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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on August 16, 2018 at 6:33 PM



Port Arthur, United States

Hong Kong

Marine soil investigation works off Temasek Fairway
Thursday, August 16, 2018, Singapore

From 17 August to 16 October, marine soil investigation works will be carried out off Temasek Fairway.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.083 of 2018, the works will be conducted between 0700 and 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
BH1) 01 deg. 16.372’N / 103 deg. 38.434’E
BH2) 01 deg. 16.370’N / 103 deg. 38.471’E
CPT1) 01 deg. 16.360’N / 103 deg. 38.433’E
CPT2) 01 deg. 16.360’N / 103 deg. 38.471’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by drilling and sampling using a jack-up barge. Tug boats will be used to move the jack-up barge. The safety zone is a circular area of 30m radius centered at the jack-up barge. A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of 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 22 (Jurong Control);
e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at

Draft restriction for East Turning Basin
Thursday, August 16, 2018, Port Arthur, United States

Based on a US Army Corps of Engineers channel survey dated 4 June 2018 and the Sabine Pilot’s recommendation, VTS Port Arthur implements the following draft restrictions for the Port Arthur East Turning Basin due to shoaling:

1) For vessels transiting to/from Motiva berth 2: maximum draft shall not exceed 11.3m (37 feet).

2) For vessels transiting to/from Motiva berths 6 & 7: maximum draft shall not exceed 11,0m (36 feet).

3) For vessels transiting to/from the PABFACS berth: maximum draft shall not exceed 11.0m (36 feet).

This notice will be posted on the Coast Guard’s HOMEPORT website at and the VTS website at

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit, Port Arthur, Texas, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 07-18 dated 15 August 2018

Marine works at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Thursday, August 16, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 7 months, marine works involving construction of immersed tunnel units closure joint and backfilling operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (R):
(A) 22 deg. 17.314’N / 114 deg. 11.093’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.187’N / 114 deg. 11.121’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.180’N / 114 deg. 11.096’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.171’N / 114 deg. 11.097’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.167’N / 114 deg. 11.084’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.140’N / 114 deg. 11.085’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.107’N / 114 deg. 11.095’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.100’N / 114 deg. 11.081’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.043’N / 114 deg. 11.060’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.057’N / 114 deg. 11.028’E
(K) 22 deg. 17.091’N / 114 deg. 11.042’E
(L) 22 deg. 17.092’N / 114 deg. 11.038’E
(M) 22 deg. 17.100’N / 114 deg. 11.033’E
(N) 22 deg. 17.110’N / 114 deg. 11.034’E
(O) 22 deg. 17.145’N / 114 deg. 11.036’E
(P) 22 deg. 17.153’N / 114 deg. 11.033’E
(Q) 22 deg. 17.157’N / 114 deg. 11.008’E
(R) 22 deg. 17.292’N / 114 deg. 10.982’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including six dumb lighters, one flat top barge and one special purpose vessel, two tugboats and two guard boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around each lighter and 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 and lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area 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

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.131 of 2018

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