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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on December 28, 2016 at 6:59 PM

28-Dec-2016

ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING WORKS
Hong Kong
MARINE WORKS EAST OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Hong Kong
DAMAGED OIL BERTH PIPELINE RECOMMISSIONED
Port Kembla, Australia
PORT OPERATIONS SUSPENDED
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
AL JUBAIL PORT OPERATIONS SUSPENDED DUE TO WEATHER
Al Jubail
Rock excavation and dredging works
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Hong Kong
For approximately 6 months, rock excavation and dredging works 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. 20.893’N / 114 deg. 07.175’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.784’N / 114 deg. 07.212’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.733’N / 114 deg. 07.038’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.842’N / 114 deg. 07.001’EThe works will be carried out by one drilling barge. One backhoe barge, one grab dredger, one split hopper barge and two tugboats will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.A working area of approximately 150 metres by 150 metres around the drilling 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 drilling barge.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. The vessels employed in the works will not 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.

6. 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.173 of 2016

Marine works east of the Hong Kong International Airport
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Hong Kong
From 1 January 2017 and for approximately 12 months, marine works involving seawall construction, diving operations, hydrographic survey, barging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (N) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.907’N / 113 deg. 56.582’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.936’N / 113 deg. 56.734’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.163’N / 113 deg. 56.839’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.344’N / 113 deg. 56.862’E
(E) 22 deg. 19.435’N / 113 deg. 56.951’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.612’N / 113 deg. 57.123’E
(G) 22 deg. 19.579’N / 113 deg. 57.538’E
(H) 22 deg. 19.547’N / 113 deg. 57.953’E
(I) 22 deg. 18.758’N / 113 deg. 57.768’E
(J) 22 deg. 18.498’N / 113 deg. 57.489’E
(K) 22 deg. 18.549’N / 113 deg. 57.239’E
(L) 22 deg. 18.708’N / 113 deg. 56.876’E
(M) 22 deg. 18.639’N / 113 deg. 56.663’E
(N) 22 deg. 18.668’N / 113 deg. 56.453’EYellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the boundary of the works area at co-ordinates from (B) to (M).Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established around the boundary of 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 curtains.

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including barges, derrick lighters, work boats, tugboats, transportation boats and construction vessels at various stages. 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 will be established around each working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

A specified channel with a width of about 120 metres will be maintained between the Hong Kong International Airport and the works area. Vessels with valid permits may use this channel to pass through the southeast corner of the Airport Approach Area No. 3. This channel will be temporarily marked by lateral light buoys and their particulars are as follows:

Name: BCF 1
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.819’N / 113 deg. 56.855’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Fl. G. 6s
Top Mark: Single Green Cone
Radar Reflector : Fitted

Name: BCF 3
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.340’N / 113 deg. 56.785’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Fl (2) G. 10s
Top Mark: Single Green Cone
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: BCF 5
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.187’N / 113 deg. 56.773’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Fl. G. 2s
Top Mark: Single Green Cone
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Name: BCF 2
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.482’N / 113 deg. 56.977’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Red
Light Characteristics: Fl. R. 6s
Top Mark: Single Red Can
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Two yellow marker buoys will be temporarily established near the “Weather 4” buoy to mark the eastern edge of the Airport Approach Area No.3 and their particulars are as follows:

Name: RW15

Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.636’N / 113 deg. 56.921’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Yellow
Light Characteristics: Fl. Y
Top Mark: Single Yellow Cross

Name: RW16
Position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 19.614’N / 113 deg. 56.929’E
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Yellow

Light Characteristics: Fl. Y
Top Mark: Single Yellow Cross

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 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.171 of 2016

Damaged oil berth pipeline recommissioned
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Port Kembla, Australia
Oil Berth 201 pipeline which was damaged by a severe storm in early June has been repaired and recommissioned to conduct cargo operations.The first tanker is due at the berth on 1 January 2017.For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Port operations suspended
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Berthing and un-berthing operations at Al Jubail port were suspended from 1330 hours local time today (28 December) due to strong winds and bad weather.Adverse conditions continue at the port with the prevailing wind speeds of about 30knots.For information about operations in Al Jubail contact GAC Saudi Arabia at jubail@gac.com

Al Jubail port operations suspended due to weather
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Al Jubail
Winds of approximately 30 knots have led to the suspension of berthing and unberthing operations at the Port of Al Jubail since 13:30 hours local time today (Wednesday) until further notice.For information about operations at Jubail, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at jubail@gac.com
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