Dredging off Banyan Basin

14 Feb 2020 / Singapore

From 1 March to 01 April, dredging works will be carried out in Banyan Basin.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.007 of 2020, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily - including Sundays & Public Holidays - within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 14·775'N / 103 deg. 41·393'E
2) 01 deg. 14·785'N / 103 deg. 41·428'E
3) 01 deg. 14·707'N / 103 deg. 41·450'E
4) 01 deg. 14·697'N / 103 deg. 41·416'E
5) 01 deg. 14·920'N / 103 deg. 41·352'E
6) 01 deg. 14·928'N / 103 deg. 41·377'E
7) 01 deg. 14·784'N / 103 deg. 41·418'E
8) 01 deg. 14·777'N / 103 deg. 41·393'E

Dredging works will be carried out by crane barges & dredger, which will be held in position by anchors. Anchors will be marked by anchor buoys with flashing lights.

Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by barges, which will be assisted by tug boats.

During the operation, the dredgers and barges will be attended by tug boats which will also be used to shift the dredgers and hopper barges, when required to clear the work area.

Safety boats 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 and to enter the work area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (Sinki Control);
e) Communicate with Sinki Control on VHF Channel 68 for assistance, if required.

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

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