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06-Dec-2016

INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY COFFERDAM
Hong Kong
OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE
Hong Kong
BERTHING PERMISSIONS HALTED
Derince, Turkey
Installation of temporary cofferdam
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, installation of temporary steel cofferdam will be carried out [at Tseung Kwan O] within the area bounded by straight line joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22 deg. 18.078’N / 114 deg. 15.439’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.075’N / 114 deg. 15.439’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.062’N / 114 deg. 15.454’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.025’N / 114 deg. 15.416’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.808’N / 114 deg. 15.412’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.781’N / 114 deg. 15.383’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.773’N / 114 deg. 15.345’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.786’N / 114 deg. 15.287’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.813’N / 114 deg. 15.255’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.827’N / 114 deg. 15.255’EThe works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including four dumb lighters, one jack-up barge, one flat top barge, two tugboats and two work boats. 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 barges and 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 barges and lighters.

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 marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

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.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works 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.158 of 2016 dated 5 December 2016

Opening of Central Marine Office
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Hong Kong
The Central Marine Office on 3/F., Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong will be open from 0900 hours to 1100 hours on Sunday, 25 December 2016 for entry and outward clearance of all vessels.The enquiry telephone number of Central Marine Office is 2852 3082.(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.159 of 2016 dated 5 December 2016

Berthing permissions halted
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Derince, Turkey
The Izmit Harbour Master stopped berthing permissions (orders) for all vessels calling at Safi International Terminal starting from 12:00 hours local time today (6 December) until further notifice, due to a dispute between the terminal and Dekas/MedMarine (pilotage/towage services).For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com
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