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05-May-2016

MAINTENANCE DREDGING AT PUN SHAN SHEK ANCHORAGE
Hong Kong
MAINTENANCE DREDGING AT CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION JETTY, TAP SHEK KOK
Hong Kong
POSTPONEMENT OF THIRD DRAFT RESTRICTION
Panama Canal, Panama
Maintenance Dredging at Pun Shan Shek Anchorage
Thursday, May 5, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 7 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (H):
(A) 22 deg. 19.310’N / 114 deg. 04.503’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.990’N / 114 deg. 04.635’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.927’N / 114 deg. 04.224’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.022’N / 114 deg. 04.185’E
(E) 22 deg. 19.041’N / 114 deg. 04.240’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.143’N / 114 deg. 04.198’E
(G) 22 deg. 19.201’N / 114 deg. 04.361’E
(H) 22 deg. 19.251’N / 114 deg. 04.340’EThe works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Three split hopper barges, three tugs and two guard boats 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 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 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.53 of 2016 dated 4 May 2016

Maintenance Dredging at Castle Peak Power Station Jetty, Tap Shek Kok
Thursday, May 5, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 10 months, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent jetty:
(A) 22 deg. 22.180’N / 113 deg. 55.106’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.136’N / 113 deg. 55.060’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.356’N / 113 deg. 54.814’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.410’N / 113 deg. 54.870’E
(E) 22 deg. 22.372’N / 113 deg. 54.911’EThe works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Two split hopper barges and two tugs will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

When the works area is not available for dredging operations, the working vessels will be shifted to the standby area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (F) to (I):
(F) 22 deg. 22.280’N / 113 deg. 55.128’E
(G) 22 deg. 22.242’N / 113 deg. 55.170’E
(H) 22 deg. 22.203’N / 113 deg. 54.130’E
(I) 22 deg. 22.241’N / 113 deg. 55.088’E

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 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 Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.54 of 2016 dated 4 May 2016

Postponement of Third Draft Restriction
Thursday, May 5, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
Due to recent rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has adjusted the Gatun Lake level projections for the following weeks. Based on these new estimates, the third draft restriction announced in Advisory to Shipping A-18-2016, to become effective May 9 2016, will be postponed until May 25, 2016. Therefore, the maximum authorized transit draft will remain at 11.74 metres (38.5 feet) TFW until May 24, 2016.Effective May 25, 2016, the maximum authorized transit draft will be 11.59 metres (38.0 feet) TFW.

The ACP will continue to monitor the Gatun Lake level in order to adjust draft restrictions and changes will be announced in a timely manner.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-23-2016 dated 4 May 2016

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