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Marine Site Investigation at Ap Lei Chau
Thursday, January 10, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 1 month, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 14.360’N / 114 deg. 08.953’E
(B) 22 deg. 14.325’N / 114 deg. 08.917’E
(C) 22 deg. 14.376’N / 114 deg. 08.861’E
(D) 22 deg. 14.404’N / 114 deg. 08.891’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around the flat top barge will be established. 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 from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will 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.honghong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.4 of 2019 dated 7 January 2019

Installation of floating sea barrier off Tanjong Punggol & Coney Island
Thursday, January 10, 2019, Singapore

From 10 January to 30 April, work will be carried out to install a floating sea barrier off Tanjong Punggol and Coney Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.02 of 2019, the work will be carried out from 0800 to 1900 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 25.098’N / 103 deg. 54.017’E
2) 01 deg. 25.140’N / 103 deg. 53.984’E
3) 01 deg. 25.292’N / 103 deg. 54.303’E
4) 01 deg. 25.249’N / 103 deg. 54.344’E
5) 01 deg. 25.357’N / 103 deg. 54.321’E
6) 01 deg. 25.312’N / 103 deg. 54.363’E
7) 01 deg. 25.368’N / 103 deg. 54.371’E
8) 01 deg. 25.314’N / 103 deg. 54.369’E
9) 01 deg. 25.337’N / 103 deg. 54.465’E
10) 01 deg. 25.285’N / 103 deg. 54.449’E
11) 01 deg. 25.339’N / 103 deg. 54.784’E
12) 01 deg. 25.289’N / 103 deg. 54.761’E
13) 01 deg. 25.303’N / 103 deg. 54.880’E
14) 01 deg. 25.253’N / 103 deg. 54.855’E
15) 01 deg. 24.944’N / 103 deg. 55.343’E
16) 01 deg. 24.901’N / 103 deg. 55.306’E
17) 01 deg. 24.607’N / 103 deg. 55.634’E
18) 01 deg. 24.565’N / 103 deg. 55.600’E
19) 01 deg. 24.502’N / 103 deg. 55.760’E
20) 01 deg. 24.460’N / 103 deg. 55.724’E

Installation of floating sea barrier will be carried out using crane and work barges. These barges will be assisted by tugs.

Safety boats will be deployed to warn other craft in the vicinity of the working area.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control);
e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on VHF Channel 21 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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