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Marine site investigation southwest of Shek Kwu Chau
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 11.334’N / 113 deg. 59.462’E
(B) 22 deg. 11.149’N / 113 deg. 59.466’E
(C) 22 deg. 11.144’N / 113 deg. 59.289’E
(D) 22 deg. 11.237’N / 113 deg. 58.828’E
(E) 22 deg. 11.373’N / 113 deg. 58.744’E
(F) 22 deg. 11.491’N / 113 deg. 58.709’E
(G) 22 deg. 11.596’N / 113 deg. 58.764’E
(H) 22 deg. 11.656’N / 113 deg. 58.821’E
(I) 22 deg. 11.656’N / 113 deg. 58.942’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid at co-ordinates from (B) to (H) to mark the boundary of the works area.

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge, one jack-up barge and four derrick lighters. Two tugboats and three guard boats will provide assistance. The number and type of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each barge and 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 barges and lighters.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours including Sundays and public holidays. 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

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.41 of 2018 dated 20 March 2018

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