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28-Dec-2018

MARINE WORKS TO THE NORTH OF SHA CHAU
Hong Kong

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION NEAR WESTERN & SOUTHWESTERN PARTS OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION BOUNDARY
Hong Kong

PROHIBITED ANCHORING IN WESTERN SINGAPORE PORT LIMITS
Singapore

Marine works to the North of Sha Chau
Friday, December 28, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 14 weeks, marine works involving laying of armour rocks on the concrete surround of the aviation fuel pipeline [arebeing] carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 21.214’N / 113 deg. 53.249’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.294’N / 113 deg. 53.250’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.294’N / 113 deg. 53.349’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.248’N / 113 deg. 53.349’E
(E) 22 deg. 21.182’N / 113 deg. 53.357’E
(F) 22 deg. 21.176’N / 113 deg. 53.333’E
(G) 22 deg. 21.176’N / 113 deg. 53.312’E

The works [are being] carried out by two crane barges. One tugboat and two guard boats provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works changes from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres is established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of work are from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works is carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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. 201 of 2018

Marine site investigation near western & southwestern parts of Special Administrative Region boundary
Friday, December 28, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 5 months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes and cone penetration tests [are being] carried out at various locations within 50 metres along a route running through the following positions (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22 deg. 12.319’N / 114 deg. 05.890’E
(B) 22 deg. 10.674’N / 114 deg. 04.427’E
(C) 22 deg. 10.386’N / 114 deg. 03.331’E
(D) 22 deg. 10.402’N / 113 deg. 59.457’E
(E) 22 deg. 10.702’N / 113 deg. 58.470’E
(F) 22 deg. 10.491’N / 113 deg. 58.022’E
(G) 22 deg. 10.068’N / 113 deg. 57.780’E
(H) 22 deg. 09.403’N / 113 deg. 57.734’E
(I) 22 deg. 09.177’N / 113 deg. 57.197’E
(J) 22 deg. 08.655’N / 113 deg. 54.894’E
(K) 22 deg. 08.680’N / 113 deg. 54.326’E
(L) 22 deg. 08.912’N / 113 deg. 53.731’E
(M) 22 deg. 11.238’N / 113 deg. 50.515’E
(N) 22 deg. 11.825’N / 113 deg. 50.025’E
(O) 22 deg. 13.815’N / 113 deg. 49.558’E
(P) 22 deg. 15.111’N / 113 deg. 50.151’E
(Q) 22 deg. 16.450’N / 113 deg. 51.138’E
(R) 22 deg. 20.069’N / 113 deg. 52.221’E
(S) 22 deg. 24.455’N / 113 deg. 52.300’E
(T) 22 deg. 24.944’N / 113 deg. 52.654’E
(U) 22 deg. 25.350’N / 113 deg. 53.549’E
(V) 22 deg. 25.328’N / 113 deg. 53.963’E
(W) 22 deg. 25.041’N / 113 deg. 54.709’E

The works [are being] carried out by two flat top barges. One work boat, one guard boat and two tugboats provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works changes from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 100 metres around each flat top barge is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of work are from 0700 to 1900 hours from Monday to Saturday. Vessels employed for the works do not stay in the works locations 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. 200 of 2018

Prohibited anchoring in western Singapore port limits
Friday, December 28, 2018, Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) had earlier published Port Marine Circular (PMC) No. 9 of 2018 to inform ship masters and owners of the revisions to the port limits that entered into force on 6 December 2018, under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018.

MPA would like to remind ship masters, owners and agents of vessels operating in Singapore port waters that anchoring in all areas outside the designated anchorages is strictly prohibited. With effect from 26 Dec 2018, stiffer penalties will apply, pursuant to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, to offenders whose vessels are anchored outside the designated anchorages. Offenders may, upon conviction, be liable for fines of up to $20,000 and $2,000 for every day or part of a day that the offence continues after conviction.

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.11 of 2018 dated 27 December 2018

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