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Rock excavation & dredging in Kwai Tsing Container Basin

  • calendar

    8 February 2019

  • location

    Hong Kong



For approximately 12 months, rock excavation and dredging works [are 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. 20.893’N / 114 deg. 07.175’E 
(B) 22 deg. 20.784’N / 114 deg. 07.212’E 
(C) 22 deg. 20.733’N / 114 deg. 07.038’E 
(D) 22 deg. 20.842’N / 114 deg. 07.001’E 

The works [are being] carried out by one drilling barge.  One grab dredger, one split hopper barge and two tugboats [are assisting] in the works.  The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 150 metres around the drilling barge [is] established.  Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights [are] laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the drilling barge.

The hours of work [are] round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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.27 of 2019