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CS visits Marine Department (with photos)
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     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited the Marine Department (MD) today (June 12) to learn more about the work of the department and meet with its staff.

     Mr Cheung started his visit by meeting with the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng, and senior officers of the department at the MD headquarters at Harbour Building in Central. He was briefed on the work of various divisions and the challenges they were facing.

     Accompanied by Ms Cheng, Mr Cheung then toured the Central Marine Office to better understand its daily work, including processing licence applications and renewals for local vessels, and handling reports on departures and arrivals of local vessels and ocean-going vessels.

     Mr Cheung then went to the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (MFT) in Sheung Wan to learn about its operation and the cross-boundary ferry services to and from Macau and ports in the Mainland. Mr Cheung also visited the Vessel Traffic Centre located at the MFT. He received a briefing on the Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system. The VTS system caters for the practical situation of Hong Kong as a busy port. It distributes navigational information and advice to vessels through the very high frequency radio network to facilitate safe arrival and departure.

     During the visit, Mr Cheung chatted with staff of the department and commended them for their commitment in applying professional knowledge and technical expertise to ensure smooth port operation and safety in Hong Kong waters. He encouraged them to continue making joint efforts to provide safe and quality maritime services for the industry and the public.
    
 
Ends/Monday, June 12, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:45
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The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (June 12) met with the senior officers of the Marine Department at the MD headquarters at Harbour Building in Central. He was briefed on the work of various divisions and the challenges they were facing. Attending the meeting included Mr Cheung (fourth left); the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng (third left); the Deputy Director of Marine, Mr Wong Sai-fat (fourth right); the Deputy Director of Marine, Mr Freely Cheng (second left); the Assistant Director of Marine, Mr Cheng Yeung-ming (third right); the Assistant Director of Marine, Mr Lai Chi-tung (first left)´╝Ťand the Departmental Secretary of Marine Department, Ms Fausta Ng (second right).
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (second right), today (June 12) tours the Central Marine Office of the Marine Department and chats with the staff to better understand the daily work of the office, including processing licence applications and renewals for local vessels, and handling reports on departures and arrivals of local vessels and ocean-going vessels.
Accompanied by the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng (second right), the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (third right), today (June 12) visits the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan and is pictured with the frontline staff of the Marine Department.
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (first left), today (June 12) visits the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan to learn about its operation and the cross-boundary ferry services to and from Macau and ports in the Mainland.
Accompanied by the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng (third left); the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (second left), today (June 12) visits the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre of the Marine Department.
Accompanied by the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng (back row, first left), the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung (first right), today (June 12) visits the Vessel Traffic Centre located at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal and learned about the Vessel Traffic system.