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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Seawall Reinstatement Works at Ma On Shan
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Races between Hong Kong and Macau

DATE: June 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong Seawall Reinstatement Works at Ma On Shan 

From 25 June and approximately 3 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out [at Ma On Shan] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D): (A) 22 deg. 25.665’N / 114 deg. 13.667’E (B) 22 deg. 25.692’N / 114 deg. 13.662’E (C) 22 deg. 25.726’N / 114 deg. 13.903’E (D) 22 deg. 25.700’N / 114 deg. 13.907’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and one tug.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around the derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.87 of 2012

DATE: June 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong –  PORT: Hong Kong Yacht Races between Hong Kong and Macau

Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau will take place on 30 June 2012 (Saturday) and 2 July 2012 (Monday). About 35 sailing boats are expected to participate in the races.

The outbound trip from Hong Kong to Macau will start at 1000 hours on 30 June 2012 in an area south-east of Lamma Island (approximately one nautical mile south of Wong Chuk Kok Light). Depending on the weather condition, it will follow: (a) Course 1 – a westerly route through south of Lamma Island, south of Tai A Chau, thence to Macau if the wind is coming from the north; OR (b) Course 2 – a south-westerly route through the southern Boundary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, thence to Macau if the wind is coming from the south.

The return trip from Macau to Hong Kong will start at 1030 hours on 2 July 2012 and will follow: (a) Course 1 – a route through south of Tai A Chau and to complete the race at a position east of Cheung Chau if the wind is coming from the north; OR (b) Course 2 – a route through south of Shek Kwu Chau and to complete the race at a position east of Cheung Chau if the wind is coming from the south.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race routes should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.85 of 2012

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