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Marine site investigation southeast of Soko Islands

  • calendar

    15 May 2019

  • location

    Hong Kong



For approximately 6 months, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes [is being] carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E
(B) 22 deg. 09.580’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(C) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E
(D) 22 deg. 08.938’N / 113 deg. 57.635’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge and one jack-up 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 200 metres around the flat top 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 round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

(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.79 of 2019