Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Dredging Underway

The Marine Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has announced that marine works involving dredging operations, removal and laying of private moorings will be carried out in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

During the next three months, the works will be carried out by one grab dredger and one hopper barge with some tugs and guard boats providing assistance. 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 working vessel will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established around the dredger. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

Press Release, June 25, 2014

 

 

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