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       * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging Operations at Kellett Anchorage

DATE: December 23, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong – Dredging Operations at Kellett Anchorage
From 27 December 2012 and for approximately six months, dredging operations will be carried out [at Kellett Anchorage] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.532’N / 114 deg. 07.505’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.731’N / 114 deg. 08.410’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.664’N / 114 deg. 08.497’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.425’N / 114 deg. 07.464’E

The works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Three split-hopper barges, two tug boats and one working boat will assist in the works. The
number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be
laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger and the barge.

The works will normally be carried out round-the-clock.
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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.177 of 2012

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