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23-Jan-2020

ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong

SUBMARINE OUTFALL MAINTENANCE WORKS OFF BLACK POINT POWER STATION
Hong Kong

Rock excavation and dredging in Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Thursday, January 23, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, rock excavation and dredging works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 20.893’N / 114 deg. 07.175’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.784’N / 114 deg. 07.212’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.733’N / 114 deg. 07.038’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.842’N / 114 deg. 07.001’E

The works will be carried out by one drilling barge. One grab dredger, one split hopper barge and two tugboats will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 150 metres around the drilling 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 drilling 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.18/2020

Submarine outfall maintenance works off Black Point Power Station
Thursday, January 23, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately one month, submarine outfall maintenance works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 24.684’N / 113 deg. 54.227’E
(B) 22 deg. 24.644’N / 113 deg. 54.249’E
(C) 22 deg. 24.622’N / 113 deg. 54.195’E
(D) 22 deg. 24.662’N / 113 deg. 54.172’E

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

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each 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 lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 2000 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.19/2020

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