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Marine works off Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Friday, July 19, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, marine works involving reinstatement of breakwater and backfilling operations [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent breakwater:
(A) 22 deg. 17.157’N / 114 deg. 11.008’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.292’N / 114 deg. 10.982’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.314’N / 114 deg. 11.093’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.187’N / 114 deg. 11.121’E

The works [is being] carried out by four dumb lighters. Two tugboats and one guard boat 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 15 metres around each dumb lighter [is] established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dumb lighters.

The hours of work [are] from 0700 to 2300 hours daily including Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.118 of 2019

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