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Seawall reinstatement works at Tung Wan, Cheung Chau
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Hong Kong

For approximately 2 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 12.485’N / 114 deg. 02.018’E
(B) 22 deg. 12.491’N / 114 deg. 02.018’E
(C) 22 deg. 12.491’N / 114 deg. 02.032’E
(D) 22 deg. 12.466’N / 114 deg. 02.032’E
(E) 22 deg. 12.466’N / 114 deg. 02.014’E

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

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the 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.

A silt curtain fitted with yellow flashing lights will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.126/2020

Crew changes eased, with conditions
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Thailand

Arrangements for crew changes in Thailand have been eased, with conditions.

For on-signing crew, the first step should be to contact the Royal Thai Embassy where the joining crew members is resident to request a letter of approval to enter Thailand. It is understood that flight booking will be provided by the Embassy, according to flight permit announcement from Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

For off-signing crew, the process is similar. A letter must be obtained from the Royal Thai Embassy at the vessel’s port stay before arriving in Thailand.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Thailand, contact GAC Thailand at shipping.thailand@gac.com

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