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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on December 22, 2016 at 7:21 PM

22-Dec-2016

TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT HUNG HOM
Hong Kong
TROPICAL CYCLONE YVETTE UPDATE (22 DECEMBER)
NW coast of Western Australia
MARINE WORKS EAST OF RIVER TRADE TERMINAL
Hong Kong
OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE
Hong Kong
TRANSPORT OF SAND MATERIAL TO STOCKPILE AREA & SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS
Singapore
Temporary Loading Facility at Hung Hom
Thursday, December 22, 2016, Hong Kong
A temporary loading facility has been established at the pier off Hong Kong Coliseum, Hung Hom. The facility has one discharging platform protruding about 7 metres seawards from the eastern side of the pier. The temporary loading facility will exist for a period of approximately 26 months.From time to time, lighter or barge will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.964’N / 114 deg. 10.982’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.964’N / 114 deg. 11.011’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.861’N / 114 deg. 11.012’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.861’N / 114 deg. 10.983’EThe hours of operation will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays

(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.170 of 2016

Tropical Cyclone Yvette update (22 December)
Thursday, December 22, 2016, NW coast of Western Australia
At 0800 WST this morning Tropical Cyclone Yvette (Category 1 – 990 hPa) was located in position 14.4S 114.4E, 425NM north-west of Port Hedland.The system has remained in this general location overnight and is expected to remain stationary for the next 12 hours before turning south-easterly toward the coast.Current indications remain consistent for a coastal crossing on Christmas Day, but this will be better defined once the system shows directional movement later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Port Hedland remains on a monitoring phase; with Port evacuations commencing Friday evening the most likely future action. Vessels are advised that main engines are to be fully operational and immobilisations will now not be approved.

The Port of Dampier is currently at Cyclone stage 1 – Monitor. This stage involves monitoring the weather system and assessing its likely path and potential impact on the port.

Tropical Cyclone Yvette is expected to be slow moving until Friday before taking a south-easterly track and approaching the Pilbara/west Kimberley Coast and It is forecasted to make landfall on 25 December (pm) or 26 December (am).

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Marine works east of River Trade Terminal
Thursday, December 22, 2016, Hong Kong
From 28 December 2016 and for approximately 22 months, marine works involving reclamation, barging operations and seawall construction 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 (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 21.969’N / 113 deg. 56.930’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.866’N / 113 deg. 56.973’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.819’N / 113 deg. 57.006’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.773’N / 113 deg. 57.037’E
(E) 22 deg. 21.743’N / 113 deg. 56.988’EWORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (F) to (L) and the adjacent shoreline:
(F) 22 deg. 21.635’N / 113 deg. 57.063’E
(G) 22 deg. 21.664’N / 113 deg. 57.112’E
(H) 22 deg. 21.477’N / 113 deg. 57.240’E
(I) 22 deg. 21.302’N / 113 deg. 57.196’E
(J) 22 deg. 21.309’N / 113 deg. 57.117’E
(K) 22 deg. 21.618’N / 113 deg. 56.904’E
(L) 22 deg. 21.632’N / 113 deg. 56.867’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors are laid to mark the boundary of the works areas at co-ordinates (C), (H), (I) and (J).

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including flat top barges, crane barges, hopper barges, derrick barges and landing platforms at various stages. 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 around each working vessel will be established. 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.

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.167 of 2016

Opening of Central Marine Office
Thursday, December 22, 2016, Hong Kong
The Central Marine Office on 3/F., Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong will be open from 0900 hours to 1100 hours on Saturday, 31 December 2016 for entry and outward clearance of all vessels.The enquiry telephone number of Central Marine Office is 2852 3082.(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.165 of 2016

Transport of sand material to stockpile area & soil investigation works
Thursday, December 22, 2016, Singapore
Transportation of sand material to the Stockpile Area at Tuas View Extension has started and will continue until 19 June 2017.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.142 of 2016, the work is being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (see attached chartlet (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 13.400’N / 103 deg. 36.291’E
2) 01 deg. 13.400’N / 103 deg. 36.381’E
3) 01 deg. 13.289’N / 103 deg. 36.410’E
4) 01 deg. 13.203’N / 103 deg. 36.499’E
5) 01 deg. 13.211’N / 103 deg. 36.575’E
6) 01 deg. 13.331’N / 103 deg. 36.595’E
7) 01 deg. 13.369’N / 103 deg. 36.648’E
8) 01 deg. 13.458’N / 103 deg. 36.748’E
9) 01 deg. 13.482’N / 103 deg. 36.810’E
10) 01 deg. 14.123’N / 103 deg. 36.810’E
11) 01 deg. 14.125’N / 103 deg. 36.686’E
12) 01 deg. 14.474’N / 103 deg. 36.686’E
13) 01 deg. 14.474’N / 103 deg. 36.293’EThe work involves transporting and dumping of sand material by self-discharge sand carrier and trailer suction hopper dredgers to the Stockpile Area.

Soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling and sampling using a jackup barge. 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 to warn other craft about the work.

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

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