03 March 2010

Dredging at Fairy Point until Aug 10

Dredging will take place near one of the last rocky shores in the North.
A4 Poster: Changi

Marine life sighted on our past trips to this area include seahorses, nudibranchs, feather stars and an otter! There are also seagrasses at the mouth of the stream next to Fairy Point. It is not known why the dredging is being done. As far as I know, this area is not as regularly dredged as Changi Creek is.

Dredging Operations at Loyang Way
from Port Marine Notice No. 26 of 2010 dated 1 Mar 10

With effect from 15 Mar 10 to 14 Aug 10. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Banyan Basin (see attached chartlet):

Dredging works will be carried out within the working area by crane barge (YTC V) held by 4-point anchor moorings with a circular safety working zone of 30-metre radius centred at the crane barge. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs. During the operation, the crane barge will be attended by a tug boat which will be used to shift the crane barge. A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft of the project work area. Further enquiries relating to the operation can be directed to Mr Wong Cheng Wee, the project manager, at Tel: 9862 2635 (email: wongii@oung.com.sg).

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