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13-Jan-2017

REINSTATEMENT OF REVETMENT AT NATURAL GAS STATION
Singapore
TESTING OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE OFF STAGING GROUND
Singapore
OPENING OF MODIFIED CHANNEL
Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
MARINE WORKS AT BLACK POINT POWER STATION
Hong Kong
DEMOLITION OF TEMPORARY PIERS AT PENG CHAU AND SUNSHINE ISLAND
Hong Kong
SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS AT DENMAN SHOAL, SELAT JOHOR
Singapore
TRAFFIC HALTED AFTER FUEL OIL SPILLAGE
Izmit Bay, Turkey
Reinstatement of revetment at natural gas station
Friday, January 13, 2017, Singapore
Revetment reinstatement works will be carried out at Sakra Natural Gas Station, Jurong Island, from 16 to 27 January 2017.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.9 of 2017, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily- including Sundays & Public Holidays – in the vicinity of Sinki Fairway, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15.127’N / 103 deg. 41.992’E
2) 01 deg. 15.102’N / 103 deg. 42.001’E
3) 01 deg. 15.093’N / 103 deg. 41.975’E
4) 01 deg. 15.119’N / 103 deg. 41.967’EThe reinstatement works include the removal of sunken revetment, repairing the damage geotextile and topping up work.

The works will be carried out by excavators and the materials for the restoration work will be transported by the work barges.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft 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 and not to enter the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (Sinki Control);
and
e) Communicate with Sinki Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Testing of underwater vehicle off Staging Ground
Friday, January 13, 2017, Singapore
From 16 to 19 January, testing of an underwater vehicle will be carried out off the Staging Ground.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.8 of 2017, the testing will be conducted from 0900 to 1800 hours within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.756’N / 104 deg. 00.976’E
2) 01 deg. 18.425’N / 104 deg. 00.976’E
3) 01 deg. 18.425’N / 104 deg. 00.784’E
4) 01 deg. 18.756’N / 104 deg. 00.784’EA work boat will be used to launch and recover the underwater vehicle.

A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn vessel to keep clear of the working area.

Craft involved in the testing will exhibit the appropriate local and international day 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 12 (East Control);
and
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

Opening of modified channel
Friday, January 13, 2017, Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
Ruwais port authorities have issued a Marine Notice (No.001-2017) advising that the new Ruwais channel will be open from 0600 hours local time Sunday (15 January) with an increased channel depth of 14.90 metres.For further details and information about operations in Abu Dhabi contact GAC Abu Dhabia at tankerops.abudhabi@gac.com

Marine Works at Black Point Power Station
Friday, January 13, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, marine works involving seawall reinstatement will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 24.686’N / 113 deg. 54.370’E
(B) 22 deg. 24.715’N / 113 deg. 54.271’E
(C) 22 deg. 24.797’N / 113 deg. 54.355’E
(D) 22 deg. 24.705’N / 113 deg. 54.391’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat and one work boat 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.

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. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works 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.

(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.5 of 2017

Demolition of temporary piers at Peng Chau and Sunshine Island
Friday, January 13, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, marine works involving demolition of temporary piers 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 (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.860’N / 114 deg. 02.702’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.830’N / 114 deg. 02.716’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.816’N / 114 deg. 02.682’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.821’N / 114 deg. 02.680’EWORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(E) 22 deg. 15.845’N / 114 deg. 03.065’E
(F) 22 deg. 15.873’N / 114 deg. 03.055’E
(G) 22 deg. 15.881’N / 114 deg. 03.091’E
(H) 22 deg. 15.850’N / 114 deg. 03.100’E

Several sections of silt curtains, 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 marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The works will be carried out by three derrick lighters. One tugboat 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 lighter. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works areas 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.6 of 2017

Soil investigation works at Denman Shoal, Selat Johor
Friday, January 13, 2017, Singapore
From 15 January to 15 February, soil investigations works will be carried out at Denman Shoal in Selat Johor.According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.10 of 2017, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays- at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
BH-A) 01 deg. 28.285’N / 103 deg. 48.355’E
BH-B) 01 deg. 28.393’N / 103 deg. 48.331’E
BH-C) 01 deg. 28.502’N / 103 deg. 48.389’E
BH-D) 01 deg. 28.597’N / 103 deg. 48.354’EA jack-up barge will be deployed to carry out drilling and sampling. Tug boats will be used to move the jack-up barges.

A safety zone of 30m radius is centred at the borehole.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about 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 barge;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a slow speed and to navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);
and
e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Traffic halted after fuel oil spillage
Friday, January 13, 2017, Izmit Bay, Turkey
The Harbour Master at Izmit Bay halted all inward and outward traffic at 10.30 hours local time today (13 January), following a leak at one of the shore tanks of Poliport Terminal and the spillage of a significant amount of fuel oil into the sea.Traffic is supended until further notice.For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com
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