Singapore: Dredging at Pasir Panjang Terminal Kicks Off
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) informs the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that dredging works at Pasir Panjang Terminal commence.
Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers, “Ebisu”/“Musashi”, held in position by 2 spuds as anchors. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.
During the operation, the dredger and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats. The tug boats will be used to shift the crane barge and hopper barge, when required to clear the fairway for vessels to berth or unberth.
Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the other craft to keep clear of the working areas.
Dredging Today Staff, December 28, 2011; Image: penta-ocean