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Soil investigation works off West Jurong Channel
Friday, August 9, 2019, Singapore

From 14 August to 14 November, soil investigation works will be carried out off West Jurong Channel.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.074 of 2019 dated 8 August 2019, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
MBH1) 01 deg. 17.337’N / 103 deg. 40.920’E
MBH2) 01 deg. 17.364’N / 103 deg. 40.965’E
MBH3) 01 deg. 17.356’N / 103 deg. 40.981’E
MBH4) 01 deg. 17.351’N / 103 deg. 40.942’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of marine drilling using a jack-up barge. Tug boats will be used to tow the work barge into position.

The safety zone is a circular area of 30m radius centered at the locations of the jack-up barge.

Safety boats will be in attendance to warn and direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of 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);
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]

New cruise ship wharf opened
Friday, August 9, 2019, Eden, Australia

A new $44 million cruise ship wharf has been opened at the port of Eden, ending the need for passengers to be tendered ashore in small boats and reducing the likelihood of cruise ships cancelling a stopover due to rough conditions.

The extension of the existing wharf is a partnership involving the NSW Government with a $32 million contribution, $10 million from the Australian Government and $2 million from Bega Valley Shire Council.

The first cruise ship to use the wharf is scheduled to arrive with more than 2,000 passengers on September 15.

Aside from maintaining cruise ship interest in the port and developing local tourism products, future work planned includes a new passenger welcome centre, marina berths, and an overall port redevelopment.

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

Car carrier/RoRo shipping movements suspended
Friday, August 9, 2019, Port Kembla, Australia

Due to current high winds, car carrier/RoRo shipping movements at Port Kembla have been temporarily suspended.

The Port Authority is assessing bulk carrier ship movements against environmental conditions on a case-by-case basis to gauge if it is safe to proceed or to delay arrival/departure until more favourable conditions prevail. Conditions are being continuously monitored to enable resumption of shipping as soon as possible.

The anchorage presently remains open to shipping.

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

Source: GAC

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