3 October 2017
Hong Kong

Rock excavation & dredging

For approximately 11 weeks, rock excavation and dredging works will be carried out [in Kwai Tsing Container Basin] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 20.893’N / 114 deg. 07.175’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.784’N / 114 deg. 07.212’E
(C) 22 deg. 20.733’N / 114 deg. 07.038’E
(D) 22 deg. 20.842’N / 114 deg. 07.001’E

The works will be carried out by one drilling barge. One backhoe barge, one grab dredger, one split hopper barge and three tugboats will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 150 metres around the drilling 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 drilling barge.

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

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

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 135 of 2017

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