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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | 20:00

Lock repairs partly complete
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Kiel Canal, Germany

Kiel Canal authorities have announced that repairs to the big lock at Brunsbuettel have been partly completed. The Canal is back in service and all restrictions set to normal.

However, during the final stage of repairs to the big lock, temporary delays cannot be ruled out.

(For information about operations in Germany, contact GAC’s 24/7 Port on Demand Team at [email protected])

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Marine surveys at Castle Peak Power Station, Tuen Mun
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, marine surveys involving fender pile thickness measurement will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 22.235’N / 113 deg. 55.224’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.158’N / 113 deg. 55.131’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.363’N / 113 deg. 54.902’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.418’N / 113 deg. 55.008’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick barge. One work boat, one tugboat and four floating pontoons will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the derrick 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 derrick barge.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 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.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.150 of 2019

Breakwater reinstatement at Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, breakwater reinstatement works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.290’N / 114 deg. 14.702’E
(B) 22 deg. 16.423’N / 114 deg. 14.660’E
(C) 22 deg. 16.444’N / 114 deg. 14.739’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.316’N / 114 deg. 14.781’E
(E) 22 deg. 16.307’N / 114 deg. 14.749’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the 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 lighter.

Silt curtains fitted with yellow flashing lights will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.152 of 2019

Source: GAC

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