Gascoyne TNTM

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  Notice 2017-50: Carnarvon, Tegg's Channel, navigation aids maintenance works

Tegg's Channel, Carnarvon

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Tegg's channel navigational beacons have commenced and are expected to be completed within approximately six (6) weeks. During these works, the top marks and lights on each navigational beacon will be temporarily removed and replaced with temporary lights. The charted flash rates will remain the same, however, the charted light range may be reduced.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA982 - Carnarvon

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Mark Beal Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: 22/05/2017.
  • Issued: 10/04/2017.

  Notice 2016-89: Exmouth Boat Harbour, upgrade works

Exmouth Boat Harbour, southern breakwater

Mariners are advised that works to upgrade the service wharf and modify the southern breakwater of the Exmouth Boat Harbour are underway, with an expected date of completion of around 15 July 2017.

Works will be carried out Monday to Sunday, between am to pm. Works, including pile driving activities, will be carried out using a a combifloat barge (specifications: 18 m x 12 m) and support vessels as required. Excavation works using land based equipment on the southern breakwater will also take place. There will be times when unlit piles will be in the water inside the works area adjacent to the service wharf. New trawler pens will also be installed inside the southern breakwater.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA900 - Exmouth.

The combifloat barge and associated equipment will remain in the works area outside of operating hours.

The groyne port beacon on the southern breakwater has been temporarily removed and mounted on a temporary base (including the light) which will be deployed on the end of the breakwater at the end of each working day. However, the extremity of the southern breakwater will not be marked during operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 6.

Access to the Exmouth Boat Harbour fairway, boat ramp, existing wharf and charter pens will be maintained at all times.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations at all times.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: 15/07/2017.
  • Issued: 25/08/2016.

  Notice 2016-85 Submerged hazard, entrance to the Fascine, Carnarvon

Mariners are advised that a submerged hazard has been reported North of the Entrance to the Fascine, Carnarvon.

Situated approximately 250 metres NW from the end of the sand spit, and approximately 100 metres seaward of the beach.

Location: 24░ 54.4'S 113░ 38.38'E

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport

  • Start date: 19/08/2016.
  • End date: UFN
  • Issued: 19/08/2016.

  Notice 2016-74: Unlit sunken Denham barge

South east of the Denham jetty

Mariners are advised that a barge has sunk approximately 1.4 km to the south east of the Denham jetty, approximately 130 metres from the shore.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA661 - Shark Bay

The above barge is unlit and submerged at high tide.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above sunken barge.

Authorised by: Mark Beal A/Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 13/07/2016.
  • End date: UFN
  • Issued: 13/07/2016.

  Notice 2015-40:áNavigational hazard, sand movement, Carnarvon Fascine

Carnarvon Fascine entrance

Mariners are advised that a large sandbar has encroached upon the Carnarvon Fascine navigational channel entrance. The sandbar extends in an easterly direction from the entrance port beacons and can vary in size and position across the channel's entrance e, reducing depths and restricting navigation.

The navigation aids at the entrance to the Fascine Waterway may be relocated from time to time in line with the shifting sands as required.

Mariners are advised to navigate with extreme caution when transiting the Carnarvon Fascine channel entrance.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/ Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 13/02/2015.

  Notice 2015-37: Drifting jetty timbers, Norwest Whaling Jetty, Carnarvon

Drifting jetty timbers

Mariners are advised that jetty debris from the Carnarvon Norwest Whaling Jetty (including large timber pylons) may be adrift within the vicinity. The jetty is located adjacent to Binning Road at the following coordinates (approx. 1 km south of the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty).

  • Latitude: 24░ 52.983's, Longitude: 113░ 37.867'e.
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA982 - Carnarvon.

Mariners are to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 11/02/2015.

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