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* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Drainage outfall reconstruction works at Tseung Kwan O

DATE: July 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Drainage outfall reconstruction works at Tseung Kwan O

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving seawall reinstatement,
landing steps construction and drainage outfall reconstruction will be
carried out [at Tseung Kwan O] within the area bounded by straight lines
joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J) and the
adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22º 18.267’N / 114º 15.900’E
(B) 22º 18.260’N / 114º 15.915’E
(C) 22º 18.109’N / 114º 15.831’E
(D) 22º 18.067’N / 114º 15.796’E
(E) 22º 18.058’N / 114º 15.751’E
(F) 22º 18.058’N / 114º 15.432’E
(G) 22º 17.994’N / 114º 15.434’E
(H) 22º 17.994’N / 114º 15.364’E
(J) 22º 18.093’N / 114º 15.364’E

The works will be conducted by one split hopper barge and two derrick
barges. One tug will 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 50 metresaround each derrick 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 barges.

A silt curtain, 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 markers fitted with
yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of
work.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried
out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels engaged in the works will stay
in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in
international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep
clear 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.87 of 2013

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