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13-Mar-2019

ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESTRICTED AREA OFF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT PROMENADE
Hong Kong

MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED DRAFT FOR NEOPANAMAX LOCKS (4TH UPDATE)
Panama Canal, Panama

Establishment of a Restricted Area off Central and Western District Promenade
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Hong Kong

A restricted area will be established between 1830 hours on 22 March 2019 to midnight on 31 March 2019, in Victoria Harbour off Central and Western District Promenade to facilitate the functions in connection to the Hong Kong Arts Month Campaign 2019.

An inflatable doll shape artwork will be displayed onboard a floating structure inside the restricted area during the period mentioned above.

The restricted area is formed by four straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.004’N / 114 deg. 09.960’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.996’N / 114 deg. 10.011’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.028’N / 114 deg. 10.017’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.037’N / 114 deg. 09.966’E

During the aforementioned period, no vessel, other than Government launches, will be allowed to enter or remain within the restricted area. All vessels navigating in the vicinity should keep away from the restricted area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.41 of 2019 dated 8 March 2019

Maximum Authorized Draft for Neopanamax Locks (4th update)
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama

Based on the present and projected levels of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that, effective April 10, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.72 meters (45.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).

Vessels arriving after April 10, 2019, with drafts over 13.72 meters (45.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit.

Draft adjustments will be announced in 12-inch (30.5 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks advanced notice.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC Panama at alexei.oduber@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-08-2019 dated 12 March 2019

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