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15-May-2019

MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION SOUTHEAST OF SOKO ISLANDS
Hong Kong

UNDERWATER NOISE SURVEY SOUTHEAST OF SOKO ISLANDS
Hong Kong

Marine site investigation southeast of Soko Islands
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 6 months, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes [is being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E
(B) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(C) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(D) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge and one jack-up barge. One tugboat and one guard boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 200 metres around the flat top barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the flat top barge.

Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of the jack-up barge to indicate its position.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

(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.79 of 2019

Underwater noise survey southeast of Soko Islands
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately two months, an underwater noise survey [is being] carried out at the following position (WGS 84 Datum): 22 deg. 09.410’N / 113 deg. 57.879’E

The works will be carried out by one motor boat.

A working area of approximately 40 metres around the boat will be established. A yellow marker buoy will be laid to mark the position of the anchor extending from the boat.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessel engaged in the works 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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.78 of 2019

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