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Works at Tuas Western Coast
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Singapore

The working period for works at Tuas Western Coast has been extended. The works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 18 February to 17 August.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.018 of 2019, the works will be carried out West of Tuas View, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 1 deg. 20.287’N / 103 deg. 38.026’E
2) 1 deg. 20.303’N / 103 deg. 37.959’E
3) 1 deg. 20.277’N / 103 deg. 37.861’E
4) 1 deg. 19.217’N / 103 deg. 37.223’E
5) 1 deg. 18.525’N / 103 deg. 36.917’E
6) 1 deg. 17.503’N / 103 deg. 36.624’E
7) 1 deg. 16.917’N / 103 deg. 36.467’E
8) 1 deg. 16.908’N / 103 deg. 36.563’E
9) 1 deg. 17.061’N / 103 deg. 36.722’E
10) 1 deg. 17.110’N / 103 deg. 36.770’E
11) 1 deg. 17.440’N / 103 deg. 36.857’E
12) 1 deg. 18.434’N / 103 deg. 37.121’E
13) 1 deg. 18.646’N / 103 deg. 37.427’E

14) 1 deg. 19.817’N / 103 deg. 37.418’E
15) 1 deg. 19.857’N / 103 deg. 37.355’E
16) 1 deg. 19.284’N / 103 deg. 36.995’E
17) 1 deg. 19.065’N / 103 deg. 36.969’E

The works will include removal of rocks at revetments, installation and maintenance of silt barricade, dredging, rehandling of sand, reclamation and construction of revetments. Pre-filling, Progress and Post-filling surveys of the reclamation area will also be carried out.

A temporary jetty will be installed with the assistance of crane barges and workboats.

The dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers assisted by tug boats. The dredger will have a circular safety working zone of 100m radius centred at the dredger. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges which will be assisted by tug boats.

Crane barges will be used for the removal of rocks and the construction of revetments. The rocks will be loaded onto the flat top barges which will then be discharged on land.

Sand will be supplied by a Conveyor Barge.

The rehandling of sand will be carried out by backhoe dredger and bucket ladder dredger. The dredger will have a circular safety working zone of 100m radius centred at the dredger. The sand will be transported to the designated dumping ground by hopper barges and flat top barges.

The reclamation work will be carried out by hopper barges.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft and vessels of the work.

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

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at [email protected]

Traffic halted due to fog
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Bosphorus, Turkey

Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus was suspended at 03:53 hours local time today (19 February) due to restricted visibility and dense fog.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at [email protected]

Source: GAC

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