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Hydrographic Sounding Survey off Sheung Wan
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Hong Kong

From 1 August and for approximately 2 weeks, hydrographic sounding survey will be carried out in the following areas:

WORKS AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 17.584’N / 114 deg. 09.001’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.566’N / 114 deg. 09.023’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.447’N / 114 deg. 08.914’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.464’N / 114 deg. 08.892’E

WORKS AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (K) and the adjacent shorelines:
(E) 22 deg. 17.395’N / 114 deg. 08.877’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.449’N / 114 deg. 08.893’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.402’N / 114 deg. 09.081’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.388’N / 114 deg. 09.080’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.354’N / 114 deg. 09.070’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.338’N / 114 deg. 09.066’E
(K) 22 deg. 17.304’N / 114 deg. 09.056’E

The works will be carried out by one work boat.

The hours of work will be from 0001 to 0500 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. The work boat will not stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

Vessel engaged in the operation will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and at slow speed.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.123 of 2019

Tropical Cyclone Wipha
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Observatory has advised that Tropical Cyclone Wipha is forecast to edge closer to the coast of western Guangdong and will be closest to Hong Kong later today (31 July), skirting around 300km to the southwest. Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 is expected to remain in force for most of rest of today.

Rainbands associated with Wipha are bringing heavy showers and squalls to the territory. Seas are rough with swells.

Maximum sustained winds recorded at Tate’s Cairn, Waglan Island and Cheung Chau Beach were 69, 67 and 65 km per hour with maximum gusts 93, 94 and 69 km per hour respectively.

Gusts reaching 110 kilometres per hour or above may continue to affect Hong Kong. Local winds are expected to strengthen this afternoon.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected]

Southbound vessel traffic suspension for bridge works
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Dardanelles, Turkey

Vessel traffic in the Dardanelles will be suspended for southbound vessels from 07:00 to 14:00 hours local time tomorrow (1 August) due to construction of the Canakkale 1915 Bridge.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at [email protected]

 

Source: GAC

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