Establishment of restricted area & closure of landing steps

28 Jun 2021 / Hong Kong

From 1500 hours on 30 June 2021 to 1000 hours on 1 July 2021, a Restricted Area will be established in Victoria Harbour off the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) as part of the security and public safety arrangements in connection with the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Restricted Area is formed by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 16.978’N / 114 deg. 10.172’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.200’N / 114 deg. 10.245’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.198’N / 114 deg. 10.584’E
(D) 22 deg. 16.991’N / 114 deg. 10.585’E

Two yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid at co-ordinates (B) and (C) to indicate the northern boundary of the Restricted Area. Launches of the Marine Police will be stationed or will patrol in the vicinity of the Restricted Area.

During the aforementioned period, no vessel, other than Government launches or franchised ferries, will be allowed to enter or remain within the Restricted Area. The public landing steps near Bauhinia Square will be closed to all vessels, except Government launches engaged in official duties.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the vicinity should keep away from the Restricted Area. Coxswains of small vessels are advised to make use of other public landing steps during the closure period.

(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.109/2021

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