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Hot Port News from GAC

04-Nov-2019

EXPANDED PORT CAPACITY
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

Expanded port capacity
Monday, November 4, 2019, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Night navigation equipment has been installed at Trincomalee harbour, enabling it to handle deep drafts, double capacity and make the port operational around the clock. Night navigation will be allowed soon.

Two 500 KW generators have been installed at the jetty and the yard of the Trincomalee port to facilitate night navigation. Trincomalee port has also been provided with a pilot boat to improve efficiency.

Planned corridor development and rail connections are forecast to see the port can emerge as important dry bulk and general cargo export hub.

For further details, updates and information about operations in Sri Lanka, contact GAC Sri Lanka at srilanka@gac.com

Marine Works at Junk Bay
Monday, November 4, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 26 months, marine works involving operations of a temporary loading facility and viaduct construction works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight line joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22 deg. 17.839’N / 114 deg. 15.218’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.818’N / 114 deg. 15.246’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.819’N / 114 deg. 15.262’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.793’N / 114 deg. 15.319’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.725’N / 114 deg. 15.260’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.752’N / 114 deg. 15.209’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.710’N / 114 deg. 15.177’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.738’N / 114 deg. 15.150’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.760’N / 114 deg. 15.152’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including three dumb lighters and one tugboat. The number 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 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 lighters.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

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

Vessels 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.167 of 2019

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