Coral Survey along east coast of Lantau Island

14 Jan 2022 / Hong Kong

For approximately six months, a coral survey [is being] carried out in the following locations (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22° 19.543’N 114° 03.409’E
(B) 22° 19.343’N 114° 03.376’E
(C) 22° 19.186’N 114° 03.349’E
(D) 22° 18.335’N 114° 02.375’E
(E) 22° 18.676’N 114° 01.663’E
(F) 22° 16.684’N 114° 01.472’E
(G) 22° 15.886’N 114° 01.253’E
(H) 22° 15.176’N 114° 00.766’E
(I) 22° 13.855’N 114° 01.258’E

The works are being carried out by one work boat. One guard boat provides assistance. A working area of approximately 15 metres around the work boat and the guard boat is established.

The hours of work are from 0900 to 1800 hours. No works are carried out on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the operations do not stay in the works locations outside the hours of work.

Diving operations are being 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 locations at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the locations.

(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.7/2022

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