Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:
1.Reference: Letter from Mr. Roberto R Del Rosario Agency Manager of Royal Cargo Combine Logistics, Inc. dated January 13, 2015 and January 19, 2015 (DOE-SC 38 Malampaya Phase 3 Project).
2.Shell Philippines Explorations B.V. constructed a Depletion Compression Platform (DSP) under the Phase 3 of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas to Power Project (“Malampaya Project”) at the Keppel Shipyard in Subic, Zambales. The DCP will be ready for departure from Keppel Shipyard to the designated anchorage area at Subic Bay around the week of January 27, 2015 for float-out and mooring activities and it will be towed from Subic Bay to Northwest Palawan a week after and will be linked to the existing Malampaya Shallow Water Platform (MSWP).
3.Prior to the actual tow out of the DCP, 2 mooring anchors shall be dropped at Malampaya site during period between January 23 to 28, 2015.These anchors shall be needed for the DCP’s stability and safety. They shall be brought to Malampaya by one of the anchor handling tugs, Marty Quist Tide and the 2 (two) anchors that shall be dropped on following locations:A. Anchor 1 drop and drag boxes: Anchor 1 nominal drop coordinates 731135.4 meter Easting 1273216.6 meter Northing Targeted anchor coordinates after installation: 731139 meter Easting 1273227 meter Northing B. Anchor 2 drop and drag boxes: Anchor 2 nominal drop coordinates 730673.5 meter Easting 1274450.5 meter Northing Targeted anchor after installation: 730683 meter Easting 1274445 meter Northing
4.The “Boskalis International Inc.”, Philippine agent, will undertake the towing operations of newly constructed DCP utilizing the Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTs) “Marty Quist Tide” (MARINA Special Permit Nr DSO-003-2015 07 January 2015) and “William Croyle II” (MARINA Special Permit Nr DSO-002-2015 dated 06 January 2015) and assisted by MV “Lewek Emerald” (MARINA Special Permit Nr DSO-059-2014 dated 23 December 2014) and MV “Lewek Petrel” (MARINA Special Permit Nr DSO-060-2014 dated 23 December 2014). The DCP will be towed at approximately 4.0 knots and restricted in her ability to maneuver and divert her course.
C.Inshore Tow Routes:
|Inshore Tow route, Navigation within Subic Bay will be under Pilot advice|
|Waypoint No. 1, The handover location at about 1000 meter south of the Keppel Subic Yard||14 degs 51.99 mins North||120 degs 13.58 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 2||222 degs x 0.65|
|Waypoint No. 2||14 degs 51.88 mins North||120 degs 13.12 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 3||179 degs x 1.1|
|Waypoint No. 3||14 degs 50.80 mins North||120 degs 13.14 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 4||153 degs x 2.7|
|Waypoint No. 4||14 degs 50.36 mins North||120 degs 14.42 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 5||230 degs x 2.9|
|Waypoint No. 5||14 degs 46.91 mins North||120 degs 12.64 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 6||194 degs x 0.6|
|Waypoint No. 6, Subic Bay Pilot Station||14 degs 46.37 mins North||120 degs 12.50 mins East|
D.Offshore Tow Routes:
|Offshore Tow route|
Waypoint No. 1, Subic Bay Pilot Station
|14 degs 46.37 mins North||120 degs 12.50 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 2||210 degs x 53.3|
|Waypoint No. 2, 15 nm west of Lubang Island||14 degs 00 mins North||119 degs 45 mins East|
|Course and Distance to waypoint No. 3||195 degs x 153|
|Arranging Area 2 Nm West of the Malampaya Offshore location (Hold point 1) at about 75 meters water depth||11 degs 31.2 mins North||119 degs 05.3 mins East|
5.In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting in the vicinity of towing operations are advised to maintain a safe distance of 1 nautical mile away from the platform towing route and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.
6.The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.