Hong Kong’s Marine Department has issued a navigational warning covering the New Year Countdown Pyrotechnics Show. MAC himself warns that New Year fireworks around Manila include firearms of various calibres – 50mm shells have been know to fall out of the sky – so be prepared.
Says Hong Kong’s MarDep Notice No. 177 Of 2009:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hong Kong’s New Year Countdown Celebration and pyrotechnic display will be held around midnight on the New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2009. The pyrotechnic will be discharged from the Two International Finance Centre and from 10 buildings on Hong Kong Island.