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12-Jan-2017

WORKS AT TUAS TERMINAL PHASE 1
Singapore
MOORING & UNMOORING OF VESSELS OFF EASTERN PART OF TUAS VIEW EXTENSION
Singapore
EMERGENCY REPAIRS COMPLETED EARLY
Panama Canal, Panama
Works at Tuas terminal Phase 1
Thursday, January 12, 2017, Singapore
The working period has been extended for works at Tuas terminal Phase 1. The work will now be carried out from 13 January through to 12 July.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.6 of 2017, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at Tuas Terminal Phase 1, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15.651’N / 103 deg. 37.040’E
2) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 37.039’E
3) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 36.979’E
4) 01 deg. 14.200’N / 103 deg. 37.005’E
5) 01 deg. 14.214’N / 103 deg. 37.352’E
6) 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 37.444’E
7) 01 deg. 14.289’N / 103 deg. 38.553’E
8) 01 deg. 14.548’N / 103 deg. 39.133’E
9) 01 deg. 15.003’N / 103 deg. 38.920’E
10) 01 deg. 15.334’N / 103 deg. 38.756’E
11) 01 deg. 15.334’N / 103 deg. 37.518’E
12) 01 deg. 15.415’N / 103 deg. 37.432’E
13) 01 deg. 15.415’N / 103 deg. 37.255’E
14) 01 deg. 15.432’N / 103 deg. 37.288’E
15) 01 deg. 15.432’N / 103 deg. 37.217’E
16) 01 deg. 15.459’N / 103 deg. 37.217’E
17) 01 deg. 15.459’N / 103 deg. 37.135’E
18) 01 deg. 15.488’N / 103 deg. 37.135’E
19) 01 deg. 15.651’N / 103 deg. 37.135’E

The works will include reclamation, dredging, soil investigation, and shore protection removal.

Dredging work will be carried out by dredger, which is assisted by tug boats. The dredger will have a circular safety working zone of 70m radius.

Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges which are assisted by tug boats.

The soil investigation work will involve borehole drilling and vibro-coring using jack-up barge. Tug boats will be used to shift the jack-up barge.

A safety boat will be on attendance at all times to warn and direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of 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

Mooring & unmooring of vessels off eastern part of Tuas View Extension
Thursday, January 12, 2017, Singapore
During the period from 13 January to 12 July 2017, 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 Terminal Phase 1 Finger 2 reclamation project area. All vessels shall navigate with caution when in the vicinity of the mooring buoys off eastern part of Tuas View Extension.Mooring buoys “DDJV-MB-1”, “DDJV-MB-2”, “DDJV-MB-3” and “DDJV-MB-4” off Eastern part of Tuas View Extension will be used by the bulk carriers. The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the reclamation:

Name: DDJV-MB-1
Latitude/Longitude: 01 deg. 14.456’N / 103 deg. 37.959’E
Light characteristics: Fl. 4(Y) 15s

Name: DDJV-MB-2
Latitude/Longistude: 01 deg.14.457’N / 103 deg. 38.131’E
Light characteristics: Fl. 4(Y) 15s

Name: DDJV-MB-3
Latitude: 01 deg. 15.290’N / 103 deg. 38.471’E
Light characteristics: Fl. 5(Y) 20s

Name: DDJV-MB-4
Longitude/Latitude: 01 deg. 15.290’N / 103 deg. 38.643’E
Light characteristics: Fl. 5(Y) 20s

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

Emergency repairs completed early
Thursday, January 12, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama
The Panama Canal Authority has advised that emergency repairs in the Gatun locks East Lane were completed on Tuesday night (19 January), two days ahead of schedule. Traffic levels are therefore expected to progressively return to more normal levels over the next few days.For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & Mackay at gac-wilfordmackay.panama@gac.com
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