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Hong Kong
Mississippi River, United States
Marine Works inside Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 5 months, marine works involving removal of temporary reclamation and construction of seawall will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.999’N / 114 deg. 11.092’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.008’N / 114 deg. 11.084’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.997’N / 114 deg. 11.059’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.014’N / 114 deg. 11.052’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.099’N / 114 deg. 11.201’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.083’N / 114 deg. 11.214’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.074’N / 114 deg. 11.203’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.064’N / 114 deg. 11.224’EThe works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including six dumb lighters, three tugboats and one work boat. 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 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.

A silt curtain, 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 curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works 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. 107 of 2017

Rock operations underway
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Mississippi River, United States
Rock operations are being conducted by M/V Pine Bluff at MM 105.4 AHP (Above head of passes) RDB (right descending bank) through to August 10, 2017.

Hours of operations will be from 0700 to 1700 seven days a week. Minimum wake and wide breadth is requested. All vessels should contact the tug Pine Bluff on Channel 67 or 08 before transiting the area.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

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