Mid West TNTM

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  Notice 2017-83: Kalbarri maintenance dredging works

Murchison River, Kalbarri

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works to the entrance of the Murchison River, Kalbarri will commence in late August 2017 until the end of December 2017.

Dredging will occur from Monday to Saturday during daylight hours, with a provision to undertake dredging operations at night when required.

The works are being carried out by an 18 metre cutter suction dredge 'Mudlark I' equipped with a 50 metre long floating pipeline marked by orange buoys displaying flashing orange lights.

The dredge has no self-propulsion and is restricted in its ability to manoeuvre. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in situ after 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 at all times.

Mariners navigating past the work area are requested to contact the dredge operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 12.
  • 27Mhz Channel 90.

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

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

  • Start date: Late August 2017
  • End date: 31/12/2017.
  • Issued: 11/08/2017.

  Notice 2017-52: Ledge Point, AWAC deployment

Ledge Point vicinity

Mariners are advised that an Acoustic Wave and Current profiler (AWAC) has been deployed approximately 250 metres offshore from Ledge Point at the following location:

  • Location: 31° 06.934'S, 115° 22.492'E.
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA1276 - Lancelin.

A yellow buoy, approximately one (1) metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow light, has been deployed at the above location to indicate the AWACs position.

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, with the above yellow buoy.

The AWAC and yellow buoy will be deployed until approximately 30 April 2018.

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

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: 30/04/2018.
  • Issued: 11/04/2017.

  Notice 2016-24: Fish Aggregate Devices (FADs), Kalbarri

Gantheaume Bay, Kalbarri Vicinity

Mariners are advised that three (3) Fish Aggregate Devices (FADs) will be deployed around 5th February 2016 in the Gantheaume Bay vicinity, Kalbarri at the following design locations for approximately two (2) years:

  • North: 27° 35.734's, 114° 5.489'e (approximately 2 nautical miles from shore)
  • West: 27° 42.810's, 114° 5.832'e (approximately 3 nautical miles from shore)
  • South: 27° 52.425's, 114° 3.999'e (approximately 2 nautical miles from shore)
  • Chart Reference: AUS332 - Zuytdorp Point to Geraldton

Each of the above FADs consists of an unlit yellow surface buoy, approximately one (1) metre in diameter, attached to the seabed.

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere, with these FADs at any time.

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

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

  • Start date: 05/02/2016.
  • End date: 05/03/2018.
  • Issued: 02/02/2016.

  Notice 2013-78: Cervantes pile remnants

Caravan Park Beach, Cervantes

Mariners and swimmers are advised that the swimming platform in the gazetted boating prohibited area adjacent to the Caravan Park Beach (north of Talavera Road) has been removed by inclement weather leaving four (4) pile remnants.

These pile remnants are at times fully submerged just below the waterline.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart DMH 422 - Cervantes

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above gazetted boating prohibited area and swimmers are advised to keep clear of the pile remnants.

Authorised by: Mark Briant A/ Marine Safety Operations Director, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issue date: 31/05/2013.

  Notice 2011-98: Commercial fisheries, Mandurah to Geraldton

Various, Cervantes to Dongara

Mariners are advised that commercial fisheries for rock lobster and octopus are established in Western Australian coastal waters, along the coast from Bunbury to the Pilbara and from shore to the 200 metre isobath with areas of high activity between Mandurah and Geraldton, particularly in the region Cervantes to Dongara. Fishing is done using pots or traps sitting on the seabed.

Each fishery contains in excess of 30,000 pots which are marked by floats not less than 200 mm in diameter and coloured, usually fluorescent green. The floats are located on either end of a line of pots or on each individual trap. As the floats are small and unlit, a good lookout is essential when transiting the region.

The fishery is active throughout the year with operations conducted by licensed support vessels. Operators monitor Marine VHF Radio frequencies 74 and 78.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when navigating in WA coastal waters to keep well clear of all fishing operations at all times.

Authorised by: David Harrod FNI, General Manager, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: August 2011.

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