Goldfields/Esperance TNTM

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  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 2017-53: Dredging works, entrance to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour

Entrance to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour will commence around 21 April 2017 and proceed until the end of July 2017.

Dredging will occur Monday to Saturday during daylight hours, with provision to undertake operations during hours of darkness as required.

The works are being carried out by the 22 metre cutter suction dredge 'Cooper II', equipped with a 60 metre floating pipeline marked by orange buoys displaying rhythmic orange lights. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors to move. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours for the duration of the works.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983. Access to the Bandy Creek boat ramp will be closed on Sunday 23 April 2017 between am and pm to facilitate the launch of the dredge vessel. Access to the boat ramp will be maintained at all other times.

Before navigating past the dredge, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 16.
  • UHF Channel 15.
  • Meg Channel 90.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and to remain well clear of the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 21/04/2017.
  • End date: 31/07/2017.
  • Issued: 12/04/2017.

  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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