The Hong Kong Observatory has been issuing Typhoon warning alerts since 1884. Each year, in March, they set a typhoon season prediction point from anywhere between four to seven tropical cyclones passing within 500 km (310 miles) of the territory.
We all remember Vicente that made land fall in July of 2012 packing winds of up to 215 km/h (130 mph) with a number of boat casualties in the Sai Kung basin and other mooring areas in Hong Kong. With every summer season, it is sensible to take precautionary measures to ensure your boat is safe and secure, causing minimal hazards to your fellow berth holders.
Check mooring lines and use “double up” mooring ropes during typhoons. Make sure that all loose items on your boat are stowed and secured. Items such as awnings and cockpit covers should be removed well before the typhoon arrives.
Members are responsible for their boats and your crew should understand their duties during a typhoon. Check onboard safety equipment and ensure that your vessel insurance documents are all up-to-date.
The Marina staff wish everyone a pleasant and safe summer and should Members have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Marina Office on 2335 3800.