Singapore: Pasir Panjang Dredging Program About to Begin
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) informs the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the Pasir Panjang Terminal dredging program is scheduled for May 20, 2103.
Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers, “Ebisu” and “Heisei 7”, held in position by 2 spuds as anchors.
The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 meter radius centered 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 when required. The tug boats will be used to shift the crane barge and hopper barge, away from the fairway for vessels to berth or unberth.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn the other crafts to keep clear of the working area.
Source: mpa.gov, May 16, 2013