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GAC 01072014Marine works in approach channel & typhoon shelter
August 05, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving bioremediation treatment for marine sediment, hydrographic survey, water sampling and test will be carried out in Kai Tak Approach Channel and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter.

The works will be conducted by three flat top barges. One work boat will provide assistance. 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 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 barge.

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

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed ininternational 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.96 of 2014

Dredging at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 6
August 05, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 6] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:-

(A) 22 deg. 20.131’N / 114 deg. 07.457’E

(B) 22 deg. 20.127’N / 114 deg. 07.440’E

(C) 22 deg. 20.179’N / 114 deg. 07.423’E

(D) 22 deg. 20.260’N / 114 deg. 07.701’E

(E) 22 deg. 20.208’N / 114 deg. 07.718’E

The works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Three split-hopper barges, two tugs and one work 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 200 metres by 100 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 hours of work will be 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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.97 of 2014 dated 4 August 2014

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