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16-Oct-2017

CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALLS AT FORMER KAI TAK RUNWAY
Hong Kong
CROSS HARBOUR SWIMMING RACES
Hong Kong
Construction of outfalls at former Kai Tak runway
Monday, October 16, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 14 months, marine works involving the construction of two outfalls will be carried out in the following areas at the former Kai Tak Runway.

WORKS AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.686’N / 114 deg. 12.392’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.646’N / 114 deg. 12.352’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.684’N / 114 deg. 12.310’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.724’N / 114 deg. 12.350’E

WORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(E) 22 deg. 18.691’N / 114 deg. 12.600’E
(F) 22 deg. 18.730’N / 114 deg. 12.640’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.693’N / 114 deg. 12.683’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.654’N / 114 deg. 12.642’E

The works will be carried out by one dumb lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 20 metres around the lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works areas 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.142 of 2017

Cross harbour swimming races
Monday, October 16, 2017, Hong Kong
Swimming races across the Central Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon to Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island will take place from 0830 hours to 1030 hours on Sunday 29 October 2017. About 3,200 swimmers, under the escort of guard boats, are expected to participate in the races.

Launches of the Marine Department and Marine Police will be stationed or patrolling in the Central Harbour before and during the event.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the swimmers, and follow the directions given by officers on Marine Department and Marine Police launches regulating marine traffic in the vicinity.

As the marine traffic in the Central Harbour will be affected by the races, vessels operators are advised to adjust their sailing schedules in order to avoid obstructing the races.

Landing steps No.2 and No.3 of Kowloon Public Pier will be temporarily closed from 0900 hours on 28 October 2017 to 1030 hours on 29 October 2017. Owners and coxswains of vessels are advised to use other landing facilities in the vicinity during the period of closure.

(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.141 of 2017

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