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02-Oct-2018

ROAD ACCESS TO MARINA SOUTH PIER DURING KUSU PILGRIMAGE SEASON
Singapore

KUSU PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2018
Singapore

PORT REOPENED
Sulawesi, Indonesia

Road access to Marina South Pier during Kusu Pilgrimage Season
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Singapore

This year’s Kusu Pilgrimage season is from 9 October to 7 November 2018. Marina South Pier (MSP) is the transit point where Kusu devotees and visitors shall take the ferries to the island.

In view of the expected road traffic congestion and limited parking space at MSP, the shipping and harbour craft communities are requested not to drive to MSP, and are encouraged to take the public transport instead.

There will be controlled entry into MSP Car Park from 0600hrs to 1700hrs on weekends and public holiday during the Kusu Pilgrimage period. Only authorised vehicles, with valid parking labels, will be allowed to enter and park at the MSP Car Park.

Motorists are advised to park their vehicles at Meadow Car Park (Gardens by the Bay) and use the free shuttle-bus services plying between Meadow Car Park and MSP.

A free shuttle-bus service will run between the Meadow Car Park and MSP from 0600hrs to 2000hrs on weekends and public holiday during the Kusu Pilgrimage period. The interval between shuttle services is approximately 20 minutes…

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

Source: Extract from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.098 of 2018

Kusu Pilgrimage Season 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Singapore

The 2018 Kusu Pilgrimage season will commence on 9 Oct 2018 and end on 7 Nov 2018. During this period, high volume of ferries and harbour craft carrying passengers would cross the East Keppel Fairway when plying between the MSP and Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul)… …Mariners shall keep a proper lookout for these craft and navigate with extra caution when in the vicinity of the recommended routes.

The traffic movement within MSP has been divided in two routes. The ferries and bumboats shall use the recommended routes.

Masters of harbour craft shall proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution when approaching MSP and Kusu Island jetties.

The following buoys will be laid on 3 October and will be removed on 9 November:

Kusu Buoy Fl (2) R 10s
– Coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 01 deg. 13.236’N / 103 deg. 51.697’E
– Purpose: Port hand buoy
– Type of buoy: Red can buoy Fl (2) R10s

Kusu Marker A
– Coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 01 deg. 13.526’N / 103 deg. 51.427’E
– Purpose: Channel buoy
– Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

Kusu Marker B
– Coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 01 deg. 13.406’N / 103 deg. 51.437’E
– Purpose: For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)
– Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

Kusu Marker C
– Coordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 01 deg. 13.376’N / 103 deg. 51.457’E
– Purpose: For mooring of craft (off Pulau Sakijang)
– Type of buoy: Yellow polyethylene buoy

All harbour craft, except ferries operated by Singapore Island Cruise and Ferries Pte Ltd, plying to and from Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) shall:
a. Keep within the channel demarcated by the Kusu Beacon (Fl R 2.5s) and the yellow polyethylene channel buoy in position Lat 01° 13′.526N Long 103° 51′.427E (Appendix 3) when approaching and leaving Kusu Jetty;
b. Only allowed to use the jetty at Pulau Tembakul (harbour craft jetty) for the purpose of embarking and disembarking passengers. This harbour craft jetty is situated about 65 metres northwest of the Main Passenger jetty. Harbour craft berthing there, must not proceed beyond 10 metres southeast of their allocated jetty. No harbour craft shall wait at the entrance of the channel or at the jetty.

The two yellow polyethylene mooring buoys located off Pulau Sakijang Pelepah are meant for harbour craft to moor temporarily while awaiting passengers.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.097 of 2018

Port reopened
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Sulawesi, Indonesia

The port of Pantoloan has re-opened for operations following the earthquakes and tsunami that hit the city of Palu, Central Sulawesi and surrounding areas occurred on Friday afternoon (28 September).

The dock structure at the port is categorised as ‘safe’ as there are only a few cracks. Although crane facilities to transport logistics boxes and containers have sustained damage, this port is operational.

Several other ports near Palu are reported not to have been damaged, including Ampana, Luwuk, Belang-Belang and Majene.

The port of Palu is reported to have suffered severe damage and it is expected to take months to be restored to functionality. Palu Airport is only open to the military for emergency evacuation and delivery of disaster-relief materials.

For information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

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