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* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Unloading of Precast Units

DATE: December 30, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong -Unloading of Precast Units

From 2 January 2013 and for approximately 4 weeks, unloading of precast units from a semi-submersible barge will be carried out from time to time [off Wan Chai] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.440’N / 114 deg. 10.801’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.319’N / 114 deg. 10.839’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.248’N / 114 deg. 10.580’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.348’N / 114 deg. 10.537’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the boundary of the works area at co-ordinates (A), (B), (C) and (D).

The works will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including one semisubmersible barge, two crane barges, one work boat, three tugs and some guard boats. 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 each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be
laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of works will be round-the-clock.

The precast units unloaded from the semi submersible barge will be towed to the site about 100 metres west of Wan Chai Ferry Pier for seawall

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of works.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.174 of 2012

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