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06Aug-2018

RECLAMATION WORKS OFF CHANGI EAST
Singapore

PROHIBITION ON VESSELS TRANSITING, ANCHORING OR REMAINING IN DEMARCATED AREA OFF MARINA BARRAGE
Singapore

MARINE OPERATIONS HALTED DUE TO HIGH WINDS
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

FLOATING BARRIERS ACROSS STARLING INLET
Hong Kong

SAUDI ARABIA TO RESUME OIL EXPORTS THROUGH RED SEA LANE
Saudi Arabia

Reclamation works off Changi East
Monday, August 6, 2018, Singapore

The working period for reclamation works off Changi East has been extended and the list of craft has been revised. Works include shore protection, sand filling, construction of rock revetment and removal of sea wall and breakwater.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.079 of 2018, the works will now be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – from 27 July 2018 to 26 January 2019, within the working areas bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

W1) 01 deg. 18.681’N / 104 deg. 00.289’E
W2) 01 deg. 18.591’N / 104 deg. 00.382’E
W3) 01 deg. 18.356’N / 104 deg. 00.789’E
W4) 01 deg. 18.437’N / 104 deg. 00.985’E

W5) 01 deg. 18.945’N / 104 deg. 00.971’E
W6) 01 deg. 18.936’N / 104 deg. 00.657’E
W7) 01 deg. 18.821’N / 104 deg. 00.462’E

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) keep well clear of 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 22 (Jurong Control) and
e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Control 22 for assistance, if required.

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

Prohibition on vessels transiting, anchoring or remaining in demarcated area off Marina Barrage
Monday, August 6, 2018, Singapore

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.080 of 2018 and Pursuant to Reg 45 (2) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, the Port Master prohibits all vessels from transiting, anchoring or remaining in the demarcated area off Marina Barrage. This prohibition shall take effect on Thursday, 09 Aug 2018, from 1500hrs to 2200hrs.

The demarcated area is bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

WP1) 01 deg. 17.786’N / 103 deg. 54.095’E
WP2) 01 deg. 17.450’N / 103 deg. 54.390’E
WP3) 01 deg. 15.960’N / 103 deg. 52.570’E
WP4) 01 deg. 16.447’N / 103 deg. 52.084’E

Vessels currently anchored within the demarcated area are required to relocate to an alternate anchorage as directed by the Port Master, by 09 Aug 2018, 0001hrs.

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

Marine operations halted due to high winds
Monday, August 6, 2018, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dammam Port Marine operations were suspended due to strong winds from 09.12 hours local time today (6 August). For safety reasons, the Port Authority/marine department halted ship movements for docking/undocking during high wind speed.

For updates and information about operations in Dammam, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at shipping.dammam@gac.com

Floating barriers across Starling Inlet
Monday, August 6, 2018, Hong Kong

Four mooring buoys with marks PN-STK1, PN-STK2, PN-STK3 and PN-STK4 had been laid to form two sections of floating barriers, namely the outer section and inner section, in the Starling Inlet.

The outer section is formed by the floating barrier adjoining the following coordinates from (a) to (c): (WGS84)

(a) Position (A): 22 deg 32.400′ N / 114 deg 14.310′ E

(b) buoy PN-STK4: 22 deg 32.410′ N / 114 deg 14.100′ E

(c) buoy PN-STK3: 22 deg 32.364′ N / 114 deg 14.040′ E

The inner section is formed by the floating barrier adjoining the following
coordinates from (d) to (f): (WGS84)

(d) Position (B): 22 deg 32.620′ N / 114 deg 13.580′ E

(e) buoy PN-STK1: 22 deg 32.410′ N / 114 deg 13.900′ E

(f) buoy PN-STK2: 22 deg 32.425′ N / 114 deg 14.010′ E

There will be a navigable passage of 100 metres maintained between the outer and inner sections of the barriers for vessel movements. Police launches are in attendance at the entrance. The barriers would be closed from 0001 hours to 0400 hours daily. Advance arrangements for transit or inquiries may also be made.

The mooring buoys may be lit or unlit subject to the police operational requirements. Vessels navigating in the vicinity are advised to proceed with caution and pay special
attention to the instructions given by the police on site.

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

Source: Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.122 of 2018

Saudi Arabia to resume oil exports through Red Sea lane
Monday, August 6, 2018, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, reported on Saturday (4 August) that the country would resume all oil shipments through the strategic Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb.

Saudi Arabia halted temporarily oil shipments through the lane on July 26 after attacks on two VLCCs.

For information about operations in Saudi Arabia, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at yanbu@gac.com

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