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18-Jun-2018

RECONSTRUCTION OF LIGHT BEACON OFF TSIM BEI TSUI, DEEP BAY
Hong Kong

TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE
Singapore

PORT STATUS UPDATE (18 JUNE 2018)
Yemen

ONBOARD FIRE TEMPORARILY HALTS PORT OPS
Port Kembla, Australia

SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC
Dardanelles, Turkey

INSTALLATION OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER OFF SENTOSA
Singapore

Reconstruction of light beacon off Tsim Bei Tsui, Deep Bay
Monday, June 18, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, works for reconstruction of a light beacon will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 30.010’N / 114 deg. 00.647’E
(B) 22 deg. 29.992’N / 114 deg. 00.702’E
(C) 22 deg. 29.941’N / 114 deg. 00.683’E
(D) 22 deg. 29.958’N / 114 deg. 00.628’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick barge. One crane boat, one work boat and one tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the derrick barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

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

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

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 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 should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works at a slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

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

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.92 of 2018

Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Monday, June 18, 2018, Singapore

From 18 June to 22 June, testing of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is being carried out off St John’s Island Off St John’s Island, within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (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’E

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.063 of 2018, the hours of works are from 0800 to 1800 hours daily.

Work boats are being used to deploy and recover the AUV by crane, with a safety boat in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of the working area. Craft involved in the works 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 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 (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

Port status update (18 June 2018)
Monday, June 18, 2018, Yemen

Despite heavy fighting in and around Hodeidah airport, south of the city, the port remains open and operational.

The current status of Yemen’s ports and terminals is as follows:

OPEN/OPERATIONAL
Aden
Mukalla
Ash Shihr Oil Exporting Terminal
Nishtun
Hodeidah
Saleef

CLOSED
Balhaf LNG Terminal
Mokha
Ras Isa Marine Terminal (FSO)
Ras Isa Petroleum Products Reception Facility

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

Onboard fire temporarily halts port ops
Monday, June 18, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia

Port operations at Port Kembla were suspended after a fire broke out onboard a bulk vessel alongside BlueScope Berth 113. Port movements were resumed at approximately 11.30 hours local time today (18th June). There are no reports of crew injuries.

The vessel, a regular caller at Port Kembla, was discharging dolomite and scheduled to shift on 20 June to the Coal Terminal to load coking coal for Whyalla, South Australia.

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

Suspension of traffic
Monday, June 18, 2018, Dardanelles, Turkey

Vessel traffic in the Dardanelles will be suspended from 05.45 to 11.00 hours local time tomorrow (Tuesday 19 June) due to transit of the crane ship ‘Pıoneerıng Spırıt’.

For further details and information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Installation of floating sea barrier off Sentosa
Monday, June 18, 2018, Singapore

From 18 June to 18 December, work to install a floating sea barrier is being carried out within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1. 01 deg. 15.570’N / 103 deg. 48.375’E
2. 01 deg. 15.380’N / 103 deg. 48.552’E
3. 01 deg. 15.252’N / 103 deg. 48.616’E
4. 01 deg. 14.992’N / 103 deg. 48.941’E
5. 01 deg. 14.783’N / 103 deg. 49.314’E
6. 01 deg. 14.351’N / 103 deg. 49.828’E
7. 01 deg. 14.298’N / 103 deg. 49.799’E
8. 01 deg. 14.455’N / 103 deg. 49.509’E
9. 01 deg. 14.694’N / 103 deg. 49.250’E
10. 01 deg. 14.901’N / 103 deg. 48.881’E
11. 01 deg. 15.188’N / 103 deg. 48.524’E
12. 01 deg. 15.338’N / 103 deg. 49.474’E
13. 01 deg. 15.375’N / 103 deg. 49.414’E
14. 01 deg. 15.508’N / 103 deg. 49.329’E

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.064 of 2018, the works are being conducted 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays.

Installation of the barrier is being carried out using a crane barge and a work barge. A tug is deployed to assist the positioning of both the barges. Safety boats are in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear.

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 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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