Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the dredging work off Pulau Bukom officially began.
Dredging works will be carried out by the dredger, “Pandora” which will be held in position by 3 spuds system. There will be a circular safety working zone of 70-metres radius centred at the dredger.
Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs. Only one dredger, hopper barge and two tugs will be working at any one time.
During the operation, the dredger and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats. The tug boats will be used to shift the dredger and hopper barges, when required to clear the fairway for vessels for berthing or unberthing operations.
Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the other craft to keep clear of the working area.
Press Release, December 12, 2012