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Latest arrangements for Marine Department services
     In light of the announcement of the Government yesterday (August 20) that government departments will gradually resume the provision of basic public services from August 24, a spokesman for the Marine Department (MD) announced today (August 21) that in addition to the Central Marine Office which has all along been providing services, the licensing and port formalities services at the Tuen Mun Marine Office, the Sai Kung Marine Office and the Aberdeen Marine Office will also resume starting from August 24. Licensing and port formalities services at the Yau Ma Tei Marine Office, the Tai Po Marine Office, the Cheung Chau Marine Office and the Shau Kei Wan Marine Office; seafarers' examination and certification services; mercantile marine services; and local vessel surveying and enquiry services will continue to be suspended until further notice. Those who have made an appointment for services or examinations will be separately informed of alternative arrangements.
     Other services provided by the MD will remain unaffected.
Ends/Friday, August 21, 2020
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