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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on November 7, 2017 at 7:59 PM

07-Nov-2017

SHIPS ORDERED TO SAFE AREA
Yemen
DREDGING WORKS AT ALGAS ANCHORAGE
Singapore
TESTING OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE (AUV) EAST OF ST JOHN’S ISLAND
Singapore
Ships ordered to safe area
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Yemen
According to local reports, ships awaiting berth at Hodeidah and Saleef anchorages have been ordered to leave to a safe area outside the ports.

Vessels working cargo at berth were exempted from this order.

No information of such arrangements have been received for Aden or Mukalla.

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

Dredging works at ALGAS anchorage
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Singapore
From 7 November to 7 December, dredging works are being carried out at the ALGAS anchorage, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 14.076’N / 103 deg. 39.161’E
2) 1 deg. 14.131’N / 103 deg. 39.305’E
3) 1 deg. 13.958’N / 103 deg. 39.371’E
4) 1 deg. 13.903’N / 103 deg. 39.227’EAccording to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.159 of 2017, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredger, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs. The grab dredger will be held in position by spuds- systems within the working area.

The safety zone is a circular area of 100m radius centered at the dredger.

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

Testing of underwater vehicle (AUV) east of St John’s Island
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Singapore
Testing of an underwater vehicle (AUV) is being conducted until 17 November, east of St John’s Island, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 13.133’N / 103 deg. 51.137’E
2) 01 deg. 12.960’N / 103 deg. 51.229’E
3) 01 deg. 12.925’N / 103 deg. 51.137’EAccording to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.157 of 2017, the testing is being carried out on daily on weekdays from 0900 to 1800 hours.The testing of AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) maneuverability will be carried out within the working area. The AUV will be launched and operated from a work boat during the experiments. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft about the work.

Craft involved in the testing 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 (West Control); and
e) 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

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