23 April 2010

Dredging and massive reclamation next to Labrador until Oct 10

Dredging and reclamation works lead to high levels of sediments and thus murky waters. Like haze in the air, this 'cloudy' water is not good for our marine life.The massive reclamation at Pasir Panjang continues until Oct 10. This huge site is next to Labrador's shores, near Sentosa's natural shores and close to Cyrene Reef.
from Port Marine Notice No. 40 of 2010 dated 21 Apr 2010

Here's a view of the reclamation site a few days ago, taken from Sentosa's natural shore.
Where does the sand for the reclamation come from? It is dredged from 'Area 1' off our East Coast, marked by the four points on this Google Earth map.
And while sand is being dumped at the new Pasir Panjang terminal, dredging is being done at the existing terminals next to it.
from Port Marine Notice NO. 41 of 2010 dated 21 Apr 2010

Here's more about the adverse impact of dredging.

The work site is near the natural shores at Labrador and Sentosa. This photo is from the table top model at the URA Master Plan exhibition.The project is so large that it is likely to impact Cyrene Reefs as well.The work site (in green) in relation to Cyrene Reefs (highlighted in yellow).

Sand Mining at Area 1 and dumping at Pasir Panjang Terminal Project Working Area
from Port Marine Notice No. 40 of 2010 dated 21 Apr 2010
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 173 of 2009. The working area at PPT has been revised and working period has been extended.

With effect from 28 Apr 2010 to 27 Oct 2010, Dredging at Area 1, Eastern part of Singapore, within working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (please see Notice to Mariners - 67P/2008)
DREDGING AREA
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'

The reclamation works will involve dredging by Queen of Penta Ocean (TSHD) at Area 1.
24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. 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 working area (See attached plan). Further enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr. A. Kitagawa, the project manager at Tel No: 8428 1216 (email: a.kitagawa@mypenta.net).


Dredging Works off Pasir Panjang Terminal
Port Marine Notice NO. 41 of 2010 dated 21 Apr 2010
With effect from 22 Apr 10 to 21 Aug 10. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Pasir Panjang Terminal and its vicinity, (see attached chartlet):

Dredging works will be carried out by the grab dredgers, “YTC V”/“YTC 15”, held in position by 2 spuds as anchors. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers. Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs. A crane barge, hopper barge and two tugs will be working at one sector at any one time. During the operation, the crane barge and hopper barge will be attended by tug boats. The tug boats will be used to shift the crane barge and hopper barge, when required to clear the fairway for vessels to berth or unberth. Safety boats will be in deployed in the vicinity to warn the other craft of the project work in the working area. Contact with the safety boats can be made via VHF Channel 08. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Wong Wai Kin, the project manager at Tel 9643 5015 (email: wk.wong@yengtong.com).


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