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Hot Port News from GAC

28-May-2019

BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT AT CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN
Hong Kong

VIADUCT CONSTRUCTION AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION
Singapore

Breakwater reinstatement at Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 4 months, breakwater reinstatement works [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.290’N / 114 deg. 14.702’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.423’N / 114 deg. 14.660’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.444’N / 114 deg. 14.739’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.316’N / 114 deg. 14.781’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.307’N / 114 deg. 14.749’E

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

A working area of approximately 15 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.

Silt curtains fitted with yellow flashing lights will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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 Marıne Department Notıce No. 86 of 2019

Viaduct construction at Junk Bay
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 31 months, viaduct construction works [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.839’N / 114 deg. 15.218’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.818’N / 114 deg. 15.246’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.819’N / 114 deg. 15.262’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.793’N / 114 deg. 15.319’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.725’N / 114 deg. 15.260’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.752’N / 114 deg. 15.209’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.710’N / 114 deg. 15.177’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.738’N / 114 deg. 15.150’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.760’N / 114 deg. 15.152’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including three dumb lighters and one tugboat. 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 the lighters 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.

Several 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 works 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 Marıne Department Notıce No. 85 of 2019

Supply and delivery of sand at Tuas View Extension
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Singapore

The working period for the supply and delivery of sand at Tuas View Extension has been extended. It is now being carried out until 23 November.

According to the Marıtıme and Port Authorıty of Sıngapore Port Marıne Notıce No.047 of 2019, the work is being conducted from 0700 to 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1 deg. 13.090’N / 103 deg. 36.898’E
2) 1 deg. 13.133’N / 103 deg. 36.898’E
3) 1 deg. 13.133’N / 103 deg. 37.359’E
4) 1 deg. 12.972’N / 103 deg. 37.359’E

Self-discharging sand carriers (SDSC) will be discharging sand directly to Tuas View Extension. SDSCs will drop anchor within the designated dumping area prior to discharging sand. 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 and 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.

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

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