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30-May-2019

DREDGING IN TEMASEK FAIRWAY
Singapore

MARINE WORKS AT HONG KONG BOUNDARY CROSSING FACILITIES
Hong Kong

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF BLACK POINT POWER STATION
Hong Kong

BUNKER SUPPLIER LICENCE REVOKED
Singapore

Dredging in Temasek Fairway
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Singapore

The working period for dredging in the Temasek Fairway has been extended. The work will now be carried out from 31 May 30 November.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.049 of 2019, the work will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

WORKING AREA A
1) 01 deg. 15·223’N / 103 deg. 39·279’E
2) 01 deg. 14·695’N / 103 deg. 39·492’E
7) 01 deg. 14·613’N / 103 deg. 39·292’E
8) 01 deg. 15·140’N / 103 deg. 39·079’E

WORKING AREA B
2) 01 deg. 14·695’N / 103 deg. 39·492’E
3) 01 deg. 13·884’N / 103 deg. 39·819’E
6) 01 deg. 13·803’N / 103 deg. 39·619’E
7) 01 deg. 14·613’N / 103 deg. 39·292’E

WORKING AREA C
3) 01 deg. 13·884’N / 103 deg. 39·819’E
4) 01 deg. 13·239’N / 103 deg. 40·079’E
5) 01 deg. 13·164’N / 103 deg. 39·876’E
6) 01 deg. 13·803’N / 103 deg. 39·619’E

Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs. The grab dredger will be held in position by spuds-system within the working area.

The schedule of dredging works for the various Working Areas is as follows:

Working Area A
– Dredger Brabo: 30 May-12 Aug
– Dredger RM 661: 13 Aug-20 Aug

Working Area B
– Dredger Brabo: 30 May-12 Aug
– Dredger RM 661: 30 May12 Aug

Working Area C
– Dredger Brabo: 30 May-12 Aug

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 night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to 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

Marine works at Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving heavy lift operation and reinstatement of seawall [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.620’N / 113 deg. 57.501’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.577’N / 113 deg. 57.506’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.504’N / 113 deg. 57.415’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.618’N / 113 deg. 57.400’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including three flat top barges and two crane barges. Three tugboats and one guard boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending about 120 metres from the barges.

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 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 works 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 Marıne Department Notıce No. 90 of 2019

Marine site investigation off Black Point Power Station
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 4 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes and cone penetration tests [are being] carried out at the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 25.328’N / 113 deg. 53.963’E
(B) 22 deg. 25.138’N / 113 deg. 54.530’E
(C) 22 deg. 25.035’N / 113 deg. 54.681’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. Two tugboats and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 100 metres around the flat top barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours from Monday to Saturday. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works locations 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. 89 of 2019

Bunker supplier licence revoked
Thursday, May 30, 2019, Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier licence of Southernpec (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“Southernpec”), with effect from 29 May 2019. Southernpec will cease to operate as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.

During a recent enforcement check, MPA found that Southernpec had failed to ensure that its employees comply with the terms and conditions of their licence. Its employees engaged in bunker malpractices, which include the use of magnets to interfere with the mass flow meter during bunkering operations. Its cargo officers also did not record the information in the bunkering documents accurately, which breached the terms and conditions of its bunker supplier licence.

MPA reminds all bunker licensees to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their licences. MPA will take firm action against any licensee who has acted in contravention of its licence(s), including the suspension or revocation of licence(s).

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.12 of 2019 dated 29 May 2019

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