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03-May-2016

RECLAMATION WORK AT TUAS VIEW, OF TEMASEK FAIRWAY
Singapore
MOORING & UNMOORING OF VESSELS AT TUAS FINGER ONE PROJECT AREA
Singapore
MARINE WORKS OFF HONG KONG COLISEUM, HUNG HOM
Hong Kong
INSTALLATION OF LIGHTS ON FIVE BEACONS AT SAI KUNG
Hong Kong
VESSEL MOVEMENTS SUSPENDED
Geelong & Melbourne, Australia
Reclamation work at Tuas View, of Temasek Fairway
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Singapore
From 1 May to 31 October, at Tuas View, reclamation work is being conducted at Tuas View, off Temasek Fairway.According to the Maritime and Port Authority Port Marine Notice No.43 of 2016, the work is being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 16.297’N /  103 deg. 38.387’E
2) 01 deg. 16.297’N /  103 deg. 38.709’E
3) 01 deg. 15.415’N /  103 deg. 38.709’E
4) 01 deg. 15.415’N /  103 deg. 37.255’EThe reclamation work involves the caisson installation, rock mound works, removal of existing stone shore protection, dredging and underwater blasting at basin and sand key trench.Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area of the project.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 at singapore@gac.com

Mooring & unmooring of vessels at Tuas Finger One Project area
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Singapore
During reclamation work at Tuas View, off Temasek Fairway, from 1 May to 31 October, bulk carriers, self propelled barges and pusher tugs with barges in composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting the Temasek Fairway to the Tuas Finger One reclamation project area.In its Port Marine notice No.44 of 2016, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore states that Masters of vessels and harbour craft shall keep a proper lookout for these vessels, proceed at a safe speed and navigate with extreme caution when in the vicinity of the mooring buoys off eastern part of Tuas View Extension.Mooring buoys “HSPBV-MB2”, “HSPBV-MB2A”, “HSPBV-MB3” and ‘HSPBV-MB3A’ at Tuas Finger One Project Area will be used by the bulk carriers. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation.WGS 84 Datum
HSPBV-MB2) 01 deg.15.469’N / 103 deg. 38.131’E (Fl. Y. 3s)
HSPBV-MB2A) 01 deg.15.469’N / 103 deg. 38.304’E (Fl. Y, 3s)
HSPBV-MB3) 01 deg.15.469’N / 103 deg. 38.417’E (Fl. Y. 5s)HSPBV-MB3A 01°15.469’N 103°38.589’E Fl. Y. 5s

The mooring and unmooring of vessels will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between 0700hrs to 1800hrs.

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

Marine Works off Hong Kong Coliseum, Hung Hom
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 13 months, marine works involving dredging operations and modification of finger pier will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) :
(A) 22 deg. 17.910’N / 114 deg. 10.864’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.904’N / 114 deg. 10.955’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.826’N / 114 deg. 10.976’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.777’N / 114 deg. 10.886’EThe works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab dredger, two hopper barges, two derrick barges, one guard boat and one tug boat. 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 dredger and barges will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger and barges.The hours of work will be from 0700 hours to 2300 hours daily including Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

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 at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.51 of 2016

Installation of Lights on Five Beacons at Sai Kung
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Hong Kong
Lights are installed on five beacons at Sai Kung for marking near-shore shoals and rocks. Details of the beacons are as follows:A
Name: Lo Chi Pai
Position (in WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 21.869’N / 114 deg.17.984’E|
Type: Port Hand
Colour: Red
Light Characteristics: Fl R 3s
Top Mark: Red CanB
Name: Shek Chau (Yim Tin Tsai)
Position (in WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 22.795’N / 114 deg.17.920’E
Type: Starboard Hand
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Fl G 3s
Top Mark: Green Cone (pointing upward)C
Name: Tsam Chuk Wan
Position (in WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 22.993’N / 114 deg.18.508’E
Type: South Cardinal
Colour: Yellow above Black
Light Characteristics:Q (6) + L Fl 15s
Top Mark: Two Black Cones in Vertical (pointing downward)D
Name: Lo Fu Tiu Pai
Position (in WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 21.784’N / 114 deg. 19.519’E
Type: Isolated Danger
Colour: Black and Red Horizontal Stripe
Light Characteristics: Fl (2) 10s
Top Mark: Two Black Spheres in Vertical

E
Name: Yeung Chau
Position (in WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 22.748’N / 114 deg.16.728’E
Type: South Cardinal
Colour: Yellow above Black
Light Characteristics: Q (6) + L Fl 15s
Top Mark: Two Black Cones in Vertical (pointing downward)

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.49 of 2016

Vessel movements suspended
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Geelong & Melbourne, Australia
The Geelong and Melbourne Harbour Master has advised that all incoming/outgoing vessel movements have been suspended until further notice due to strong WNW gale force winds, up to 50 knots, from approximately 0930 hours local time today (3 May).Weather conditions to be continually monitored. Winds are expected to abate from early am tomorrow (4 May).For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com
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