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30-Jun-2016

MARINE WORKS OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong
APPROVED WEIGHING EQUIPMENT FOR VERIFICATION OF GROSS MASS OF A PACKED CONTAINER
Hong Kong
Marine Works off Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Thursday, June 30, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 9 months, piling works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent breakwater:
(A) 22 deg. 17.157’N / 114 deg. 11.008’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.185’N / 114 deg. 11.003’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.208’N / 114 deg. 11.117’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.187’N / 114 deg. 11.121’EThe works will be carried out by one derrick barge and one tug boat.A working area of approximately 50 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.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.89 of 2016 dated 28 June 2016

Approved weighing equipment for Verification of Gross Mass of a packed container
Thursday, June 30, 2016, Hong Kong
The Merchant Shipping (Safety) (Carriage of Cargoes) Regulation, Cap. 369AV, (Revision 2016) (hereunder called “the Regulation”) will be in force on 1 July 2016. Section 3A of the Regulation incorporated the requirement of Amendment to SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 2 requires shippers to verify the gross mass of packed containers and declare to carriers before loading them on vessel.One of the methods for verification of container gross mass is to weigh the packed container as a whole directly by using an approved weighing equipment. There will be only one record of gross mass obtained in this operation. Some approved equipment operators do not possess lifting mechanism in situ for lifting the packed container from the trailer for measuring the sole mass of the container. The shipper who engages with this kind of operator has therefore to weigh twice by firstly obtaining the combined mass of the trailer with the packed container and secondly, by removing the packed container from the trailer with the assistance from other facilities, the tare mass of the trailer which should then be subtracted to determine the verified gross mass of the packed container.The approval status may be revoked if the operator does not follow the above practice. Notations have been marked in the public accessible list of approved weighing equipment to differentiate those operators without lifting mechanism.(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.90 of 2016 dated 28 June 2016

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