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09-Dec-2016

CORAL TRANSLOCATION AT TSEUNG KWAN O
Hong Kong
MARINE WORKS IN EX-WAN CHAI PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA BASIN
Hong Kong
MARCUS HOOK RANGE ROCK BLASTING OPERATIONS
Delaware River, USA
DREDGING AT TEMASEK FAIRWAY
Singapore
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW LANDING PONTOON & UPGRADING OF EXISTING PIER
Singapore
CONSTRUCTION OF JETTY AT PCS
Singapore
LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE
Kiel Canal, Germany
Coral translocation at Tseung Kwan O
Friday, December 9, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately one month, coral translocation will be carried out within the following areas:Works Area 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.840’N / 114 deg. 15.216’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.808’N / 114 deg. 15.284’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.741’N / 114 deg. 15.241’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.750’N / 114 deg. 15.212’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.710’N / 114 deg. 15.177’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.738’N / 114 deg. 15.150’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.758’N / 114 deg. 15.152’E

Works Area 2: 
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (H) to (K) and the adjacent shoreline:
(H) 22 deg. 17.349’N / 114 deg. 14.756’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.342’N / 114 deg.º 14.760’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.332’N / 114 deg. 14.712’E
(K) 22 deg. 17.340’N / 114 deg. 14.704’E

Works Area 3:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (L) to (Q) and the adjacent shoreline:
(L) 22 deg. 17.290’N / 114 deg. 14.697’E
(M) 22 deg. 17.292’N / 114 deg. 14.700’E
(N) 22 deg. 17.275’N / 114 deg. 14.702’E
(O) 22 deg. 17.256’N / 114 deg. 14.699’E
(P) 22 deg. 17.245’N / 114 deg. 14.693’E
(Q) 22 deg. 17.247’N / 114 deg. 14.684’E

The works will be carried out by one work boat. A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. The work boat will not stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

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

The vessel 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 areas at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works areas.

(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.161 of 2016 dated 7 December 2016

Marine works in Ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area Basin
Friday, December 9, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 3 months, marine works involving backfilling, removal of temporary seawall and diaphragm wall, will be carried out in the basin bounded by straight line joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (B) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22 deg. 17.059’N / 114 deg. 10.848’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.072’ N 114 deg. 10.886’ EThe works will be carried out by one derrick barge. Two tugboats and one guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established around the barge. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works 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.160 of 2016 dated 7 December 2016

Marcus Hook Range rock blasting operations
Friday, December 9, 2016, Delaware River, USA
The Coast Guard will be enforcing a safety zone within the waters of the Delaware River, from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania north to Eddystone, Pennsylvania, beginning December 01, 2016 until March 15, 2017.The safety zone will cover all navigable waters in the Delaware River within 500 yards of vessels and machinery conducting rock blasting, dredging and rock removal operations…  …Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, or his designated representative.

One side of the Delaware River main navigational channel will be closed in locations spanning from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania to Eddystone, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of the rock blasting, rock removal, and dredging operation, for the duration of the project. Vessels wishing to transit the safety zone in the main navigational channel may do so if they can make satisfactory passing arrangements with the drill boat APACHE, dredge TEXAS or dredge NEW YORK, in accordance with the Navigational Rules in 33 Code of Federal Regulations Subchapter E via VHF-FM Channel 13 at least 30 minutes prior to arrival. If vessels are unable to make satisfactory passing arrangements with the drill boat APACHE, dredge TEXAS or dredge NEW YORK, they may request permission from the COTP or his designated representative on VHF-FM channel 16. All vessels must operate at the minimum safe speed necessary to maintain steerage and reduce wake.

During this project rock blasting will be conducted, via explosive detonations, by the drill boat APACHE at approximately 9am and 4pm daily. No vessels may transit through the safety area during times of explosives detonation. During rock blasting operations, vessels will be required to maintain a 500 yard distance from the drill boat APACHE. The drill boat APACHE will make broadcasts, via VHF-FM channel 13 and 16, at 15 minutes, 5 minutes and 1 minute prior to detonation, as well as a countdown to detonation on VHF-FM 16. After every explosive detonation a survey will be conducted to ensure the navigational channel is clear for vessels to transit. The drill boat APACHE will make broadcasts, via VHF-FM channel 13 and 16, confirming that the channel is clear to transit. Vessels requesting to transit through the safety zone shall proceed as directed by the designated representative of the Caption of the Port and shall contact the drill boat APACHE on VHF-FM channel 13 for safe passing information.

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) No.20-16  

Dredging at Temasek Fairway
Friday, December 9, 2016, Singapore
The working period for dredging works in the Temasek Fairway has been extended. The work is now underway and will continue through to 28 December.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 137 of 2016, the works will be carried out within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

Working Area A
24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.
1) 1 deg. 14.293’N / 103 deg. 39.854’E
2) 1 deg. 14.250’N / 103 deg. 39.871’E
3) 1 deg. 14.217’N / 103 deg. 39.792’E
4) 1 deg. 14.260’N / 103 deg. 39.774’E

Working Area B
From 0700 hours to 1900 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.
5) 1 deg. 14.427’N / 103 deg. 39.611’E
6) 1 deg. 14.377’N / 103 deg. 39.631’E
7) 1 deg. 14.363’N / 103 deg. 39.596’E
8) 1 deg. 14.413’N / 103 deg. 39.576’E

Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs. The grab dredgers will be held in position by spudssystems within the working area. A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

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 working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to 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

Construction of new landing pontoon & upgrading of existing pier
Friday, December 9, 2016, Singapore
Starting today (9 December 2016) and until 7 June 2017, construction of a new landing pontoon and upgrading of the existing pier will be carried out at the West Coast Pier.According to the According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 139 of 2016, the works will be carried out from 0800 to 2200 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17.584’N / 103 deg. 45.623’E
2) 01 deg. 17.603’N / 103 deg. 45.635’E
3) 01 deg. 17.580’N / 103 deg. 45.672’E
4) 01 deg. 17.562’N / 103 deg. 45.660’E

A crane barge will be used for the upgrading, construction of concrete works and installation of pier structural elements. A flat top barge assisted by the tugs will be used to transport and storage of the construction materials. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of 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 working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);
and
e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

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

Construction of jetty at PCS
Friday, December 9, 2016, Singapore
Construction will start on Sunday 11 December 2016 on a jetty at the Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS) on Jurong Island. The work is due to continue until 9 June 2017.According to the According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No. 140 of 2016, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15.723’N / 103 deg. 43.687’E
2) 01 deg. 15.647’N / 103 deg. 43.722’E
3) 01 deg. 15.560’N / 103 deg. 43.538’E
4) 01 deg. 15.640’N / 103 deg. 43.502’E

The construction work will involve removal of rock revetment, piling work, form work and concreting work. A safety boat 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 of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to 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.

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

Lock closure for maintenance
Friday, December 9, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
The Kiel Canal Authority advises that the New Big South lock at Kiel-Holtenau will be closed temporarily next week due to maintenance works.Closure will be from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December, only between the hours of 08:00 and 13:00 each day.

The New Big North lock will remain in service.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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