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02-Mar-2017

DREDGING AT WESTERN DISTRICT PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA
Hong Kong
Dredging at Western District Public Cargo Working Area
Thursday, March 2, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 5 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (C) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg 08.042’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.313’N / 114 deg. 08.033’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.322’N / 114 deg. 08.069’EThe works will be carried out by a derrick lighter. A tugboat, a work boat and a split-hopper barge 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 15 metres around the derrick 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 derrick lighter.The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours daily.

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.31 of 2017

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