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11 August 2017
Hong Kong

Marine works at Tai Kwai Wan, Cheung Chau & Ha So Pai, Lantau Island

For approximately 6 months, marine works involving removal of temporary jetty and hydrographic survey will be carried out in the following areas:

WORKS AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 12.877’N / 114 deg. 01.508’E
(B) 22 deg. 12.967’N / 114 deg. 01.427’E
(C) 22 deg. 13.049’N / 114 deg. 01.501’E
(D) 22 deg. 12.973’N / 114 deg. 01.569’E

WORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(E) 22 deg. 13.562’N / 114 deg. 01.052’E
(F) 22 deg. 13.537’N / 114 deg. 01.082’E
(G) 22 deg. 13.499’N / 114 deg. 01.037’E
(H) 22 deg. 13.532’N / 114 deg. 01.013’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One work boat and two tugboats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

Diving operation will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

A working area of approximately 25 metres will be established around the derrick lighter. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0700 hours to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works areas 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 and keep clear of the works areas at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the areas.

(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.115 of 2017

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