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Port part of military operations area, closed to ships
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Hodeidah, Yemen

The port of Hodeidah has been officially announced as part of a military operations area and is closed to ships since 16.30 hours local time on Sunday 11 October 2015, until further notice.
The port authority has ordered all ships at berth to leave port and stay at anchorage until further notice.
For information about operations in Yemen, contact GAC Yemen at [email protected]

Dredging at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 5 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 7, 8 and 9 North] in the following areas:
Area 1: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (G) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 19.431’N / 114 deg. 07.354’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.456’N / 114 deg. 07.346’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.547’N / 114 deg. 07.656’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.677’N / 114 deg. 07.612’E
(E) 22 deg. 19.668’N / 114 deg. 07.584’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.694’N / 114 deg. 07.575’E
(G) 22 deg. 19.702’N / 114 deg. 07.603’E
Area 2: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (W) to (Z) and the adjacent shoreline:
(W) 22 deg. 20.687’N / 114 deg. 06.780’E
(X) 22 deg. 20.695’N / 114 deg. 06.808’E
(Y) 22 deg. 20.333’N / 114 deg. 06.930’E
(Z) 22 deg. 20.325’N / 114 deg. 06.903’E
The works will be carried out by a grab dredger. Two tug boats, four hopper barges and one motor survey boat will assist 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 50 metres around the grab dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.
The hours of works will be round-the-clock.
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 [email protected])
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.140 of 2015

Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Vietnam
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Hong Kong

A yacht race from Hong Kong to Vietnam will take place on 15 October 2015 (Thursday). About 14 yachts are expected to participate in the race.
The race will commence on 15 October 2015 at 1310 hours at a place off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter. It will follow an easterly route through the harbour, Tathong Channel and Waglan Island, thence to Vietnam.
Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race routes should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.142 of 2015

 

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