Hong Kong reminds incoming ships of Y2K

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Yahoo! Hong Kong - News Technology Tuesday, February 29 1:28 AM SGT

Hong Kong reminds incoming ships of Y2K requirements HONG KONG--Any ships that have not tested and passed essential equipment for Y2K compliance may not be permitted into Hong Kong's harbors between February 29 and March 1. February 29, 2000, is a Y2K high-risk day - some computer and communication systems may not recognize that the year 2000 is a leap year.

Hong Kong has reminded vessel operators that special port operations procedures will come into effect from February 29 to March 1.

Ships which have not previously lodged completed Y2K questionnaires with the Marine Department will have to declare their Y2K readiness before they are allowed to enter, leave or move within Hong Kong during the 48-hour period.

The Vessel Traffic Centre may refuse permission to enter or move to any vessels which don't confirm normal operational status. Other restrictions on navigation and docking also come into force.

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