With immediate effect and for a period of approximately three months, dredging operations will be carried out at Urmston Road, a broad body of water between Lantau Island and Tuen Mun in Hong Kong.
According to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) – Marine Department, the works will be carried out by one grab dredger.
Three split hopper barges and four tugboats will provide assistance.
The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements, said HKSAR.
A working area of approximately 150 meters around the dredger will be established.
Also, a silt curtain – extending from the sea surface to the seabed – will be established beside the grab dredger. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.
Finally, vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations, said HKSAR.