Dredging at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 9 South

29 Jul 2021 / Hong Kong

For approximately four months, dredging operations are being carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22° 20.332’N 114° 06.901’E
(B) 22° 20.343’N 114° 06.936’E
(C) 22° 19.851’N 114° 07.103’E
(D) 22° 19.669’N 114° 06.937’E
(E) 22° 19.702’N 114° 06.895’E

The works are being carried out by one grab dredger. Three tugboats, two split hopper barges and one survey boat 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 50 metres around the grab dredger is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, is established beside the grab dredger. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

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 [email protected])

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.126/2021

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