Wednesday, 27/10/2021

Notice to Mariners

58/TBHH-TCTBĐATHHMN – Depth of Saigon – Vungtau fairway

(UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION)

NOTICE TO MARINERS

Depth of Saigon – Vungtau fairway

          VTU – 18- 2012

– Territorial water:  Hochiminh city.

– Fairway’s name:  Saigon – Vungtau.

On behalf of Ministry of Transport, Southern Vietnam Maritime Safety Corporation notifies that:

Adjusted section direction: The direction of the fairway section from the buoys “8”, “9” Vungtau – Thivai fairway to buoys “1”, “4” Saigon – Vungtau is adjusted as follows:

  322050’17” to 142050’17”

  1. In the sphere of designed Saigon – Vungtau navigational fairway length of 91km, the section from the buoys “8”, “9” Vungtau – Thivai fairway to the buoys “1”, “4” Saigon – Vungtau fairway width of 220m, the section from the buoys “1”, “4” Saigon – Vungtau fairway to Saigon bridge width of 150m limited and guided by AtoNs system, depth in meter reduce to chart datum as follows:
  2. From Nuocvan cape to Dendo cape:

-Shallow point with depth 8.3m appears at the co-ordinate:

Depth

VN2000

WGS-84

Lat j

Long l

Lat j

Long l

8.3

10034’59.7” N

106050’06.2” E

10034’56.0” N

106050’12.7”

  1. The Saigon river:

- Shallow points appear from lower section of buoy “64” -220m to upper section of buoy “64” + 300m, the shallowest depth is 8,2m at the coordinate:

Depth

VN2000

WGS-84

Lat j

Long l

Lat j

Long l

8.2

10044’44.1” N

106045’19.9” E

10044’40.4” N

106045’26.4” E

 –    Shallow points appear from upper section buoy “77” + 550m to upper section of buoy “77” + 750m, the shallowest depth is 8,3m at the coordinate:

Depth

VN2000

WGS-84

Lat j

Long l

Lat j

Long l

8.3

10045’20.3” N

106044’43.3” E

10045’16.6” N

106044’49.8” E

– Shallow area appears on the port side, from opposite to buoy “79” to lower section of buoy “81” – 450m, about 800m in length, the shallowest depth is 7,8m scattered.

– Shallow area appears on the port side, from opposite to buoy “81” to upper section of buoy “81” + 800m, about 850m in length, the shallowest depth is 6,4m at the coordinate:

Depth

VN2000

WGS-84

Lat j

Long l

Lat j

Long l

6,4

10046’39.3” N

106044’13.6” E

10046’35.6” N

106044’20.1” E

Turning basins VQ1 and VQ2:

–    Turning basinVQ2: In the sphere of designed turning basin VQ2 opposite Te channel, the shallowest depth is 6,9m.

–    Turning basinVQ1: In the sphere of designed turning basinVQ1 in the water area in front of Saigon port, the shallowest depth is 8,4m

Except the shallow areas and shallow points mentioned above, depth of the fairway is more than 8,5m.

NAVIGATING GUIDANCE:

Every vessels navigating on Saigon – Vungtau fairway should follow AtoNs system and apply reasonable measure of navigation to ensure traffic safety when navigating through areas mentioned above.

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