Speed Restricted Zones For Vessels
Speed restricted zones for all vessels is set by the Marine Department to ensure safe navigation in the Hong Kong waters.
The speed limit in the following restricted zones is 5 knots between 8 am and midnight on any Saturday or public holiday, or on any day during the period from 1 July to 15 September in any year. Such a speed limit precludes the towing of water skiers within the zones.
PORT SHELTER AND ROCKY HARBOUR TOLO HARBOUR
K1 Tai She Wan T1 Plover Cove
K2 Tsam Chuk Wan T2 Sha Tin Hoi
K4 East Kiu Tsui Chau (boundary extended) T3 Ko Tong Hau (new)
K5 West Kau Sai Chau T4 Three Fathoms Cove (new)
K6 South Kau Sai Chau T5 Wu Kai Sa (new)
K7 Bluff Island T6 Sam Mun Tsai (new)
K8 Clear Water Bay
K9 Sor Sze Mun (new)
K10 Ma Tau Wan (new)
K11 High Island (new)
K12 Yeung Chau (new)
The speed limit of the following restricted zones is 5 knots between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight on any Saturday or public holiday; and any day from 1 April to 31 October (both days inclusive) -
HONG KONG ISLAND, SOUTH LAMMA ISLAND
A1 To Tei Wan A7 Luk Chau Wan
A2 Tai Tam Harbour A8 Sham Wan CHEUNG CHAU
A3 Stanley Bay A9 Tung Wan
A4 Chung Hom Wan
A5 South Bay
A6 Deep Water Bay LANTAU ISLAND
A10 Tai Tam Bay L1 Discovery Bay
A11 Repulse Bay
The speed limit of the following restricted zone is 5 knots between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight on all days in a year -
PORT SHELTER AND ROCKY HARBOUR
K3 Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan)
Before taking a trip, check that you have all the necessary equipment and that it is workable.
Do not carry more people on your boat than your licence allows.
Check the latest weather report. Fog, rain and wind coupled with rough seas are your enemies. If you are in any doubt - don't go.
Study the charts to learn the hazards: submerged rocks, strong tides, ocean traffic, fishing obstructions, etc.
Remember large vessels cannot take rapid action to avoid collision and fishing vessels may have gear out which could foul your propeller.
You should leave with these thoughts firmly fixed in your mind:
I will be alert.
I will be cautious.
I will be seamanlike.
I will be courteous and considerate to other boat users.
This "Guideline for Boaters" is courtesy of the Marine Department, The Government of the HKSAR