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Canals, Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM

18-May-2018

FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT WITH INFILLING WORKS
Singapore

PROPOSED ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVE
Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia

LOCKS LANE OUTAGE AND TRANSIT RESERVATIONS SYSTEM
Panama Canal, Panama

TUAS TERMINAL PHASE 2 PROJECT AREA SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS
Singapore

Foreshore development with infilling works
Friday, May 18, 2018, Singapore

The working period for foreshore development with infilling works off Harbour Front, Cruise Bay, has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.50 of 2018, the work will now be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 23 May to 22 November within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 01 deg. 15.858’N / 103 deg. 49.059’E
2. 01 deg. 15.847’N / 103 deg. 49.174’E
3. 01 deg. 15.794’N / 103 deg. 49.174’E
4. 01 deg. 15.795’N / 103 deg. 49.042’E
5. 01 deg. 15.765’N / 103 deg. 49.172’E
6. 01 deg. 15.784’N / 103 deg. 49.030’E
7. 01 deg. 15.815’N / 103 deg. 49.042’E

Foreshore development with infilling works include removal of existing jetties, deck and dolphin structures, piling and construction of seawall. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

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 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 05 (Cruise Bay Control)
and
e) 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

Proposed Environmental Incentive
Friday, May 18, 2018, Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia

NSW Ports has announced plans to introduce an environmental incentive to apply to its vessel charges levies at Port Botany and Port Kembla.

The initiative will be implemented to incentivise higher standards of environmental performance in the ports. The target date for implementation is 1 January 2019.

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

Locks Lane Outage and Transit Reservations System
Friday, May 18, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama

Beginning at 1900 hours on Monday, May 21, 2018, and until 0700 hours on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (12 hours), the WEST lane of Pedro Miguel Locks will be out of service in order to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance work.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP’s Notice to Shipping No.N-7-2018), Condition 1.a for the Panamax locks will be in effect on Tuesday 22, 2018.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 1.a is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available for supers will be reduced during this date to one for each direction, whereas the JIT slots for regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one for each direction. The booking slot available through the auction process, as well as the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, and the slots for Neopanamax vessels, will continue to be offered during this period.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-17-2018

Tuas Terminal Phase 2 Project Area soil investigation works
Friday, May 18, 2018, Singapore

Soil investigation works are being carried out at Tuas Terminal Phase 2 Project Area from today (18 May) through to 17 November.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.49 of 2018, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 01 deg. 13.323’N / 103 deg. 36.876’E
2. 01 deg. 14.507’N / 103 deg. 36.876’E
3. 01 deg. 14.507’N / 103 deg. 36.901’E
4. 01 deg. 14.289’N / 103 deg. 36.900’E
5. 01 deg. 14.289’N / 103 deg. 36.979’E
6. 01 deg. 14.200’N / 103 deg. 37.005’E
7. 01 deg. 14.210’N / 103 deg. 37.352’E
8. 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 37.444’E
9. 01 deg. 14.290’N / 103 deg. 38.553’E
10. 01 deg. 14.380’N / 103 deg. 38.755’E
11. 01 deg. 14.344’N / 103 deg. 38.755’E
12. 01 deg. 14.344’N / 103 deg. 38.991’E
13. 01 deg. 13.851’N / 103 deg. 39.178’E
14. 01 deg. 13.851’N / 103 deg. 37.870’E
15. 01 deg. 13.772’N / 103 deg. 37.688’E
16. 01 deg. 13.486’N / 103 deg. 37.825’E
17. 01 deg. 13.486’N / 103 deg. 37.481’E
18. 01 deg. 13.296’N / 103 deg. 37.571’E
19. 01 deg. 13.296’N / 103 deg. 37.300’E
20. 01 deg. 13.193’N / 103 deg. 37.300’E
21. 01 deg. 13.193’N / 103 deg. 36.901’E
22. 01 deg. 13.323’N / 103 deg. 36.901’E

The soil investigation works will involve borehole drilling, seabed surface sampling, and marine cone penetration test. Jack-up barges and crane barges will be used to carry out the soil investigation work. Tug boats will be used for the shifting of jack-up barges and cranes. The circular safety zones for the borehole drilling and marine core penetration test are 50m and 150m respectively.

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 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 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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