Benoi Basin Dredging through March 2014

MarineLink.com
Friday, December 13, 2013

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has advised that dredging works will be carried out at Benoi Basin from December 13, 2013-March 12, 2014.

According to the Port Marine Notice No. 165 of 2013 dated December 13, 2013, the works are being conducted 24 hours daily - including Sundays & Public Holidays - within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 1° 18.509'N / 103° 40.839'E
B) 1° 18.509'N / 103° 40.861'E
C) 1° 18.411'N / 103° 40.874'E
D) 1° 18.410;N / 103° 40.856'E

Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers. The grab dredgers will be held by four-point anchoring system. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-meter radius centered at the dredgers. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges.

During the operation, the dredgers will be attended by tug boat. The tug boats will be used to shift the dredger.

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

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

Source: GAC Singapore
 


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