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17-Oct-2018
REPLACEMENT OF FENDERS
Singapore

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

CROSS HARBOUR SWIMMING RACES
Hong Kong

Replacement of fenders
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Singapore

The working period for the replacement of fenders at Punggol Jetty has been revised.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.104 of 2018, the work is being conducted from 0800 to 1800 hours daily, Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays) from 17 October 2018 to 30 January 2019, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 25.316’N / 103 deg. 54.626’E
2) 1 deg. 25.318’N / 103 deg. 54.658’E
3) 1 deg. 25.310’N / 103 deg. 54.658’E
4) 1 deg. 25.308’N / 103 deg. 54.626’E

A work barge, assisted by tug boats, will be used to replace the fenders.

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

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 21 (Sembawang Control);
and
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

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

Marine site investigation at Junk Bay
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 9 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F):
(A) 22 deg. 17.624’N / 114 deg. 15.708’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.571’N / 114 deg. 15.863’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.561’N / 114 deg. 15.988’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.488’N / 114 deg. 15.988’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.487’N / 114 deg. 15.847’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.556’N / 114 deg. 15.675’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including two dumb lighters, two special purpose vessels, one tugboat and one work boat. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each special purpose vessel to indicate its position.

Silt curtains, 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 marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. 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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.160 of 2018

Cross Harbour Swimming Races
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Hong Kong

Swimming races across the Central Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon to Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island will take place from 0800 hours to 1030 hours on Sunday 21 October 2018. About 3,600 swimmers, under the escort of guard boats, are expected to participate.

Launches of the Marine Department and Marine Police will be stationed or patrolling in the Central Harbour before and during the event.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the swimmers, and follow the directions given by officers on Marine Department and Marine Police launches regulating marine traffic in the vicinity.

As the marine traffic in the Central Harbour will be affected by the races, vessel operators are advised to adjust their sailing schedules in order to avoid obstructing the races.

Landing steps No. 1 to No. 3 of Kowloon Public Pier will be temporarily closed from 0900 hours on 20 October 2018 to 1030 hours on 21 October 2018. Owners and coxswains of vessels are advised to use other landing facilities in the vicinity during the period of closure.

(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.156 of 2018

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