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27-Nov-2018

SUSPENSION OF PORT MARINE OPERATIONS
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

DRILLING & BLASTING IN TEMASEK FAIRWAY
Singapore

Suspension of port marine operations
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Marine operation at the port of Dammam were temporarily suspended for safety reasons at 04.50 hours local time due to strong winds. The Port Authority/Marine Department halted ships’ movements for docking/undocking during high winds.

Docking and sailing of vessels was resumed from 10.30 hours local time.

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

Drilling & blasting in Temasek Fairway
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Singapore

The working period for drilling and blasting works in the Temasek Fairway has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.118 of 2018 dated 27 November 2018, from 3 December 2018 to 2 June 2019, the works will be conducted within the working area bounded by the following coordinates marked by cardinal buoys (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15.140’N / 103 deg. 39·079’E (F2-DDJV-W2 VQ(9) 10s)
2) 01 deg. 15.223‘N / 103 deg. 39·279’E (F2-DDJV-E2 Q(3) 15s)
3) 01 deg. 14·208’N / 103 deg. 39·688’E (F2-DDJV-E1 Q(3) 15s)
4) 01 deg. 14·317’N / 103 deg. 39·411’E (F2-DDJV-W1 VQ(9) 10s)

Blasting works will be conducted from Mondays to Saturdays and will only be conducted on Sundays and Public Holidays with prior approval by the relevant Authorities. The blasting works will be conducted within the specified blast window periods as stated below:
1. Blast window 1 – 0800hrs – 1000hrs
2. Blast window 2 – 1200hrs – 1400hrs
3. Blast window 3 – 1700hrs – 1830hrs

Drilling works will be conducted 24 hours daily, including Sundays and public holidays.

There will be drilling and blasting works in the working area. Column charges will be used to perform the blasting. All vessels in the vicinity of the blasting area shall maintain a safety distance according to the table below:

Project vessels, pontoons < 4m 100m
Other vessels, dredgers and pontoons < 10m 200m
Other vessels > 10m 450m
All diving activities within 1000m from the blast area are to be suspended during the blast window periods.

Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity to ensure that the safety distances are observed.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night 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);
and
e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.
f) Diving supervisors in the vicinity are to contact the Marine Safety Control Centre (VHF Channel 07 or Tel: (65) 6325 2488) to verify the blast timings and required safety radius, prior to conducting any diving operations.

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

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