23 October 2008

Crane barge to work off Sentosa's natural shore

Sentosa has a stretch of natural shores with seagrasses and amazing marine life. So much so that it is a regular part of TeamSeagrass monitoring and the Naked Hermit Crabs conduct intertidal walks there for the public.
Sentosa's hidden natural gem
An MPA notice has just announced that work will take place very close to this site, involving a crane barge to install navigational and mooring buoys.

Installation of navigational and mooring buoys off Sentosa
from Port Marine Notice No. 192 of 2008 dated 23 Oct 08
With effect from 27 Oct 08 to 30 Nov 08, 0800 hours to 1900 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays, off Siloso Beach, Sentosa, (see attached plan):
AZ1 01° 15.271’ 103° 48.605' Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 4s
AZ2 01° 15.034' 103° 48.967' Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 6s
AZ3 01° 14.989’ 103° 48.937' Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 8s
AZ4 01° 15.225’ 103° 48.576' Yellow / Pillar / Fl Y 10s
5 01° 15.095’ 103° 48.924'
6 01° 15.082’ 103° 48.909'

Four (4) navigational buoys and two (2) mooring buoys will be installed at the locations as per the attached chartlet. The crane barge will be deployed for the installation works. A safety boat will be deployed to advise all craft to keep clear of the buoy installation locations.

Further enquiries relating to the project, can be directed to Mr Mark Chen, the project co-ordinator, at Tel: 9734 0663, email: sales@wealthmarine.com.sg.
What does a crane barge look like?From the website of a company that rents crane barges: http://www.hjmerrihue.com/html/Crane_Barges.html

What nature shores are near this work site?The portion in red is the area of seagrasses monitored by TeamSeagrass.
The latest monitoring of this location last week on 17 Oct showed a lush growth of Tape seagrasses (Enhalus acoroides) and Spoon seagrass (Halophila ovalis).The portion in yellow shows about half of the natural shore of reefs, rubble and natural rock shore. This is part of the Sentosa intertidal walk conducted by the Naked Hermit Crabs.


  1. Oh dear. Let's hope it won't be as monstrous as that. Sigh. Just have to keep an eye on the situation I suppose.

  2. I hope the shores won't be too adversely affected.



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