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Planned suspension of traffic
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Bosphorus, Turkey

Dardanelles traffic will be suspended both ways between 10.00 and 22.00 hours on 15 & 17 January, due to a towage operation for the Canakkale 1915 Bridge.

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

Marine works at Tseung Kwan O
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving dredging operation and seawall construction [are being] carried out within the area bounded by straight line joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J) and the adjacent shorelines:
(A) 22 deg. 18.078’N / 114 deg. 15.439’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.075’N / 114 deg. 15.439’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.062’N / 114 deg. 15.454’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.025’N / 114 deg. 15.416’E
(E) 22 deg. 17.808’N / 114 deg. 15.412’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.781’N / 114 deg. 15.383’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.773’N / 114 deg. 15.345’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.786’N / 114 deg. 15.287’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.813’N / 114 deg. 15.255’E
(J) 22 deg. 17.827’N / 114 deg. 15.255’E

The works [are being] carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dredger, two hopper barges, five dumb lighters, two tugboats and two work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the dredger, barges and lighters is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger, barges and lighters.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, is established within the 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 are laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work are from 0700 to 2200 hours including Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations [are being] carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are 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.204 of 2018

Dredging north of Urmston Road Fairway and Castle Peak Fairway
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 22 months, dredging operations [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 (G):
(A) 22 deg. 22.451’N / 113 deg. 54.843’E
(B) 22 deg. 22.384’N / 113 deg. 54.921’E
(C) 22 deg. 22.359’N / 113 deg. 54.896’E
(D) 22 deg. 22.342’N / 113 deg. 54.913’E
(E) 22 deg. 22.326’N / 113 deg. 54.850’E
(F) 22 deg. 22.328’N / 113 deg. 54.801’E
(G) 22 deg. 22.379’N / 113 deg. 54.712’E

WORKS AREA 2
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (H) to (N):
(H) 22 deg. 22.164’N / 113 deg. 55.172’E
(I) 22 deg. 22.079’N / 113 deg. 55.267’E
(J) 22 deg. 21.944’N / 113 deg. 55.359’E
(K) 22 deg. 21.890’N / 113 deg. 55.280’E
(L) 22 deg. 21.972’N / 113 deg. 55.196’E
(M) 22 deg. 22.070’N / 113 deg. 55.151’E
(N) 22 deg. 22.122’N / 113 deg. 55.117’E

WORKS AREA 3
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (O) to (U):
(O) 22 deg. 21.544’N / 113 deg. 55.848’E
(P) 22 deg. 21.322’N / 113 deg. 56.342’E
(Q) 22 deg. 21.303’N / 113 deg. 56.394’E
(R) 22 deg. 21.259’N / 113 deg. 56.513’E
(S) 22 deg. 21.127’N / 113 deg. 56.462’E
(T) 22 deg. 21.348’N / 113 deg. 55.981’E
(U) 22 deg. 21.461’N / 113 deg. 55.848’E

WORKS AREA 4
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (V) to (Z):
(V) 22 deg. 20.897’N / 113 deg. 58.607’E
(W) 22 deg. 20.919’N / 113 deg. 59.017’E
(X) 22 deg. 20.917’N / 113 deg. 59.309’E
(Y) 22 deg. 20.797’N / 113 deg. 59.078’E
(Z) 22 deg. 20.808’N / 113 deg. 58.689’E

WORKS AREA 5
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (AA) to (AD):
(AA) 22 deg. 20.915’N / 114 deg. 00.103’E
(AB) 22 deg. 20.914’N / 114 deg. 00.232’E
(AC) 22 deg. 20.740’N / 114 deg. 00.212’E
(AD) 22 deg. 20.781’N / 114 deg. 00.144’E

The works [are being] carried out by one grab dredger. Three split hopper barges, three tugboats and one guard boat [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 100 metres around the dredger is established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with radar reflectors and yellow flashing lights are laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, is established beside the dredger enclosing the grab.

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 [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.205 of 2018

 

Source: GAC

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