Gascoyne TNTM

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  Notice 2017-86: Changes to compulsory pilotage, Port of Carnarvon

Port of Carnarvon

Mariners are advised that as of 16 September 2017 the threshold for compulsory pilotage within the Port of Carnarvon will change from 500GT to 35 Meters Length Overall (LOA).

From this date onwards all vessels 35 m LOA or greater wishing to transit or operate within the port limits will be required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Carnarvon Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Chart reference:

  • Chart AUS 331 - Point Quobba to Pepper Point.

Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Carnarvon, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 16/09/2017
  • End date:
  • Issued: 11/08/2017.

  Notice 2017-77: Permanent Alteration of Port Hand Marker, Exmouth Boat Harbour Inner Breakwater

Exmouth Boat Harbour Inner Breakwater

The port hand groyne beacon previously located on the inner breakwater has been decommissioned and permanently relocated as a port hand buoy adjacent to the end of the inner breakwater.

  • New Location: 21 57.413' S, 114 8.547' E
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA900 - Exmouth.

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: Permanent
  • Issued: 17/07/2017.

  Notice 2017-68: Sand movement, Carnarvon Fascine

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 reducing depths and restricting navigation.

Navigation aids in this vicinity may be relocated from time to time in line with shifting sands and may not be suitable for safe navigation.

A second sandbar has also developed across the navigable channel inside the fascine directly adjacent to the existing navigational leads restricting navigation to vessels. The sand spit has been breached by ocean seas and small breaking swell may be experienced through this area.

Mariners are advised that ocean access may not be possible if launching from the Fascine boat ramp. The Carnarvon Boat Harbour boat ramp is open to provide an alternative option for launching vessels.

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

  • Start date: 19/06/2016.
  • End date: UFN.
  • Issued: 19/06/2016.
  • Amended: 16/08/2017.

  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 2015-37: 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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