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GAC 01072014

26-Oct-2015

FLOATING BARRIERS ACROSS STARLING INLET
Hong Kong
DREDGING OPERATIONS AT TAI O
Hong Kong
MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT DISCOVERY BAY
Hong Kong
PORT SERVICES TARIFF ADJUSTMENT
Dumai, Indonesia
Floating barriers across Starling Inlet
Monday, October 26, 2015, Hong Kong
Four mooring buoys with marks PN-STK1, PN-STK2, PN-STK3 and PN-STK4 had been laid to form two sections of floating barriers, namely the outer section and inner section, in the Starling Inlet.(i) The outer section is formed by the floating barrier adjoining the following coordinates from (a) to (c): (WGS84)
(a) position (A): Lat 22 deg. 32.400’N / Long. 114 deg. 14.310’E
(b) buoy PN-STK4: Lat 22 deg. 32.410’N / Long 114 deg. 14.100’E
(c) buoy PN-STK3: Lat 22 deg. 32.364’N / Long 114 deg. 14.040’E

(ii) The inner section is formed by the floating barrier adjoining the following coordinates from (d) to (f): (WGS84)
(d) position (B): Lat 22 deg. 32.620’N / Long. 114 deg. 14.580’E
(b) buoy PN-STK1: Lat 22 deg. 32.410’N / Long 114 deg. 13.900’E
(c) buoy PN-STK2: Lat 22 deg. 32.425’N / Long 114 deg. 14.010’E

There will be a navigable passage of 100 metres maintained between the outer and inner sections of the barriers for vessel movements.  Police launches are in attendance at the entrance.  The barriers would be closed from 0001 hours to 0600 hours daily.  Advance arrangements for transit or inquiries may also be made by contacting the Assistant Divisional Commander, Operations at telephone numbers 3661 1722 / 3661 1723 or facsimile 2603 7535.

The mooring buoys may be lit or unlit subject to the police operational requirements.  Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and pay special attention to the instructions given by the police on site.

(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.145 of 2015

Dredging operations at Tai O
Monday, October 26, 2015, Hong Kong
For approximately 9 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (K) and the adjacent breakwater:
(A) 22 deg. 15.049’N / 113 deg. 51.472’E
(B) 22 deg. 15.073’N / 113 deg. 51.627’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.991’N / 113 deg. 51.643’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.807’N /  113 deg. 51.515’E
(E) 22 deg. 14.809’N / 113 deg. 51.413’E
(F) 22 deg. 14.958’N / 113 deg. 51.251’E
(G) 22 deg. 15.125’N / 113 deg. 51.161’E
(H) 22 deg. 15.167’N / 113 deg. 51.307’E
(I) 22 deg. 14.881’N / 113 deg. 51.436’E
(J) 22 deg. 14.903’N / 113 deg. 51.499’E
(K) 22 deg. 14.929’N / 113 deg. 51.494’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and one hopper barge.  One tug and 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 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.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 2100 hours including Sundays and public holidays.  Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

A silt curtain will be established within the works area.  The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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.147 of 2015

Marine site investigation at Discovery Bay
Monday, October 26, 2015, Hong Kong
For a period of approximately 7 weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out at the following works locations (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (G):
(A) 22 deg. 17.512’N / 114 deg. 01.623’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.477’N / 114 deg. 01.627’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.482’N / 114 deg. 01.604’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.483’N / 114 deg. 01.581’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.488’N / 114 deg. 01.559’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.491’N /  114 deg. 01.533’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.511’N / 114 deg. 01.487’EThe works will be carried out by two jack-up barges.  One tug and 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 15 metres around each jack-up barge will be established.  Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each barge to indicate the positions of the barges.

The hours of work will be from 0800 hours to 1800 hours from Monday to Saturday.  Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works locations 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.146 of 2015

Port services tariff adjustment
Monday, October 26, 2015, Dumai, Indonesia
A tariff adjustment for services to vessels calling at the port of Dumai will come into effect on 1 November 2015.For details of the new tariffs, and information about operations at Indonesian ports, contact PT Andhika GAC  atshipping.indonesia@gac.com

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