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Hong Kong
Pier reconstruction works
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 16 months, reconstruction works for Sharp Island Pier will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 22.049’N / 114 deg. 17.238’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.042’N / 114 deg. 17.225’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.067’N / 114 deg. 17.189’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.100’N / 114 deg. 17.215’E
(E) 22 deg. 22.070’N / 114 deg. 17.256’E
(F) 22 deg. 22.054’N / 114 deg. 17.266’E

The works will be carried out by one dumb lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the 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 lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1900 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.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within 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.

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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.62 of 2017 dated 2 May 2017

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