HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Marine works at Ma Tau Kok
Thursday, October 18, 2018, Hong Kong
For approximately 30 months, marine works involving construction of temporary reclamation, reinstatement and dredging of seabed, construction of tunnel and landing steps facilities will be carried out in the following works areas:
WORKS AREA 1
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 19.120’N / 114 deg. 11.902’E
(B) 22 deg. 19.060’N / 114 deg. 11.826’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.027’N / 114 deg. 11.733’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.221’N / 114 deg. 11.717’E
WORKS AREA 2
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H) and the adjacent shoreline:
(E) 22 deg. 19.034’N / 114 deg. 11.623’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.024’N / 114 deg. 11.645’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.966’N / 114 deg. 11.615’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.975’N / 114 deg. 11.594’E
The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including five dumb lighters, two hopper barges, one crane barge, two tugboats and one work boat. 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 each lighter and each 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 lighters and barges.
A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within each works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.
The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.
Vessels engaged in the works 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 the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.163 of 2018
Harbour dues at CNOOC Tianjin LNG terminal
Thursday, October 18, 2018, Tianjin, China
In the past, harbour dues of RMB 6.6/MT at CNOOC Tianjin LNG Terminal were paid by the receiver, CNOOC Tianjin.
However, from October 2018, CNOOC Tianjin is no longer willing to pay these fees and their intention is that responsibility for payment of cargo dues will be with the shipper.
For information about operations in China contact GAC China at [email protected]