Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the working period for the Benoi Basin dredging project has been extended. The completion date is now scheduled for December 30, 2014.
This deepening work will be carried out by the grab dredgers which will be held by 4-point anchoring system.
The dredging vessels, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50 m radius centered at the dredgers. The 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 dredgers.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other crafts of the project.
Source: mpa.gov, July 17, 2014