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06-Dec-2018

DREDGING OFF TUAS MEGA YARD
Singapore

BAD WEATHER HALTS NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC
Bosphorus, Turkey

COAST GUARD ISSUES SAFETY BROADCAST AFTER ROCKET LANDS IN WATER
Cape Canaveral, United States

NEW PORT LIMITS
Singapore

Dredging off Tuas Mega Yard
Thursday, December 6, 2018, Singapore

From 10 December 2018 to 24 April 2019, dredging works will be carried out off Tuas Mega Yard.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.121 of 2018, the works will be conducted from 0700 to 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 15·880’N / 103 deg. 36·555’E
2) 01 deg. 15·880’N / 103 deg. 36·592’E
3) 01 deg. 15·668’N / 103 deg. 36·592’E
4) 01 deg. 15·668’N / 103 deg. 36·555’E

Dredging works will be carried out by dredgers, which are supported by barges and tugs.

A safety boat 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 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 22 (Jurong Control);
and
e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

Bad weather halts northbound traffic
Thursday, December 6, 2018, Bosphorus, Turkey

Due to bad weather conditions in the Bosphorus, all given schedules for northbound vessels have been canceled by Istanbul VTS today (6 December).

Traffic will continue for southbound vessels until/unless advised otherwise.

For the latest updates and information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after rocket lands in water
Thursday, December 6, 2018, Cape Canaveral, United States

The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket “Falcon 9” landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

The SMIB instructs all mariners to remain a minimum of two nautical miles away from the rocket.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew is on scene monitoring while SpaceX is implementing their response plan.

There are no reports of pollution.

(For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: US Coast Guard, 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville, New Release issued at 4.30pm on 5 December 2018

New port limits
Thursday, December 6, 2018, Singapore

The port limits of Singapore have been revised with effect from today (6 December).

According to the amendment to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act, the Schedule to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) Notification 2010 (G.N. No. S 215/2010) is amended by inserting, immediately after item (3), the following items:

“(3A) 01 deg. 13.284’N / 103 deg. 34.452’E
(3B) 01 deg. 13.814’N / 103 deg. 34.607’E
(3C) 01 deg. 15.146’N / 103 deg. 34.849’E”

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

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