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Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on August 1, 2016 at 6:55 PM


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Typhoon Nida
Monday, August 1, 2016, Hong Kong
Typhoon Nida is moving to Guangdong and is expected to be rather close to Hong Kong and the vicinity of The Pearl River Estuary tomorrow (2 August).At 0800 Hong Kong time today, the typhoon was about 530km east-southeast of Hong Kong at 20.2 deg. N, 188.8 deg. E, and was forecast to edge closer to the coast gradually and continue to intensify.For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at

Temporary Unloading Facility at Tuen Mun Area 38
Monday, August 1, 2016, Hong Kong
A temporary unloading facility has been established at Tuen Mun Area 38. The temporary unloading facility will operate for a period of approximately 30 months.One tugboat, one crane barge and one self-propelled delivery barge will work at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline for unloading operations:
(A) 22 deg. 21.713’N / 113 deg. 55.987’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.668’N / 113 deg. 55.954’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.696’N / 113 deg. 55.910’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.741’N / 113 deg. 55.943’EYellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors are laid to mark the boundary of the operation area at co-ordinates (B) and (C).

The hours of operation will be from 0800 hours to 1800 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels engaged in the operations will stay in the operation area outside the hours of operation.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.102 of 2016

Scheduled channel closure
Monday, August 1, 2016, Galveston TX, USA
The Captain of the Port (COTP) Houston/Galveston has established a Safety Zone extending 500 feet on either side of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge at MM 357.2 from 0700 to 1900 today (Monday 1 August), due to debris removal operations.No vessels are permitted to transit the Safety Zone.Further, the Pelican Cut Government Moorings will be reserved for vessels proceeding westbound.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

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