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13-Mar-2017

SUBMARINE CABLE REPAIR WORKS SOUTH OF SHA CHAU
Hong Kong
MARINE WORKS EAST OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Hong Kong
STRONG WINDS HALT PORT MOVEMENTS
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Submarine cable repair works south of Sha Chau
Monday, March 13, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, 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 (D):
(A) 22 deg. 20.302’N / 113 deg. 53.150’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.748’N / 113 deg. 53.267’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.657’N / 113 deg. 53.011’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.266’N / 113 deg. 52.885’E

The works will be carried out by one cable-laying barge. One flat top barge, one derrick barge, two guard boats and two tugboats 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 140 metres will be established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

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 that there are divers working in the 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.34 of 2017

Marine works east of Hong Kong International Airport
Monday, March 13, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 8 weeks, marine works involving drilling of boreholes and hydrographic survey will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.910’N / 113 deg. 56.831’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.967’N / 113 deg. 56.632’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.022’N / 113 deg. 56.643’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.982’N / 113 deg. 56.855’E

The works will be carried out by two jack-up barges. One tugboat and some work boats 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 20 meters around each jack-up barge will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of each barge to indicate the position of the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area 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.35 of 2017

Strong winds halt port movements
Monday, March 13, 2017, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dammam Port was closed from 10:30 hours today (13 March) due to strong winds of 30 knots. For safety reasons, the Port Authority / Marine Department halted movement of ships, docking /undocking during high wind speed.

Almost all the Central and Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia are experiencing strong, dusty winds from the beginning of this week. The strength of wind is reportedly calming down in the Central Province but gathering force and speed in the Eastern Province where Dammam Port is situated. The wind is forecast to continue until the weekend and, as a result, the vessel movements of at the port will suspended from time to time.

For information about operations in Dammam contact GAC Saudi Arabia at dammam@gac.com

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