31 August 2010

Underwater blasting next to Labrador shore continues until Feb 11

Next to Labrador's reef and shores, underwater drilling and blasting continues.
Underwater drilling and blasting first started in Oct 09, continued until Aug 10 and is now extended to Feb 11. More about marine life at Labrador and other issues relating to Labrador.

Underwater Drilling and Blasting Works at Pasir Panjang Fairway
from Port Marine Notice NO. 102 of 2010 dated 27 Aug 2010
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 25 of 2010. The working period has been extended.

With effect from 01 Sep 2010 to 28 Feb 2011. At Pasir Panjang Fairway and its vicinity (see attached chartlet):

Drilling will be carried out 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays. Blasting works will only be carried out at one of the working areas at any one time. Blasting will not be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Underwater drilling and blasting works will be carried out by work barge “GM 36” which will be held in position by 6 anchors. The following safety procedures and warning signals will be adopted for each blasting operation.
(a) All personnel will be evacuated from the danger zone prior to the blasting operations;
(b) Armed Protection Officers (APOs) in craft / safety boats will cordon off the working area 30 minutes before the blasting operations;
(c) “Pasir Panjang Control” will issue navigational warning on VHF Ch 25;
(d) Two (2) prolong blasts on the whistle will be sounded 15 minutes before the blasting, to ensure all divers and ships to stay clear from the blasting area;
(e) Red flags and warning signs “Blasting in progress” will be erected to warn mariners 5 minutes prior to the blasting operations;
(f) Three (3) short blasts on the whistle will be sounded 5 minutes before the commencement of the blasting operations;
(g) At the point of blasting off, four (4) short blasts will be sounded on the whistle with blasting initiated on the 4th short blast; and (h) One (1) prolonged blast will be sounded on the whistle after the completion of each blasting operation and red flag lowered.
Further enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Leonard Ching, the project manager at Tel: 9068 7174(email: leonardching@mypenta.net).

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