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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Maintenance dredging
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Shek Kwu Chau

DATE: July 12, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Hong Kong  – PORT: Hong Kong Maintenance dredging 

For approximately 10 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at the Castle Peak Power Station Jetty, Tap Shek Kok] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (D): (A) 22 deg. 22.190’N / 113 deg. 55.157’E (B) 22 deg. 22.141’N / 113 deg. 55.107’E (C) 22 deg. 22.371’N / 113 deg. 54.735’E (D) 22 deg. 22.402’N / 113 deg. 54.920’E

The works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Three split hopper barges, one backhoe pontoon, one bucket pontoon and three tug boats 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 50 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger. The hours of works 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.103 of 2012 dated 11 July 2012

DATE: July 12, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Shek Kwu Chau

For approximately 10 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [off Shek Kwu Chau] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:

  • (A) 22 deg. 11.310’N / 113 deg. 59.419’E
  • (B) 22 deg. 11.209’N / 113 deg. 59.343’E
  • (C) 22 deg. 11.209’N / 113 deg. 58.958’E
  • (D) 22 deg. 11.352’N / 113 deg. 58.811’E
  • (E) 22 deg. 11.456’N / 113 deg. 58.811’E
  • (F) 22 deg. 11.553’N / 113 deg. 59.302’E

Four flat top barges will carry out the works. One tug and one motor boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 80 metres will be established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from each 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.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.104 of 2012 dated 11 July 2012

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