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Marine site investigation & piling works at Discovery Bay Marina Club
Monday, July 15, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine site investigation and piling works will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (Z):
(A) 22 deg. 17.495’N / 114 deg. 01.451’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.528’N / 114 deg. 01.479’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.557’N / 114 deg. 01.486’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.577’N / 114 deg. 01.479’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.595’N / 114 deg. 01.462’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.608’N / 114 deg. 01.444’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.615’N / 114 deg. 01.449’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.622’N / 114 deg. 01.449’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.626’N / 114 deg. 01.447’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.629’N / 114 deg. 01.443’E
(K) 22 deg. 17.631’N / 114 deg. 01.437’E
(L) 22 deg. 17.640’N / 114 deg. 01.427’E
(M) 22 deg. 17.666’N / 114 deg. 01.422’E
(N) 22 deg. 17.683’N / 114 deg. 01.433’E
(O) 22 deg. 17.690’N / 114 deg. 01.453’E
(P) 22 deg. 17.687’N / 114 deg. 01.469’E
(Q) 22 deg. 17.681’N / 114 deg. 01.482’E
(R) 22 deg. 17.672’N / 114 deg. 01.494’E
(S) 22 deg. 17.665’N / 114 deg. 01.500’E
(T) 22 deg. 17.639’N / 114 deg. 01.519’E
(U) 22 deg. 17.635’N / 114 deg. 01.525’E
(V) 22 deg. 17.633’N / 114 deg. 01.530’E
(W) 22 deg. 17.633’N / 114 deg. 01.534’E
(X) 22 deg. 17.632’N / 114 deg. 01.563’E
(Y) 22 deg. 17.505’N / 114 deg. 01.655’E
(Z) 22 deg. 17.467’N / 114 deg. 01.632’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow flashing lights will be fitted to the silt curtains to mark their extents.

The hours of work will be from 0800 hours to 1800 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.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.114 of 2019

40′ draft restriction pending surveys
Monday, July 15, 2019, New Orleans, United States

The BAR pilots have lowered the recommended transit draft at New Orleans to 40’ until updated surveys are received.

The situation will be re-evaluated after surveys have been posted and some ships transited to give pilots a better indication of channel conditions.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Post-Hurricane Barry update
Monday, July 15, 2019, Gulf ports, United States

Most ports have returned to normal following the passage of Hurricane Barry:

Sabine and Lake Charles are still dealing with very high seas and rough weather which has caused traffic closures.
New Orleans reopened with a draft restriction of 40’ until surveys can be made.
Beaumont / Port Arthur – Closed
Corpus Christi – Open
Freeport – Open
Houston – Open
Lake Charles – Closed
Mobile – Open
Pascagoula – Open
Tampa – Open
For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

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