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09-Jan-2017

DREDGING OPERATIONS AT KWAI TSING CONTAINER TERMINALS 1 AND 2
Hong Kong
MARINE WORKS AT THE NORTH OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Hong Kong
MARINE WORKS BETWEEN TAI KWAI WAN, CHEUNG CHAU AND H SO PAI, LANTAU ISLAND
Hong Kong
DISEMBARKATION OPERATIONS RE-COMMENCED AT YANBU
Yanbu
BOAT ROWING EVENT AT CRUISE BAY
Singapore
SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS AT SOUTH OF PULAU TEKUKOR AND WEST OF ST JOHN’S ISLAND
Singapore
IMPACT OF FIGHTING ON PORT
Mokha, Yemen
Dredging operations at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 1 and 2
Monday, January 9, 2017, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 12 months, dredging operations will be carried out at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 1 and 2. The work area will be bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22º 20.604’ N / 114º 07.297’ E

(B) 22º 20.596’ N / 114º 07.269’ E

(C) 22º 20.911’ N / 114º 07.162’ E

The works will be carried out by a grab dredger or a derrick lighter. A tugboat and two self-propelled split-hopper barges will assist in the works. 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 grab dredger or the derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger or derrick lighter.

Works will be carried out round-the-clock. Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating in the vicinity are advised to proceed with caution.

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

Marine works at the North of the Hong Kong International Airport
Monday, January 9, 2017, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 3 months, marine works will be carried out at the North of the Hong Kong International Airport. The scope of the works involve marine site investigation, deep cement mixing works, drilling of boreholes, laying of sand blankets, water monitoring, hydrographic survey and diving operations The work area will be bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (P) and the adjacent shoreline:(A) 22° 18.438’N / 113° 53.766’E

(B) 22° 18.354’N / 113° 53.209’E

(C) 22° 18.646’N / 113° 53.100’E

(D) 22° 19.022’N / 113° 53.594’E

(E) 22° 18.685’N / 113° 52.549’E

(F) 22° 19.028’N / 113° 52.421’E

(G) 22° 19.371’N / 113° 52.294’E

(H) 22° 19.542’N / 113° 52.826’E

(I) 22° 19.714’N / 113° 53.359’E

(J) 22° 19.886’N / 113° 53.891’E

(K) 22° 20.102’N / 113° 54.563’E

(L) 22° 20.229’N / 113° 54.956’E

(M) 22° 20.195’N / 113° 55.565’E

(N) 22° 19.848’N / 113° 55.694’E

(O) 22° 19.653’N / 113° 56.368’E

(P) 22° 19.334’N / 113° 56.487’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid at co-ordinates from (E) to (N) to mark the boundary of the works area.

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including drilling barges, derrick lighters, flat top barges, jack-up platforms and survey boats at various stages. Some tugboats, guard boats and self-propelled delivery barges will provide assistance. The number and type of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 150 metres will be established around each drilling barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the drilling barges.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each derrick lighter and flat top barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighters and flat top barges.

A working area of approximately 25 metres will be established around each jack-up platform. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of the platforms to indicate the positions of the platforms.

To facilitate the drilling works, sand blankets will be temporarily laid within the works area. The water depth at the areas where sand blankets are laid will be temporarily reduced by about 2.0 metres. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the boundaries of such areas.

To safeguard the deep cement mixing works and ensure navigational safety, guard boats will station in the works area and patrol the waters in the vicinity to give necessary guidance to the vessels approaching the works area.

Works will be carried out round-the-clock. Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating the vicinity are advised to proceed with caution.

Marine works between Tai Kwai Wan, Cheung Chau and H So Pai, Lantau Island
Monday, January 9, 2017, Hong Kong
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 6 months, marine works involving barging operations and laying of water pipeline will be carried out in the following areas:Area 1: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º 12.877’ N / 114º 01.508’ E

(B) 22º 12.967’ N / 114º 01.427’ E

(C) 22º 13.049’ N / 114º 01.501’ E

(D) 22º 12.973’ N / 114º 01.569’ E

Area 2: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:

(E) 22º 13.562’ N / 114º 01.052’ E

(F) 22º 13.537’ N / 114º 01.082’ E

(G) 22º 13.499’ N / 114º 01.037’ E

(H) 22º 13.532’ N / 114º 01.013’ E

The works will be carried out by two derrick lighters. Some tugboats and one work boat 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 and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

Works will be carried out from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

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

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

Disembarkation operations re-commenced at Yanbu
Monday, January 9, 2017, Yanbu
Disembarkation operations at Yanbu has been re-commenced.With effect from 08 January, local immigration authorities have informed that the Ministry has imposed a fee on the transit visa for sign-off crew/security guards.

This fee is applicable for off-signers disembarking on seaman book. It is to be paid by the agents via bank and proof of payment are to be presented to port immigration authorities in order to clear off-signers from the seaport.

For information about operations at Yanbu, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at yanbu@gac.com

Boat rowing event at Cruise Bay
Monday, January 9, 2017, Singapore
A boat rowing fundraising event – Mission Rasi II – will be held at the Cruise Bay on the following dates and times:07 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training

08 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training

14 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training

15 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training
21 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training
22 Jan (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training
04 Feb (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training
05 Feb (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Training
11 Feb (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Race
12 Feb (0800hrs-1800hrs): Rowing Race
The co-ordinates of the designated area where the event will be held are as follows:

(1) 01° 15.592′ N / 103° 49.178′ E

(2) 01° 15.557′ N / 103° 49.392’ E

(3) 01° 15.463′ N / 103° 49.363’ E

(4) 01° 15.562’ N / 103° 49.178′ E

When inside Cruise Bay, mariners are reminded to

  • keep well clear of the event area
  • maintain a proper lookout
  • proceed at slow speed and to navigate with caution
  • maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 05 (Cruise Bay Control); and
  • communicate with Cruise Bay Control on VHF Channel 05 for assistance, if required.

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

Soil investigation works at South of Pulau Tekukor and West of St John’s Island
Monday, January 9, 2017, Singapore
With effect from 05 January to 27 May 2017, soil investigation works will be carried out at South of Pulau Tekukor and West of St John’s Island, at the following co-ordinates.(A) 01˚ 13.668′ N / 103˚ 50.377′ E

(B) 01˚ 13.766′ N / 103˚ 50.424′ E

(C) 01˚ 13.662′ N / 103˚ 50.460′ E

(D) 01˚ 12.977′ N / 103˚ 50.735′ E

(E) 01˚ 12.931′ N / 103˚ 50.870′ E

(F) 01˚ 13.048′ N / 103˚ 50.812′ E

(G) 01˚ 12.846′ N / 103˚ 50.959′ E

(H) 01˚ 12.769′ N / 103˚ 50.889′ E

(I) 01˚ 12.809′ N / 103˚ 50.903′ E

(J) 01˚ 12.992′ N /103˚ 50.779′ E

Works will be carried out 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays. The crafts involved include jack-up barges, passenger boat, safety boats, tug boats and work boats. These craft will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

Soil investigation work will be carried out by drilling and sampling using a jack-up 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

  • keep well clear of the working barges
  • maintain a proper lookout
  • proceed at slow speed and to navigate with caution
  • maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (West Control); and
  • communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

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

Impact of fighting on port
Monday, January 9, 2017, Mokha, Yemen
Due to heavy fighting which erupted over the weekend, the port of Mokha may not be safe for ships to call.Reports state that the fighting has cleared the Bab Al-Mandab front and advanced to Dhubab village on the Red Sea coast with forces reported to be advancing towards Mokha.

For information about operations in Yemen, contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

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