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Hong Kong
Maribyrnong River, Melbourne, Australia
Dredging at north-western Corner of Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Monday, September 11, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 3 months, dredging works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 20.809’N / 114 deg. 06.889’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.700’N / 114 deg. 06.926’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.666’N / 114 deg. 06.810’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.776’N / 114 deg. 06.773’EThe works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Three tugboats and two split-hopper barges 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 100 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. The vessels employed in the works will not 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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.127 of 2017

Bathymetric survey
Monday, September 11, 2017, Maribyrnong River, Melbourne, Australia

A bathymetric survey will be carried out during daylight hours in the Maribyrnong River to the south of Shepherd Bridge in the immediate vicinity of Footscray Wharf from 12 September 2017 for approximately 2 days.

The Survey will be conducted from the work boat Total 1 by Total Hydrographic.

(For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Victorian Notice to Mariners, Port of Melbourne, No.233(T)-2017 dated 11 September 2017

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