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26-Jan-2018

CAPPING OF MUD PITS NORTH OF AIRPORT
Hong Kong
Capping of mud pits north of airport
Friday, January 26, 2018, Hong Kong
For approximately 39 months, marine works involving capping of mud pits and trimming works will be carried out [north of the Hong Kong International Airport] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G):
(A) 22 deg. 20.710’N / 113 deg. 55.840’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.480’N / 113 deg. 56.840’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.030’N / 113 deg. 56.740’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.030’N / 113 deg. 55.730’E
(E) 22 deg. 20.340’N / 113 deg. 55.260’E
(F) 22 deg. 20.300’N / 113 deg. 55.120’E
(G) 22 deg. 20.460’N / 113 deg. 55.080’EThe works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tugboat and one guard boat 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 the barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

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.9 of 2018 dated 25 January 2018

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