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20-Oct-2016

SEVERE TYPHOON HAIMA
Hong Kong/China
REPAIR WORKS FOR NORTH POINT VEHICULAR FERRY PIER
Hong Kong
Severe Typhoon Haima
Thursday, October 20, 2016, Hong Kong/China
Severe Typhoon Haima is forecast to cross the northern part of the South China Sea and move progressively towards the coast of Guangdong today (20 October).At 0800 Hong Kong time, the typhoon was centred at 18.2 N, 120.2 E, about 780 km south-east of Hong Kong, with sustained winds of 175 km/h near the centre.

Its forecast position and intensity for the coming days are as follows:

0500 Hong Kong time, 21 October 2016
Position: 20.6 N, 116.1 E
Classification: Typhoon
Maximum sustained wind near centre: 140 km/h

0500 Hong Kong time, 22 October 2016
Position: 24.9 N, 114.6 E
Classification: Severe Tropical Storm
Maximum sustained wind near centre: 90 km/h

0500 Hong Kong time, 23 October 2016
Position: 29.26 N, 119.9 E
Classification: Tropical Depression
Maximum sustained wind near centre: 45 km/h

0500 Hong Kong time, 24 October 2016
Position: 29.0 N, 128.2 E
Classification: Low Pressure Area
Maximum sustained wind near centre: 40 km/h

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com

Repair works for North Point Vehicular Ferry Pier
Thursday, October 20, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 2 months, repair works for North Point Vehicular Ferry Pier will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.714’N / 114 deg. 12.208’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.672’N / 114 deg. 12.211’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.670’N / 114 deg. 12.182’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.713’N / 114 deg. 12.179’EThe works will be carried out by two dumb lighters. Two tugboats will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around the lighters will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. 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 No.139 of 2016 dated 19 October 2016

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