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11-Jan-2019

REPAIR WORKS FOR LIGHT BEACON OFF NIM WAN, DEEP BAY
Hong Kong

SUBMARINE OUTFALL REPAIR WORKS OFF HUNG HOM
Hong Kong

DEMOLITION & REMOVAL OF FLOATING PANELS AND CONCRETE WALKWAY
Singapore

AMENDED IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTIONS
Cannakale Strait, Turkey

Repair works for light beacon off Nim Wan, Deep Bay
Friday, January 11, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 4 months, repair works for a light beacon will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 25.776’N / 113 deg. 55.288’E
(B) 22 deg. 25.776’N / 113 deg. 55.346’E
(C) 22 deg. 25.722’N / 113 deg. 55.346’E
(D) 22 deg. 25.722’N / 113 deg. 55.288’E

The works will be carried out by a derrick barge. One crane boat and one tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the derrick barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

A silt curtain, 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 curtain.

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.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works area.

(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.5 of 2019 dated 7 January 2019

Submarine outfall repair works off Hung Hom
Friday, January 11, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, submarine outfall inspection and repair works will be carried out in the following works areas:

WORKS AREA 1
Bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates:
(A) 22 deg. 18.761’N / 114 deg. 11.600’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.747’N / 114 deg. 11.625’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.701’N / 114 deg. 11.596’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.714’N / 114 deg. 11.571’E

WORKS AREA 2
Bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates:
(E) 22 deg. 18.483’N / 114 deg. 11.808’E
(F) 22 deg. 18.460’N / 114 deg. 11.824’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.431’N / 114 deg. 11.775’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.454’N / 114 deg. 11.759’E

WORKS AREA 3
Bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates:
(I) 22 deg. 18.217’N / 114 deg. 11.998’E
(J) 22 deg. 18.192’N / 114 deg. 12.008’E
(K) 22 deg. 18.173’N / 114 deg. 11.954’E
(L) 22 deg. 18.198’N / 114 deg. 11.944’E

WORKS AREA 4
Bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates:
(M) 22 deg. 17.974’N / 114 deg. 12.045’E
(N) 22 deg. 17.947’N / 114 deg. 12.050’E
(O) 22 deg. 17.938’N / 114 deg. 11.993’E
(P) 22 deg. 17.964’N / 114 deg. 11.988’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the 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 lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 2300 hours daily. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works

(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.7 of 2019 dated 9 January 2019

Demolition & removal of floating panels and concrete walkway
Friday, January 11, 2019, Singapore

From 11 January to 10 July, work will be carried out to demolish and remove existing floating panels and concrete walkway at the eastern coastline of St John’s Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.004 of 2019 dated 10 January 2019, 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. 13·163’N / 103 deg. 51·100’E
2) 01 deg. 13·163’N / 103 deg. 51·127’E
3) 01 deg. 13·054’N / 103 deg. 51·126’E
4) 01 deg. 13·054’N / 103 deg. 51·099’E

The works will involve the demolition and removal of the existing floating panels and concrete walkway located on the eastern coastline of St John’s Island. 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 68 (West Control);
and
e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

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

Amended Implementing Instructions
Friday, January 11, 2019, Cannakale Strait, Turkey

Waiting times of vessels anchored in the north-south entrances of the Canakkale Strait have increased due to the dangerous cargo-carrier traffic that has recently increased above forecast. An arrangement is necessary to reduce the waiting times of anchored ships without compromising the priority of ensuring safe passage.

The Implementing Instructions titled Contracted and Scheduled LNG Vessels and LPG Vessels article 8, paragraph two, have been amended as follows:

LPG Carriers:

a) LPG carriers with LOA of 150 meters and over complete their transit through the Bosporus Strait with assistance of pilots, escorted tug escorts during daytime; LPG carriers carrying LPG with a LOA of 150 meters and over which are due transit through the Canakkale Strait complete their transit with assistance of pilots, escorted by tugboats during daytime; LPG carriers with LOA of 150-200 meters which are not carrying LPG complete their transit during day/night with pilot assistance.

b) In relation to vessels which are subject to tug escorts; LPG carriers with LOA of 150 meters and over should complete their Bosporus transit passage accompanied by tug escort/s with a bollard pull of minimum 60 tons, LPG carriers with LOA of 200 meters and over should complete their passage accompanied by tug escort/s with a bollard pull of minimum 90 tons.

c) The number of tug escorts and their bollard pulls could be increased if necessary, taking into account the weather and sea conditions.

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

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