Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singaporeâ€™s waters that the dredging work at the Pasir Panjang Terminal and its vicinity should start in a couple of days.
Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredger, â€śSuez No. 5â€ť held in position by 2 spuds as anchors. The dredger, with hopper barge in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredger. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barge assisted by pusher tugs.
During the operation, the dredger and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats when required.
Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the other craft to keep clear of the working area.
Dredging Today Staff, October 25, 2012; Image: penta-ocean