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* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 7

DATE: March 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Dredging at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 7

From 15 March and for a period of approximately 4 months, dredging
operations will be carried out [at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 7] within
the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS
84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 19.710’N / 114 deg. 07.631’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.659’N / 114 deg. 07.648’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.634’N / 114 deg. 07.565’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.869’N / 114 deg. 07.485’E
(E) 22 deg. 19.885’N / 114 deg. 07.541’E

The works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Three tug boats, three
split-hopper barges, one survey boat and one motor sampan 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 grab 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 grab dredger.

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

The 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.35 of 2014

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