Construction of subsea pipeline from east of Tau Lo Chau to west of Tai A Chau

08 Jul 2022 / Hong Kong

For approximately four months, construction of subsea pipeline will be carried out along the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (L):
(A) 22° 09.414’N 113° 57.749’E
(B) 22° 09.356’N 113° 57.665’E
(C) 22° 09.242’N 113° 57.448’E
(D) 22° 09.179’N 113° 57.209’E
(E) 22° 09.086’N 113° 56.603’E
(F) 22° 08.982’N 113° 56.152’E
(G) 22° 08.801’N 113° 55.569’E
(H) 22° 08.616’N 113° 54.780’E
(I) 22° 08.589’N 113° 54.467’E
J) 22° 08.650’N 113° 54.160’E
(K) 22° 08.793’N 113° 53.885’E
(L) 22° 09.468’N 113° 52.956’E

The works will be carried out by two special purpose vessels and two dumb lighters. One tugboat and two guard boats will provide assistance. 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 working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

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

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 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. 149/2022

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