|KIEL-HOLTENAU LOCKS OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE
|VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTIVES
|CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUEN MUN – CHEK LAP KOK LINK (SOUTHERN CONNECTION)
|Kiel-Holtenau locks out of service for maintenance|
|Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Kiel-Canal, Germany|
|The Kiel-Canal Authorities have just announced that the New Big North Lock will be taken out of service for maintenance works from 04.01.2016 until 15.01.2016 – Monday to Friday and 07:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs only.During the aforementioned periods, only the New Big South Chamber will be in service.For information about operations in Germany contact GAC Germany at gac.com/germany.|
|Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston Directives|
|Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Houston, USA|
|Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Houston-Galveston has advised that vessels with draft greater than 30 feet will not be allowed within 200 yards of Galveston Pier 26, due to an unlocated sunken towboat.For information about operations in USA contact GAC USA at gac.com/usa.|
|Construction of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (Southern Connection)|
|Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Hong Kong|
|Temporary Diversion of the Tung Chung Buoyed ChannelAccording to Marine Department Notice No. 178 of 2015, from 25 December 2015 until 2 February 2016 a section of the buoyed channel between the pairs of buoys TC1 and TC2, TC5 and TC6 will be temporarily diverted eastwards during the following specified periods:1) Sunday from 2000 to 2400 hours2) Monday from 0000 to 0730 hours and from 2000 to 2400 hours3) Tuesday from 0000 to 0730 hours4) Thursday from 2000 to 2400 hours
5) Friday from 0000 to 0730 hours and from 2000 to 2400 hours
6) Saturday from 0000 to 0730 hours
The diverted channel is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum), with the name of temporary light marks shown in the right column:
A) 22 deg. 18.899’N / 113 deg. 57.854’E (DTC 1)
B) 22 deg. 18.854’N / 113 deg. 57.971’E (DTC 2)
C) 22 deg. 18.460’N / 113 deg. 57.776’E (DTC 4)
D) 22 deg. 18.258’N / 113 deg. 57.331’E
E) 22 deg. 18.367’N / 113 deg. 57.283’E
F) 22 deg. 18.496’N / 113 deg. 57.716’E (DTC 3)
Details of the temporary light marks marking the diverted channel are as follows:
Lateral light buoys:
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 18.899’N / 113 deg. 57.854’E
Light Characteristics: Q. G
Top Mark: Single Green Cone
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 18.854’N / 113 deg. 57.971’E
Light Characteristics: Q. R
Top Mark: Single Red Can
Lights fixed on piers:
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 18.496’N / 113 deg. 57.716’E
Light Characteristics: VQ. G
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 18.460’N / 113 deg. 57.776’E
Light Characteristics: VQ. R
The minimum width of the diverted channel is about 100 metres and the minimum depth of the diverted channel is about 2.5 metres (Chart Datum).
To facilitate the bridge pile cap shell installation works which will be carried out by a large floating crane barge at the Tung Chung buoyed channel.
Guard boats will be stationed at the turning points of the diverted channel to give necessary guidance to the vessels using this channel.
Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and follow the guidance given by the guard boats on scene.
This Notice should be read in conjunction with Marine Department Notice No. 17 of 2015 regarding the construction of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (Southern Connection).
For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at gac.com/hongkong