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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | 20:00

Dredging in Marina Cove Basin and its entrance Hebe Haven, Sai Kung
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 9 months, dredging operations will be carried out in 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. 21.471’N / 114 deg. 15.524’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.439’N / 114 deg. 15.538’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.421’N / 114 deg. 15.498’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.422’N / 114 deg. 15.438’E
(E) 22 deg. 21.434’N / 114 deg. 15.439’E

The works will be carried out by one dumb lighter and one hopper barge. One tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 40 metres around the lighter and the 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 lighter and the barge.

A silt curtain 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 curtain.

The hours of the works will be from 0900 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.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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 [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.90 of 2018

Source: GAC

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