Singapore: Dredging at Southern Tuas Basin Underway
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the Southern Tuas Basin dredging works are currently underway.
The completion of this dredging program is scheduled for May 15, 2013.
Dredging works will be carried out by grab dredgers. These dredgers will be held by 4-point anchoring systems and each anchor position will be marked by a yellow buoy, Fl Y 3s.
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.
During the operation, the dredgers 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 crafts of the project.
Source: mpa.gov, March 25, 2013