The heavy industrial barges at the worksite near Labrador can be seen even from Cyrene Reef. Here they are in the background, of Collin and Jeff working on the fish survey last week.
Where is Area 1? This is where the sand mining takes place.
What is a TSHD? and what are the impacts of dredging.
Sand Mining at Area 1 and Dumping at Pasir Panjang Terminal Project Working Area
From Port Marine Notice No. 79 of 2009 dated 25 Jun 09
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 07 of 2009. The working area at PPT has been revised and working period has been extended.
With effect from 20 July 2009 to 19 January 2010.
Location : Dredging Area 1, Eastern part of Singapore, within working area
bounded by the following co-ordinates (please see Notice to Mariners - 67P/2008)
DREDGING AREA 1
WGS 84 Datum
Point Latitude (N) Longitude (E)
1 1o 15.827' 103o 57.737'
2 1o 14.865' 103o 58.134'
3 1o 13.298' 103o 54.401'
4 1o 13.884' 103o 54.131'
DUMPING AREA ( Pasir Panjang Terminal Project – Working Area 9 )
Working Hours : 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.
The reclamation works will involve dredging by Trailer-Suction-Hopper- Dredger (TSHD) at Area 1. Area 1 extends from the Singapore Port Limit into the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) within the Singapore Strait. All dredged materials will be dumped at Pasir Panjang Terminal project site (See Working Area 9). Further enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr. A. Kitagawa, the project manager at Tel No: 8428 1216 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The working area for the reclamation off Labrador has been changing over time. Here's a compilation from Port Marine Notices of the work there.
Worksite in Feb 09
Worksite in Jan 09
Worksite in Oct 08.
Worksite in Jul 08
Worksite in May 08
Worksite in Apr 08