Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the Sembawang dredging project will be underway until 22 March 2014.
Dredging work will be carried out by a grab dredger held in position by 3 spuds as anchors.
The dredging vessel, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 m radius centered at the dredger. The 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 crafts of the project.
Source: mpa.gov.sg, January 22, 2014