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Notice 2017-91: Changes to compulsory pilotage, Port of Yampi Sound
Port of Yampi Sound
Mariners are advised that as of 16 September 2017 the threshold for compulsory pilotage within the Port of Yampi Sound 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 Yampi Sound 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
- Chart AUS 40 - Yampi Sound.
Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Yampi Sound, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date: 16/09/2017
- End date:
- Issued: 11/08/2017.
Notice 2017-82: Ship to ship operations, offshore Yampi Sound and vicinity
Port of Yampi Sound to the south of Cockatoo Island and vicinity of Woodhouse Point
Mariners are advised that ship to ship transfer - STS (crane lifting) operations will be conducted within the waters of the Port of Yampi Sound to the south of Cockatoo Island and in the vicinity of Woodhouse Point from 10 August to 01 October 2017.
- Chart reference: AUS Chart 40.
The vessels 'REGINE', 'ANNE SOFIE', 'LAY VESSEL 108' and 'NORMAN VISION' will be conducting ship to ship transfer - STS (crane lifting) operations of large cargo units between each vessel, on rotation, throughout the dates as stated above.
All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during these operations.
All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area, and mariners and vessels not specifically involved in these operations should keep well clear and exercise extreme caution in the vicinity of this operation.
Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban Harbour Master Port of Yampi Sound, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date: 10/08/2017.
- End date: 01/10/2017.
- Issued: 07/08/2017.
Notice 2015-60: Restricted access, Koolan Island mine site
Koolan Island mine site
Mariners are advised that access to the Koolan Island mine site is restricted due to navigation and marine safety dangers.
- Location: 16° 8.05's, 123° 44.03'e.
- Chart Reference: Chart AUS40.
For further details please contact Mt Gibson Iron on mobile: 0434 738 012.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area and are requested to keep a minimum of 500 metres away from the area.
Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port Yampi Sound.
- End date: Until further notice.
- Issued: 17/03/2015.
Notice 2014-52: Navigational hazard mooring buoy, Cockatoo Island, Port of Yampi Sound
Port of Yampi Sound, Cockatoo Island
Mariners are advised that a mooring buoy has been installed in Cockatoo Island at the following location and will remain in place until further notice. As plotted on AUS Chart 41, Datum WGS84, Printed 24 October 2008.
- Latitude: 16° 6.04'S Longitude: 123° 36.618'E.
The buoy replaced the previous Dolphin 1A at Cockatoo wharf. The anchor blocks of the buoy are set on shore and the mooring buoy is marked with two flotation buoys.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Authorised by: Capt. Mark Gooderham, Harbour Master, Port Yampi Sound.
- Start date: 05/12/2013.
- End date: Until further notice.
- Issued: 12/02/2014.