Singapore: Sembawang Basin Dredging Begins September 18


Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informs the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that dredging works in Sembawang Basin begin soon.

Dredging works, with effect from 18 Sep 11 to 30 Sep 11, will be carried out by the work barge “Rhea“. The work barge will be held in position by spuds and will have a circular safetyworking zone of 50-metre radius centred at the work barge.

Dredged  materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges.

During the operation, the dredger will be attended by tug boats, which 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.


Source: mpa, September 7, 2011;