South West TNTM

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  Notice 2017-45: Dredging Works, Port of Bunbury

Port of Bunbury

Mariners are advised that on or about Tuesday 4 April 2017, maintenance dredging will commence within the Port of Bunbury. The dredge 'River Bee' will conduct operations for approximately three (3) weeks. Associated hydrographic survey work will also be carried out at the same time.

  • Chart Reference: AUS Chart 115.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the vicinity of dredging operations, keeping well clear of the dredge at all times.

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

  • Start date: 04/04/2017.
  • End date: 26/04/2017.
  • Issued: 24/03/2017.

  Notice 2017-43: Seaweed wrack removal works, Port of Bunbury

Port of Bunbury

Mariners are advised that seaweed wrack removal trawling operations in the Port of Bunbury are scheduled to commence on 20 March 2017. The works are expected to be completed by 08 April 2017.

Trawling works will occur Monday to Saturday, during daylight hours. Trawling will be carried out by the commercial trawler 'Amanda Verne K'.

  • Chart reference: AUS Chart 115 - Approaches to Bunbury

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the above trawling operations, keeping well clear of the trawler at all times.

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

  • Start date: 20/03/2017.
  • End date: 08/04/2017.
  • Issued: 17/03/2017.

  Notice 2017-26: Bridge construction works, Millbridge Collie River

Collie River, Millbridge to Treendale

Mariners are advised that construction works for a new bridge over the Collie River, approximately 1 km downstream of Forrest Highway, from Eaton Drive Millbridge to The Boulevard Treendale, will commence on 6 February 2017. These works are expected to be completed by 31 November 2017, with works taking place Monday to Friday during daylight hours, with provision to undertake works on Saturdays as required.

A temporary causeway and works area will be established into the Collie River from the north embankment, encompassed by a silt curtain and two yellow buoys equipped with flashing yellow lights.

The width of the river will be temporarily reduced to approximately 25 metres during these works.

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

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

  • Start date: 06/02/2017.
  • End date: 30/11/2017.
  • Issued: 06/02/2017.

  Notice 2016-103: Mobile seagrass wrack, dredging works, entrance to Port Geographe Marina

Entrance to Port Geographe Marina

Mariners are advised that mobile seagrass wrack has been reported in the vicinity of the Port Geographe harbour entrance channel.

This material can vary significantly in thickness and position over short time frames, 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 lagoon rock-wall

Dredging works in the approaches and entrance to Port Geographe are scheduled to take place from 1 December 2016 and are expected to be completed by 31 March 2017. Works will take place Monday to Friday during daylight hours, with provision to take place on Saturdays as required.

Works will be undertaken by a cutter suction dredge "Mudlark I", equipped with a 50 metre floating pipeline astern which is marked by amber flashing lights. The dredge and floating pipeline will remain in the area of operation after operating hours, however a navigable passage will be maintained at such times.

The dredge and its floating pipeline may obstruct the channel during operations, and in these instances mariners traversing the area are requested to make contact with the dredge operators prior to passing. Operators will monitor the following radio frequencies during operating hours:

  • VHF Channel 16 or Marine 27 MHz Channel 88.

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

Further details may be obtained by contacting the Department of Transport on 1300 660 815.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the entrance channel, allowing for changing conditions, and keeping well clear of the above operations when traversing the area.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: 31/03/2017
  • Issued: 20/09/2016.

  Notice 2015-154: Disposal site high spots, Marina vicinity, Port Geographe

Geographe Bay, Port Geographe Marina vicinity

Mariners are advised that areas of reduced charted depth remain following the offshore disposal undertaken as part of previous maintenance dredging at the Port Geographe Marina.

These high spots are located approximately one kilometre to the north of the marina entrance and approximately 450 metres from the shore, within a 100 metre radius of the following coordinate:

  • 33°37.401'S, 115°23.732'E (WGS 1984).

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until Further Notice.
  • Issued: 30/10/2015.

  Notice 2014-58: Temporary removal of navigation aids, Deadwater, Augusta

Deadwater, Augusta

Two lateral navigation aids adjacent to Point Frederick, Augusta have temporarily been removed until further notice due to large amounts of sand accretion at the entrance to the Deadwater.

Shallowing has occurred throughout the area known as the Deadwater and mariners are advised to navigate with caution.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart DMH698 - Hardy Inlet

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

  • Issued: 21/02/2014.

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