Marine site investigation off Green Island to New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter

18 Nov 2022 / Hong Kong

For approximately three months, marine site investigation works involving sampling of subsea soil, drilling of vibrocores 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 (K):
A 22° 18.336’N 114° 09.458’E
B 22° 18.274’N 114° 09.441’E
C 22° 18.291’N 114° 09.246’E
D 22° 17.494’N 114° 08.475’E
E 22° 17.409’N 114° 07.912’E
F 22° 16.843’N 114° 06.963’E
G 22° 16.587’N 114° 06.964’E
H 22° 16.568’N 114° 06.107’E
I 22° 17.314’N 114° 05.795’E
J 22° 17.535’N 114° 08.389’E
K 22° 18.335’N 114° 09.233’E

The works will be carried out by two flat top barges and one jack-up barge. Two tugboats and one work boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights and AIS will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the flat top barges.

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. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works 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.233/2022

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