Dredging operations off West Coast of Lamma Island continue

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately six months, dredging operations will be carried out off West Coast of Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong. 

According to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one dumb lighter, one flat-top work barge, three hopper barges and three tugboats.

BDDW Bangladesh Dredging Watchdog photo

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

“A working area of approximately 50 meters around the lighter and each barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighter and barges,” the statement reads.

Silt curtains – a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments – will be established within the works area.

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