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Public reminded to pay attention to marine safety when participating in major events at sea
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Please broadcast the following at suitable intervals:
     In regard to the 2019 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display to be held tonight (February 6), 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 accompanied 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. 18 of 2019 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 for more details (www.mardep.gov.hk).
Ends/Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Issued at HKT 13:00
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