Marine site investigation at Nim Wan, Deep Bay

16 May 2024 / Hong Kong

For approximately three months, marine site investigation works involving sampling of subsea soil, drilling of vibrocores, boreholes and cone penetration tests will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22° 25.407’N 113° 55.608’E
(B) 22° 25.424’N 113° 55.608’E
(C) 22° 25.461’N 113° 55.781’E
(D) 22° 25.447’N 113° 55.781’E
(E) 22° 25.345’N 113° 55.733’E
(F) 22° 25.345’N 113° 55.682’E

The works will be carried out by one jack-up barge and one flat-top barge. One tugboat will provide assistance. Vessels engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

A working area of approximately 30 metres around each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the flat-top barge. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four corners of the jack-up barge to indicate its position.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours daily. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.83/2024

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