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Hong Kong

Cochin, India

Marine site investigation southeast of Soko Islands
Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes [is being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E
(B) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(C) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(D) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E

The works [are being] carried out by one flat top barge and one jack-up barge. One tugboat and one guard boat provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 200 metres around the flat top barge is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the flat top barge.

Yellow flashing lights are installed at the four corners of the jack-up barge to indicate its position.

The hours of work are 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 195 of 2018

Notice of strike
Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Cochin, India

The Cochin Port Labour Union has advised that it has called its members to join a 48-hour long general strike on 8 and 9 January 2019.

This is in response to the call by Central trade unions organisations, including CITU, to which the Cochin Port Labour Union is affiliated.

For information about operations at Indian ports contact GAC India at india@gac.com

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