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GAC 01072014Vessels facing 14-hour waiting time
January 13, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal

Vessels with LOA over 125m and/or draft over 6.5m planning to transit the Kiel Canal are facing waiting times of about 14 hours at Kiel-Holtenau.

The waiting time at Brunsbuttel, however, has decreased to about 4 hours.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gn@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent

Marine Works at Sai Kung Public Pier
January 13, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 18 months, marine works involving construction of two additional landing steps and modification to [Sau Kung Public] Pier will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):

(A) 22 deg. 22.929’N / 114 deg. 16.512’E

(B) 22 deg. 22.903’N / 114 deg. 16.545’E

(C) 22 deg. 22.869’N / 114 deg. 16.512’E

(D) 22 deg. 22.895’N / 114 deg. 16.480’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one derrick lighter, one flat top pontoon, one tug and one work boat. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

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.

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 areas outside the hours of work.

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.3 of 2015

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