Mid West TNTM

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  Notice 2017-36: Dredging works Lancelin Maritime Facility

Lancelin Maritime Facility

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the Lancelin Maritime Facility will commence early March 2017 and will proceed until approximately June 2017.

Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Saturday between the hours of 0600 and 1800 hours, with provision to take place during hours of darkness if required.

The works are being carried out by the 12 metre cutter suction dredge 'Swan V'. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors and spuds to move.

A 40 metre floating pipeline is connected to the stern of the dredge. The pipeline will be marked with orange buoys which will display rhythmic flashing lights at night. The dredge and floating pipeline will remain in the area of dredge operation after normal operating hours.

It is requested that radio communication be established with the dredge before traversing the dredging area. Mariners are requested to follow the dredge operator's instructions at all times when transiting the area. Operators will be monitoring the following radio frequencies during operating hours:

  • VHF Channel 16.
  • 27 Meg Channel 91.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

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

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

  • Start date: 07/03/2017.
  • End date: 30/03/2017.
  • Issued: 07/03/2017.

  Notice 2017-10: Construction works, Beresford foreshore protection, Geraldton

Beresford foreshore, Geraldton

Mariners and swimmers are advised that new construction works will take place on the Beresford foreshore adjacent to Chapman Road, Geraldton, between 9 January and 14 July 2017.

The works will include heavy machinery to extend two rock groynes at Marina Beach. A line of yellow buoys will mark the works area between Batavia Coast Marina and the north western foreshore.

Mariners and Swimmers are advised to avoid the area whilst construction works are completed, observe signage and the marked exclusion area.

Closed waters: All vessels

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following navigable waters to all vessels (that are not associated with these works):

All waters of Champion Bay north of the Batavia Coast Marina that lie south-west of a line between positions 28°45.817'S, 114°36.696'E (170 metres north-east of the Outer Port Beacon on the northern spur breakwater) and 28°45.477'S, 114°36.953'E (on the foreshore in line with Mark Street).

Swimming prohibited

In accordance with Regulation 10A of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby prohibit swimming within the following area:

All waters of Champion Bay north of the Batavia Coast Marina that lie south-west of a line between positions 28°45.817'S, 114°36.696'E (170 metres north-east of the Outer Port Beacon on the northern spur breakwater) and 28°45.477'S, 114°36.953'E (on the foreshore in line with Mark Street).

  • All coordinates based on GDA 94.
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA939 - Geraldton

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when passing the area and to remain well clear of these works at all times.

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

  • Start date: 09/01/2017.
  • End date: 14/07/2017.
  • Issued: 04/01/2017.

  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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