Goldfields/Esperance TNTM

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  Notice 2017-99: Port of Esperance, Inner Harbour, special marker buoys

Port of Esperance, inner harbour breakwater vicinity

Mariners are advised that two special marker buoys are scheduled to be deployed in the Port of Esperance, in the vicinity of the inner harbour breakwater, in mid-September at the following locations:

  • Breakwater: 33 52.060'S, 121 54.651'E
  • Seaward: 33 52.116'S, 121 54.963'E

The above special marker buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 1.5 metres in height, equipped with flashing yellow lights, and will be deployed annually from mid-September to mid-April.

  • Flash rate: Fl Y

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above special marker buoys.

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

  • Start date: mid-September 2017.
  • End date: mid-April 2018.
  • Issued: 08/09/2017.

  Notice 2017-71: Esperance shark monitoring buoys

West Beach and Kelp Beds Beach, Esperance vicinity

Mariners are advised that two (2) shark monitoring buoys have been installed at the following design locations until further notice:

  • Location 1: 33 52.928'S, 121 52.733'E (West Beach).
  • Location 2: 33 50.358'S, 122 00.823'E (Kelp Beds Beach).
  • Chart reference: Chart AUS 119 - Approaches to Esperance.

The above shark monitoring buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 2 metres in height and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

  • Flash rate: Fl Y 4s 2M.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above shark monitoring buoys.

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

  • Start date: 26/06/2017
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 26/06/2017.

  Notice 2016-110: Siltation, entrance to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour

Entrance to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour

Sand has built up at the entrance to the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour, reducing depths and restricting navigation in the channel.

The affected area includes the full extent of the entrance channel, with the worst affected area being in the entrance channel directly adjacent to the eastern breakwater.

  • Location: Entrance to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour.
  • Chart: RAN Chart AUS119 - Approaches to Esperance.

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:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 5/10/2016.

  Notice 2014-218: Drifting jetty timbers, Esperance Bay

Esperance Bay

Mariners are advised that jetty debris from the Esperance Tanker Jetty (including large timber pylons) may be adrift within Esperance Bay.

Please report any sightings to the Port of Esperance, the Shire of Esperance or the Department of Transport - Esperance Office.

Chart Reference: RAN Chart AUS119 - Approaches to Esperance.

Mariners are to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Lisa Boot, A/Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 17/12/2014.

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