Entering Hong Kong

Entering the port of Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Container Terminal (HIT) is one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, due to its strategic location in the South China Sea, connecting China with the rest of Asia and with the whole world.

Approaches to Hong Kong

From SE, Hong Kong may be approached through East Lamma Channel, which lies between Lamma Island and the SW side of Hong Kong Island.

After passing LCS2 Buoy on the port side, HK Pilots board abeam of Round Island (Nang Chao). With the pilot, the vessel enters inside the traffic separation scheme which is regulating the Inbound and Outbound vessels inside Hong Kong waters. After LCS3 Buoy, the vessel leaves this channel and enters the busy area in vicinity of Green Island where high-speed ferries are passing to and from Macau, tugs and barges are crossing the traffic lanes on both sides and small fishing boats are fishing inside the shipping lane.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

After carefully passing this traffic, the vessel engages on a right turn, passing under the Stonecutters’ Bridge and heading for the berth inside Hong Kong International Container Terminal (HIT).

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 

You can watch the video Entering the port of Hong Kong .

 

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