Water sampling off Pulau Punggol Barat

28 Jun 2021 / Singapore

Until 25 December, water sampling is being carried out off Pulau Punggol Barat, at the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 1⁰ 25.696’N / 103⁰ 52.112’E
2) 1⁰ 25.735’N / 103⁰ 52.075’E
3) 1⁰ 25.840’N / 103⁰ 52.197’E
4) 1⁰ 25.801’N / 103⁰ 52.234’E

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.049 of 2021 dated 25 June 2021, the sampling is being conducted between 0700 and 1800 hours local time daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays.

Water quality, sediment and benthic samplings is being carried out using floating devices anchored to the seabed. Work boats are being used to position these devices.

A safety boat is deployed to warn other craft to keep clear of the area for the whole duration of the works.

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

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not 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 21 (Sembwang Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control for assistance, if required.

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

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