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21-Feb-2017

SUBMARINE CABLE REPAIR WORKS AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong
Submarine cable repair works at Junk Bay
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 8 weeks, submarine cable repair works will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F):
(A) 22 deg. 16.985’N / 114 deg. 15.808’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.985’N / 114 deg. 15.855’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.910’N / 114 deg. 15.900’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.877’N / 114 deg. 15.855’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.877’N / 114 deg. 15.808’E
(F) 22 deg. 16.910’N / 114 deg. 15.770’E

The works will be carried out by two dumb lighters. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works area.

(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.27 of 2017

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