We had a look at one of the many Garbage Collectors that patrol our port and visit every ship to collect garbage, provided free as part of the port services. This is something that is not very well known as indicated by this letter to the press in 2011 suggesting that litter that washes up on our shores come from ships in our waters.
this letter in 2010.
lies in the middle of an industrial triangle. I'm glad to have had a chance to share Cyrene with MPA last year.
results for the 2012 cleanup shows some data on sources of the litter found on our shores.
Singapore Maritime Gallery which showcases Singapore's port and maritime history and current activities.
Sentosa Development Corporation.
Repair and restoration work to existing rock bund at Kusu Island
from Port Marine Notice No. 185 of 2012 dated 21 Dec 2012
With effect from 24 Dec 2012 to 31 Mar 13, at Kusu Island, 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.
The repair and restoration works will entail sorting, leveling and pitching of existing rock bund. The works will be carried out by excavators from the landward side and the materials for the restoration works will be provided by the work barges. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft to keep clear of the operations. Any enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Kelvin Teo, the Project Manager at Tel: 9023 7744 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
During the sea tour I also noticed that floating security barriers have been put up along the Sentosa shoreline by the Marine Police.
this site is monitored by TeamSeagrass so we should have some data on whether the barriers are affecting the natural shores there.