Coral survey south of Middle Island

31 Mar 2023 / Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, coral survey involving laying of reef tiles with height of about 0.2 metres on the seabed will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22° 14.007’N / 114° 11.172’E
(B) 22° 14.007’N / 114° 11.177’E
(C) 22° 14.002’N / 114° 11.177’E
(D) 22° 14.002’N / 114° 11.172’E

The works will be carried out by one work boat. A working area of approximately 20 metres around the work boat will be established. Vessel engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessel employed for the works will not 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 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.53/2023

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