Hong Kong 2006
Chapter 13:
Administrative Framework
Transport Strategy and Policy Objectives
Railway Development and Railway Development Strategy 2000
Transport Infrastructure
Public Transport
Transport and Environment
Cross-boundary Traffic
The Port
Port Development
Hong Kong Port Development Council
Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council
Maritime Industry
Port Administration
Port Services and Facilities
Participation in International Shipping Activities
Government Fleet
and Dockyard
Marine Facilities
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Government Fleet
and Dockyard

Government Fleet

The government fleet consists of 727 vessels of different types and sizes with special vessels serving 14 government departments including the Hong Kong Police Force, Customs and Excise and Fire Services. These vessels are mostly purpose-built and manned by the user departments or by the Marine Department. The department itself controls 23 pontoons and 60 vessels, comprising mainly patrol launches, conveyance launches and some specialised vessels such as hydrographic survey launches and explosives carriers. They are used in port operations and by government departments that do not have their own boats.

Since 1999, the department has been awarding contracts to private operators to provide conveyance launches, tugboats and other marine transport services for the department. At present, it has contracts with Hong Kong companies to provide it with 23 vessels and other sea transport services.

Government Dockyard

The Government Dockyard is located on Stonecutters Island, occupying 9.8 hectares of land and a sheltered water basin measuring 8.3 hectares. It serves as one of the operational bases for the Marine Department, the Hong Kong Police Force, and the Customs and Excise Department.

The dockyard is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all vessels for the Government. Nine new small craft, costing $1.8 million, were built for the Government during the year. Ten contracts for new boats, worth $276 million, were awarded to shipbuilders in Hong Kong and overseas.

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