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27-Sep-2016

DREDGING OPERATIONS
Mobile, United States
MARINE WORKS AT DUMPING GROUND SOUTH OF CHEUNG CHAU
Hong Kong
INSTALLATION OF PRECAST CABLE TROUGH WEST OF AIRPORT
Hong Kong
TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF ACOUSTIC MONITORS FOR DOLPHIN SURVEY OFF SHEK KWU CHAU AND TAI A CHAU
Hong Kong
PIPELINE INSTALLATION AT SHA CHAU
Hong Kong
REVISED TUG ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES FOR MEGA-CONTAINER SHIP AT CONTAINER TERMINALS
Singapore
Dredging operations
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Mobile, United States
Mike Hooks Dredging, Inc will commence dredging operations on or about September 28, 2016 at the main Docks of the Alabama State Port Authority. They will be at that location for approximately 30 days. The dredging should be completed on or about November 1, 2016. Please contact the dredge 30 minutes in advance to have them move any of their equipment.The dredge E. STROUD can be reached on channel 06/13 VHF/FM or by cell phone on the dredge at (337) 515-9295. The contact person for Mike Hooks Dredging Inc. is Mr. Grayson Flowers and can be contacted at (337) 515-8907.This notice is cancelled November 15, 2016.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: Alabama State Port Authority Harbourmaster Notice to Shipping No.116 dated 26 September 2016

Marine works at dumping ground south of Cheung Chau
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 12 months, marine works involving dumping and trimming operations, hydrographic survey and water quality monitoring will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):
(A) 22 deg. 10.357’N / 114 deg. 01.090’E
(B) 22 deg. 10.151’N / 114 deg. 01.090’E
(C) 22 deg. 10.152’N / 114 deg. 02.323’E
(D) 22 deg. 09.291’N / 114 deg. 02.324’E
(E) 22 deg. 09.290’N / 114 deg. 01.836’E
(F) 22 deg. 09.144’N / 114 deg. 01.836’E
(G) 22 deg. 09.143’N / 114 deg. 01.091’E
(H) 22 deg. 08.948’N / 114 deg. 01.091’E
(I) 22 deg. 08.945’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(J) 22 deg. 10.354’N / 113 deg. 58.001’EThe works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including hopper barges, grab dredgers and derrick lighters. Some tugboats and work boats will provide assistance. 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 will be established around each working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Silt curtains will be established at the dredging locations. A silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, bearing in mind the changing depths in the works area.

(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.129 of 2016 dated 23 September 2016

Installation of precast cable trough west of airport
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 3 months, marine works involving installation of precast cable trough will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.057’N / 113 deg. 53.849’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.057’N / 113 deg. 53.813’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.111’N / 113 deg. 53.831’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.111’N / 113 deg. 53.877’E
(E) 22 deg. 18.083’N / 113 deg. 53.874’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One work boat and one tugboat will provide assistance.A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around the derrick lighter. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.130 of 2016 dated 23 September 2016

Temporary establishment of acoustic monitors for dolphin survey off Shek Kwu Chau and Tai A Chau
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 13 months, an acoustic monitor will be temporarily established on the seabed in each of the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 11.355’N / 113 deg. 59.992’E
(B) 22 deg. 09.183’N / 113 deg. 54.668’EThe acoustic monitor is an instrument for collecting dolphin data. It will be fixed to a cubic precast concrete block of 1.0 metre by 1.0 metre by 1.0 metre on the seabed. The total height of the acoustic monitor and the concrete block above the seabed will be about 3.0 metres.Regular diving operations for inspecting and retrieving data from the acoustic monitors will be carried out by a work boat at the above locations once every two months. One guard boat will provide assistance. The hours of operations will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the locations at slow speed, bearing in mind that there are divers working at the locations.

(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.131 of 2016 dated 23 September 2016

Pipeline installation at Sha Chau
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 4 months, marine works involving pipeline installation works will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 21.214’N / 113 deg. 53.249’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.373’N / 113 deg. 53.250’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.373’N / 113 deg. 53.349’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.248’N / 113 deg. 53.349’E
(E) 22 deg. 21.182’N / 113 deg. 53.357’E
(F) 22 deg. 21.176’N / 113 deg. 53.333’E
(G) 22 deg. 21.176’N / 113 deg. 53.312’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick barge, one crane barge and one flat top barge. Some guard boats and tugboats will provide assistance. 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 will be established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. Vessels employed for the works will 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 at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.132 of 2016 dated 23 September 2016

Revised tug assignment guidelines for mega-container ship at container terminals
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revised the tug assignment guidelines to enhance navigational safety in the port.Details of the revised tug assignment guidelines can be found in the pilotage guidelines for the respective container terminals at the following links:a. Tanjong Pagar, Keppel Harbour, and Brani Terminals http://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/wcm/connect/www/d8bbaa88-7558-4925-82c2-2ff9351a1065/tanjongpagar_keppel_brani_terminals.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

b. Pasir Panjang Terminal http://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/wcm/connect/www/f5206701-1174-4648-837b-9ea39bb920a1/pasir_panjang_terminal.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

c. Jurong Terminal http://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/wcm/connect/www/e19a9068-5ca8-4f20-9fba-ba3413922187/jurong_terminal.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

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

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