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Hay Point, Australia
Bundaberg, Australia
Hong Kong
Amended depths in departure channel & berths
Friday, January 19, 2018, Hay Point, Australia

Mariners are advised that the design and actual navigation depths below port datum, Lowest Astronomical Tide, as of Wednesday, 17 January 2018, are as follows:

HPS Berth 1
Design Depth (metres): 16.6
Actual Depth (metres): 16.1

HPS Berth 2
Design Depth (metres): 16.7
Actual Depth (metres): 16.7

HPS Berth 3
Design Depth (metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (metres): 18.4

DBCT Berth 1
Design Depth (metres): 19.6
Actual Depth (metres): 17.5

DBCT Berth 2
Design Depth (metres): 19.6
Actual Depth (metres): 17.5*

DBCT Berth 3
Design Depth (metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (metres): 17.4*

DBCT Berth 4
Design Depth (metres): 19.0
Actual Depth (metres): 17.2*

(*new or revised entry)

AUS charts affected: 249 & 250.

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

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland, Hay Port Maritime Region, Notice To Mariners 019(T) of 2018 issued 17 January 2018

Port dredging underway
Friday, January 19, 2018, Bundaberg, Australia
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is undertaking shipping channel restoration works at the Port of Bundaberg, following significant rainfall in the area in October/ November last year.

The build-up of sediment in the port’s main shipping berth and the inner reach of the shipping channel has severely hindered the berthing and movement of commercial ships in and out of the port.

Emergency maintenance dredging is being carried out to restore the depths of the berth pockets and inner reach of the channel.  The extent of the work is limited to the area posing ship navigational risks.

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

Relocation & removal of Government Mooring Buoys
Friday, January 19, 2018, Hong Kong
Government Mooring Buoys (GMBs) “A71” and “A72” at positions (A) and (B) respectively will be removed on 17 and 18 January 2018. The GMB “B30” will be relocated from position (C) to (D) on 19 January 2018.

The positions of the GMBs are as follows:
(A) 22 deg. 17.778’N / 114 deg. 07.187’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.988’N / 114 deg. 07.027’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.778’N / 114 deg. 06.957’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.950’N / 114 deg. 06.930’E

After the relocation, the berthing draft of vessel at GMB “B30” will be 9.3 meters. This mooring will not be available for use during typhoons.

(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.5 of 2018 dated 18 January 2018

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