Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Letter from Mr. Ramon R. Siason, Operation Supervisor of Supply Oilfield Services, Inc. dated November 16, 2016.

2. TOTAL E&P Phils, is scheduled to conduct a recovery operation for the previously deployed three (3) Metocean Buoys in South Sulu Sea. These buoys were deployed in December 2015 for data gathering. The recovery operations is scheduled to be conducted around the 1st week of December 2016 and will last for around 6 days. This is relative to the MetOcean Survey Project between TOTAL E&P PHILIPPINES and the Philippine Government through the Department of Energy in offshore South Sulu Sea as part of the exploration activities under Service Contract No. 56. They will be utilizing M/V PETANI SELATAN 5803 as MetOcean Survey Vessel.

Localization of the Buoys are follows:

Instrument Description Coordinates (WG-84)   Maximum Radius
    Latitude Longitude  
Current Mooring Sub-surface line to which the top instrument is at 40m below sea 06° 28’ 40” North 119° 20’ 05” East 0.5 km
MetOcean Buoy Weather surface buoy 06° 31’ 20” North 119° 15’ 15” East 4.2 km
DWR (wave) Surface wave buoy 06° 29’ 20” North 119° 18’ 20” East 2.1 km

                   Safety Zone or “No- Go Area’ within 5 Nautical Miles from the operations.

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the above-mentioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times. 

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.