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Removal of wreck off Disneyland, Lantau Island
Monday, December 31, 2018, Hong Kong

From 2 January 2019 and for approximately 7 weeks, a wreck removal operation will be carried out within 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. 18.723’N / 114 deg. 03.380’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.723’N / 114 deg. 03.711’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.258’N / 114 deg. 03.711’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.258’N / 114 deg. 03.380’E

WORKS AREA 2
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H):
(E) 22 deg. 19.232’N / 114 deg. 03.661’E
(F) 22 deg. 19.232’N / 114 deg. 04.039’E
(G) 22 deg. 18.847’N / 114 deg. 04.039’E
(H) 22 deg. 18.847’N / 114 deg. 03.661’E

The works will be carried out from 0700 hours to 1900 hours daily by one heavy crane vessel with the assistance of some tugs and work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit the operational requirements.

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of anchors extending from the working vessels.

The wreck removal operation will be carried out in Works Area 1 for approximate 2 weeks. Then upon being lifted up from the seabed, the wreck will be shifted from Works Area 1 to Works Area 2 by the heavy crane vessel for the subsequent refloating and uprighting operations which will last for approximate 5 weeks.

Vessels engaged in the works will remain in the works area outside the hours of work and display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep well clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there may be divers working in the works area.

(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.203 of 2018

Construction of the Cross Bay Link Marine Works at Junk Bay
Monday, December 31, 2018, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving construction of temporary working platforms for site investigation and bore pile works [are being] carried out within 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):
(A) 22 deg. 17.732’N / 114 deg. 15.462’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.646’N / 114 deg. 15.655’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.578’N / 114 deg. 15.622’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.657’N / 114 deg. 15.425’E

WORKS AREA 2
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (J):
(E) 22 deg. 17.624’N / 114 deg. 15.708’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.571’N / 114 deg. 15.863’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.561’N / 114 deg. 15.988’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.488’N / 114 deg. 15.988’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.487’N / 114 deg. 15.847’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.556’N / 114 deg. 15.675’E

The works [are being] carried out by a flotilla of vessels including flat top barges, dumb lighters and hopper barges. Some tugboats and work boats provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works changes from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each barge and lighter is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges and lighters. Yellow flashing lights are installed at the four corners of each temporary working platform to indicate its position.

A channel with a width of about 100 meters is provided between the two works areas. The channel is marked by lateral light buoys. The particulars of the buoys are as follows:

I) Red lateral light buoys at co-ordinates (B) and (C):
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Red
Light Characteristics: Q. R
Radar Reflector: Fitted

II) Green lateral light buoys at co-ordinates (E) and (J):
Shape: Pillar
Colour: Green
Light Characteristics: Q. G
Radar Reflector: Fitted

Silt curtains extending from the sea surface to the seabed are established within the works areas. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work are from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works are carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

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 [email protected])

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 202 of 2018

Volcano erupts: alert level raised & Estimated Hazard Zone established
Monday, December 31, 2018, Bali, Indonesia

MT. Agung in Bali erupted for a little over 3 minutes at 04.09 hours local time yesterday morning (Sunday 30 December), according to information from Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Geological Agency, and Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG).

The alert level for the area has been raised to 3 and an Estimated Hazard Zone has been declared in a 4-km radius around MT. Agung. People, including climbers and tourists, are urged not to enter the Estimated Hazard Zone.

For the meantime, Benoa seaport and Denpasar airport operations are unaffected and are still operating as usual.

For the latest updates and information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC at [email protected]

 

Source: GAC

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