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MD announcement

Attention duty announcers, Radio and TV Station:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     Marine Department today (January 31) reminded masters, coxswains and person-in-charge of vessels navigating in Hong Kong waters to proceed at a safe speed and exercise extreme caution because restricted visibility of lower than two nautical miles has been reported.

     Appropriate sound signals shall be made when underway or at anchor. All vessels must comply with the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea.

     Also, when radar is used without the benefit of adequate plotting facilities, the information obtained from the equipment is rather scanty and should be construed accordingly.

     Visibility reports are broadcast by the Vessel Traffic Centre (VTC) on VHF channels 12, 14 and 67.

     In the event of an accident, report shall be made immediately to VTC at telephone 2233 7801.

Ends/Friday, January 31, 2014
Issued at HKT 13:58


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