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05-Dec-2018

PREPARATION FOR IMO 2020
Singapore

CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALL STRUCTURE AND INSTALLATION OF SILT CURTAINS
Singapore

Preparation for IMO 2020
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) continues to prepare the Port of Singapore and Singapore-registered ships for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% fuel global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships, which will take effect from 1 January 2020.

In his opening address at the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) Forum, Chief Executive of MPA, Mr Andrew Tan, also announced initiatives by MPA to improve the delivery of its services…

…To prepare for the IMO 2020 0.5% global emission limit for sulphur, MPA and the Singapore Shipping Association released two technical guidance booklets for Singapore-registered ships and ships calling at the Port of Singapore. The booklets outline the options available for ship operators to comply with the new regulations which include the use of approved abatement technology such as scrubbers, alternative fuels and compliant fuel oil. Both booklets will be made available on the MPA website…

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

Source: Extract from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (www.mpa.gov.sg) news release

Construction of outfall structure and installation of silt curtains
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Singapore

The working period for the construction of an outfall structure and installation of silt curtains off Changi East Staging Ground has been extended. The work will now be conducted from 11 December 2018 to 10 Jun 2019.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.122 of 2018 dated 5 December 2018, the work will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the

following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.685’N / 103 deg. 59.822’E
2) 01 deg. 18.632’N / 103 deg. 59.949’E
3) 01 deg. 18.557’N / 103 deg. 59.918’E
4) 01 deg. 18.603’N / 103 deg. 59.786’E

Installation of silt curtains will be carried out by the crane barge. Tug boats will be used to assist the positioning of the crane barge during the installation work.

Upon completion of the silt curtains installation, construction of new outfall structure and cofferdam with sheet piles will be carried out by a vibroexcavator.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft of the work. Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

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 12 (East Control);
and
e) Communicate with East Control on VHF Channel 12 for assistance, if required.

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

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