 18.696’N / 104 deg. 00.565’E

CPT-14 01 deg. 18.751’N / 104 deg. 00.619’E

CPT-15 01 deg. 18.805’N / 104 deg. 00.673’E

CPT-16 01 deg. 18.913’N / 104 deg. 00.780’E

CPT-17 01 deg. 18.642’N / 104 deg. 00.619’E

CPT-18 01 deg. 18.696’N / 104 deg. 00.673’E

CPT-19 01 deg. 18.751’N / 104 deg. 00.726’E

CPT-20 01 deg. 18.805’N / 104 deg. 00.673’E

CPT-21 01 deg. 18.859’N / 104 deg. 00.834’E

CPT-22 01 deg. 18.913’N / 104 deg. 00.888’E

CPT-23 01 deg. 18.588’N / 104 deg. 00.673’E

CPT-24 01 deg. 18.642’N / 104 deg. 00.726’E

CPT-25 01 deg. 18.751’N / 104 deg. 00.834’E

CPT-26 01 deg. 18.805’N / 104 deg. 00.888’E

CPT-27 01 deg. 18.642’N / 104 deg. 00.780’E

CPT-28 01 deg. 18.696’N / 104 deg. 00.834’E

Soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling and sampling using jack-up barges. Tug boats will be used to move the jack-up barges. The safety zone is a circular area of 30m radius centred at the borehole.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

These craft 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 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 at gac.com/singapore

Panama Canal expansion deadline pushed back
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal
The head of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has said that the planned opening of the expanded canal will be postponed, according to the EFE agency. Previously the ACP has maintained that the April 2016 deadline would be met but now Jorge Quijano, head of ACP, has referred to a second quarter opening no later than June.The $5.25 billion expansion project is intended to make the Canal ready for the new generation of mega-sized container ships.GUPC, the international consortium responsible for some of the canal’s new locks in which cracks and leaks have appeared, has said that payment delays are partly responsible but ACP maintains that “payments are based on the progress of construction”.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC Wilford & Mackay at gac.com/panama.

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