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Ports & Terminals — By on April 3, 2017 at 8:12 PM

03-Apr-2017

OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE
Hong Kong
AMENDED PORT NAVIGATION DEPTHS
Hay Point/Dalrymple Bay, Australia
DREDGING IN NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong
Opening of Central Marine Office
Monday, April 3, 2017, Hong Kong
The Central Marine Office on 3/F., Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong will be opened from 0900 hours to 1100 hours on Saturday, 15 April 2017 for entry and outward clearance of all vessels. In the event of a black rainstorm warning issued by the Hong Kong Observatory during the above period, the office will remain open as scheduled.

However, if the warning is issued less than 2 hours before 0900 hours, or a warning has been issued and remains in force after 0700 hours, the arrangements will be as follows:
(a) if the warning is cancelled before 1200 hours, the office will be opened from 1400 hours to 1600 hours on the same day; and
(b) if the warning is cancelled after 1200 hours, the office will be opened from 0900 hours to 1100 hours on Sunday, 16 April 2017.

The enquiry telephone number of the 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. 41 of 2017

Amended port navigation depths
Monday, April 3, 2017, Hay Point/Dalrymple Bay, Australia

Mariners are advised that the design and actual navigation depths [for Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminals] below port datum, Lowest Astronomical Tide, as of Monday, 3 April 2017, are as follows:

HPS Berth No.1
– Design Depth: 16.3m
– Actual Depth: 16.3m

HPS Berth No.2
– Design Depth: 16.8m
– Actual Depth: 16.7m*

HPS Berth No.3
– Design Depth: 18.8m
– Actual Depth: 18.4m*

DBCT Berth No.1
– Design Depth: 18.5m
– Actual Depth: 16.2m*

DBCT Berth No.2
– Design Depth: 18.1m
– Actual Depth: 16.2m*

DBCT Berth No.3
– Design Depth: 18.2m
– Actual Depth: 16.2m*

DBCT Berth No.4
– Design Depth: 17.6m
– Actual Depth: 16.1m*

*New or revised entry.

AUS charts affected: 249 & 250

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Maritime Safety Queensland Notice to Mariners 94(T) of 2017 dated 3 April 2017

Dredging in north-western corner of Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Monday, April 3, 2017, Hong Kong
For approximately 7 weeks, 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. 20.809’N / 114 deg. 06.889’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.700’N / 114 deg. 06.926’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.666’N / 114 deg. 06.810’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.776’N / 114 deg. 06.773’EThe works will be carried out by one grab dredger. Two tugboats and two split-hopper barges 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 100 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 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.

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. 50 of 2017 dated 3 April 2017

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