Chai Wan Dredging Begins

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 4 months, dredging operations will be carried out in the Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin Area, the Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) reports.

The works will be carried out by a derrick lighter, hopper barge and one tug boat.

The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 meters around the lighter will be established.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will also be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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