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Hong Kong
Prohibition of vessels
Thursday, April 20, 2017, Singapore
Vessels will be prohibited from transiting, anchoring or remaining in an area off Changi East from 0600 hours local time on 12 May to 1900 hours on 19 May.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.67 of 2016 dated 19 April 2017, the limits of the area will be marked by the following special mark buoys that will be laid on 09 May 2017 and will be removed by 18 May 2017, as follows:
IMR 1) 01 deg. 18.297’N / 103 deg. 58.978’E (Light characteristics: Fl.Y.1s)
IMR 2) 01 deg. 18.297’N / 104 deg. 00.162’E (Light characteristics: Fl.Y.3s)
IMR 3) 01 deg. 17.217’N / 104 deg. 01.944’E (Light characteristics: Fl.Y.2s)
IMR 4) 01 deg. 16.626’N / 103 deg. 58.978’E (Light characteristics: Fl.Y.2s)

Vessels currently anchored within the area will be required to relocate to an alternate anchorage as directed by the Port Master, by 12 May 2017, 0001hrs.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Marine works south-east of Hong Kong International Airport
Thursday, April 20, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 12 months, marine works involving seawall construction and removal of temporary toe loading platform will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.669’N / 113 deg. 56.467’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.639’N / 113 deg. 56.663’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.134’N / 113 deg. 56.599’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.777’N / 113 deg. 56.409’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.687’N / 113 deg. 56.303’EYellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the boundary of the works area at co-ordinates from (B) to (D).The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including derrick lighters, flat top barges, hopper barges and pelican barges. Some tugboats and 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 50 metres will be established around each of the derrick lighters and barges. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established around the boundary of the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock. 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.55 of 2017 dated 19 April 2017

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