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Public reminded to pay attention to marine safety when participating in major events at sea
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     In regard to the New Year's Eve countdown celebrations to be held tonight (December 31), the Marine Department reminds members of the public to pay attention to marine safety when viewing the display at sea. Parents or adults should look after their children and ensure that the children wear a lifejacket at all times. Coxswains should keep a passenger and crew list in case it is needed. In addition, passengers should note the locations of emergency exits and lifejackets, and the instructions on how to wear a lifejacket, before the vessel departs. Coxswains should refrain from speeding or overloading their vessels.
     Marine Department Notice No. 196 of 2018 has been issued with regard to special marine traffic control and safety measures for tonight. Members of the public can visit the department's website (www.mardep.gov.hk) for more details.
Ends/Monday, December 31, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00
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