03 July 2009

Police Coast Guard will be conducting exercises on Sentosa's natural shores

The exercise area covers the natural reefs, seagrasses and sandy shores all the way to the natural cliffs.
This is the same area where families enjoy the public shore walks conducted by the Naked Hermit Crabs.
The lush seagrasses in this area is also monitored by TeamSeagrass.
From the dates and timing of the exercises, these will take place at a tide height of about 1-2m.

More details on the issues impacting this shore, with more links.

Police Coast Guard Manoeuvring Exercises
From Port Marine Notice No. 82 of 2009 dated 2 Jul 09
The Police Coast Guard will be conducting exercises off Rasa Sentosa on the following dates and times:

1. 08 July 2009 at 1300 hrs – 1600 hrs
2. 15 July 2009 at 0830 hrs – 1230 hrs

Sea off Rasa Sentosa, with an exercise area bounded by the following coordinates
(see chartlet attached, above): -

Fast moving PCG craft will be manoeuvring in the vicinity off Rasa Sentosa within the exercise area. Three PCG safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft to keep clear of the exercise area. Further enquiries relating to the exercise can be directed to Mr Clarence Leong, Tel: 96816155, email: Leong_Wai_Yin@spf.gov.sg

This notice is related to the massive Ex Northstar VII involving 15 agencies and 2,000 people.


  1. If landing crafts are involved, they might dig into the seabed as they ground up to shore for amphibious landing. Living organisms, e.g. corals, will be 'bulldozed' flat where landings occur.

  2. Thanks Joe, for the nautical implications. Yes, indeed this is worrying.



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