Peel TNTM

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  Notice 2016-144: Caution, shallowing at Harvey Estuary, Peel Inlet

Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised that shallowing has been reported at the entrance to the Harvey Estuary, approximately 150 metres East of the Dawesville Cut Southern rock groyne.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 - Peel and Harvey.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting this area.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 19/12/2016.

  Notice 2016-72: Construction works, replacement of Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge, Pinjarra Road

Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge - Pinjarra Road, Mandurah Estuary

Mariners are advised that construction works to build a replacement for the 'Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge' (Pinjarra Road) are underway and are anticipated to be completed by 30 November 2017. Works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours.

The new bridge structure will be constructed on the downstream side of the existing 'Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge' using land based equipment and various marine vessels as required. Barge anchor points will be marked by lit yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height. The barge will remain on location outside of operating hours.

Closures will be in place during the works including closure of the existing downstream channel under the 'Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge'.

Alternative navigable channels upstream and downstream will be maintained and clearly marked. Mariners are advised the alternate upstream span will have a reduced width of 7.2 metres and larger vessels should consider using the Port Mandurah Canals.

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 (excepting bona fide vessels):

Western bank closure area:

Those waters bounded by the shoreline, the northern side of the Mandurah Traffic Bridge and a line starting at 32°32.113'S, 115°43.062'E (on the bridge 72 metres in from the western water's edge); then to the Mandurah Old Bridge Starboard Mark No. 7 at 32°32.066'S, 115°43.039'E (95 metres north-north-westerly); then to the 32°32.084'S, 115°42.987'E (on the western bank of the Mandurah Estuary 88 metres west-south-westerly)

Eastern bank closure area:

Those waters bounded by the shoreline, the northern side of the Mandurah Traffic Bridge and a line starting at 32°32.108'S, 115°43.075'E (on the bridge 80 metres from the eastern water's edge); then to 32°32.081'S, 115°43.065'E (52 metres north-north-westerly); then to the Mandurah Old Bridge Port Mark No. 6 at 32°32.055'S, 115°43.064'E (48 metres northerly); then to 32°32.054'S, 115°43.106'E (on the eastern bank of the Mandurah Estuary 65 metres easterly).

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 74 during operating hours.

For further information on these works please see the links below.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when transiting the area, observe the signage and stay well clear of the above works at all times.

Authorised by: Christopher J Mather, Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 25/07/2016.
  • End date: 30/11/2017.
  • Issued: 08/09/2016.
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  Notice 2016-53: Shallowing, Harvey navigational channel

Harvey navigational channel, eastern entrance to Harvey Estuary

Isolated shallowing in the Harvey navigational channel, reducing charted depths in some areas. A temporary porthand marker buoy has been deployed at 32° 36.263' S, 115° 40.203' E to mark the extremity of the shallowing.

  • Location: Harvey navigational channel (between Ward Point and Point Grey, eastern entrance to Harvey Estuary).
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary.

Mariners are advised to reduce speed and navigate with caution when transiting the Harvey navigational channel.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 24/05/2016.

  Notice 2011-98: Commercial fisheries, Mandurah to Geraldton

Commercial fisheries

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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