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2 January 2018
Hong Kong

Pipeline Installation Works at Sha Chau

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 3 months, marine works involving pipeline installation works will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22° 21.214’N / 113° 53.249’E
(B) 22° 21.373’N / 113° 53.250’E
(C)  22° 21.373’N / 113° 53.349’E
(D) 22° 21.248’N / 113° 53.349’E
(E) 22° 21.182’N / 113° 53.357’E
(F) 22° 21.176’N / 113° 53.333’E
(G) 22° 21.176’N / 113° 53.312’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick barge, one crane barge and one flat top barge. One tugboat and one guard boat will provide assistance. 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 will be established around each barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 188 of 2017 dated 29 December 2017 and supersedes Marine Department Notice No. 30 of 2017.

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