HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Removal of wreck off Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Hong Kong
From 19 August and for a period of approximately 3 months, a wreck removal operation will be carried out within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.499’N / 114 deg. 14.100’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.453’N / 114 deg. 14.148’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.380’N / 114 deg. 14.069’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.427’N / 114 deg. 14.021’E
The works will be carried out from 0800 hours to 1900 hours daily except Sundays and public holidays by two heavy crane vessels with the assistance of some tugs and work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit the operational requirements.
Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of anchors extending from the working craft.
Vessels engaged in the works will remain in the works area and display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep well clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there may be divers working in the area.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])
Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.129 of 2019 dated 9 August 2019
Underwater hose replacement & chain tensioning works
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Singapore
From 16 August to 10 September, underwater hose replacement and chain tensioning works for Shell SBM will be carried out off Pulau Sebarok.
According the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.075 of 2019 dated 13 August 2019, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 11.730’N / 103 deg. 47.433’E
2) 01 deg. 11.467’N / 103 deg. 47.700’E
3) 01 deg. 11.193’N / 103 deg. 47.433’E
4) 01 deg. 11.467’N / 103 deg. 47.162’E
Underwater hose replacement and chains tensioning works will be carried out for Shell SBM by a diving support vessel.
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 68 (West Control);
e) Communicate with West Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at [email protected]
High river recommendations rescinded
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Mississippi River, United States
The Federal Pilots of Louisiana have advised that, as a result of the Carrollton Gage reading 11.94’ and continuing to fall, all high river recommendations have been rescinded and normal operations resumed immediately.
The high river recommendations that mooring operations requiring a line boat be conducted during daylight hours only were put in place in December 2018 due to rising river levels.
For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at [email protected]