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04-Apr-2019

STATUS REPORT UPDATE AFTER ITC DEER PARK CHEMICAL FIRE
Houston, United States

CORAL SURVEY AT YAM TSAI WAN, NORTH OF LANTAU ISLAND
Hong Kong

TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

Status report update after ITC Deer Park chemical fire
Thursday, April 4, 2019, Houston, United States

Upper Houston Ship Channel remains open for “daylight vessel traffic traffic only” with ship traffic moves into the contaminated zone between 1800-0800 managed by VTS Houston/Galveston.

San Jacinto River is open to vessel traffic as managed by VTS Houston/Galveston.

Old River remains closed until further notice… …Decontamination sites are being established at the mouth of Old River with anticipation of taking on vessels as soon as possible. Recovery operations continue within this area.

Carpenter’s Bayou has an established decontamination site and is currently open to outbound traffic only once they have undergone decontamination…

…Visual assessments were completed of Jacintoport, Houston Fuel Oil docks and Vopak Deerpark to determine the impacts and future availability for vessels…

…The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, and the contracted toxicology companies to evaluate any resulting impacts to the Houston Ship Channel.

If at any time a safety risk to operations on the Houston Ship Channel becomes evident, the Captain of the Port will take action to ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials.

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-19 Daily Industry Situation Report issued 2 April 2019

Coral survey at Yam Tsai Wan, North of Lantau Island
Thursday, April 4, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 10 months, coral survey involving diving operation will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 19.577’N / 114 deg. 00.685’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.585’N / 114 deg. 00.584’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.742’N / 114 deg. 00.639’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.803’N / 114 deg. 01.004’E
(E) 22 deg. 20.046’N / 114 deg. 01.135’E
(F) 22 deg. 20.024’N / 114 deg. 01.191’E

The works will be carried out by a work boat within the works area. One guard boat will provide assistance.

The hours of work will be from 0900 to 1800 hours. Vessels employed for 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, bearing in mind there are divers working in the works 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.58 of 2019

Temporary loading facility in Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter
Thursday, April 4, 2019, Hong Kong

A temporary loading facility has been established at Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter. The facility has one discharging platform protruding about 7 metres seawards from the seawall. The temporary loading facility will operate for a period of approximately 6 months.

One tugboat and one dumb lighter will berth at the facility within the operation area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline for loading operation:
(A) 22 deg. 18.819’N / 114 deg. 12.690’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.812’N / 114 deg. 12.698’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.791’N / 114 deg. 12.677’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.798’N / 114 deg. 12.669’E

The hours of operation will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No operation will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays.

(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.59 of 2019

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