Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  Notice 2017-101: Matt installation works, underwater rock mound, inner Harbour Fremantle Port

Underwater rock mound, inner harbour Fremantle Port

An underwater rock mound was constructed in the north-eastern corner of the Fremantle Inner Harbour to provide the Fremantle Rail Bridge with additional protection from the risk of ship impacts.

To the north eastern corner of this, flexible concrete matting will be installed on the seabed. The purpose of this is to prevent potential scouring of the seabed in this location. Once installed, the concrete matting themselves shall present no danger to Mariners, as they are of a shallow profile and lie upon the seabed.

Marine Construction will commence on Tuesday 26th September 2017 and be completed by the 3rd October. Currently there are four (4) permanent cardinal markers surrounding the rock mound. These markers shall delineate a construction vessel work zone as per the below figure, Mariners are advised to stay well clear of this area at all times.

The contractor, TAMS Group, shall utilise a combination of a spudded barge with Excavator / Crane, materials barge, tugs, and assisting vessels to conduct the works. The construction vessels will typically transit between Berth J and the work area in the morning and evening only. If circumstances require, the vessels may transit at other times also.

During transit of the construction vessels from Berth J to the works site, and return, the navigation channels beneath the bridges shall be temporarily blocked.

Please contact the TAMS spotter vessel on VHF channel 12, or 27 MHz 90 prior to transiting under the traffic bridge for notification of daily temporary restrictions on channel usage due to construction barge movements.

Refer to Figure 1 below for a general overview of the construction area and construction vessel transit route.

Figure 1: General Overview of Vessel Movements within Construction Works Area

Figure 1: General Overview of Vessel Movements within Construction Works Area

For further information regarding these construction works, please contact:

Alternatively:

  • TAMS Group
    Jason Mayen, Project Manager
    4 Mews Road, Fremantle WA, 6160
    Phone: (08) 9430 5889
    Mobile: 0427 303 866
    Email: jasonm@totalams.com.au

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

  • Start date: 26/09/2017.
  • End date: 03/10/2017.
  • Issued: 11/09/2017.

  Notice 2017-88: Changes to compulsory pilotage, Port of Perth

Port of Perth

Mariners are advised that as of 16 September 2017 the threshold for compulsory pilotage within the Port of Perth 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 Perth 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 port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Reference:

  • Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours) regulations 1966 - Schedule 1A - Declared Ports.

Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Perth, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 16/09/2017
  • End date:
  • Issued: 11/08/2017.

  Notice 2017-18: Bridge works and diving operations, Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands

Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands are scheduled to commence on Monday 23 January 2017. These works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours (Saturdays only to midday) and are expected to be completed by 25 September 2017.

Hanging work platforms with scaffolding will be installed on the bridge structure in stages as the works proceed. The bridge scaffolds will be encompassed by a silt curtain and a lit yellow buoy, equipped with flashing yellow light, on both the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge.

Works are also scheduled to take place in the navigation spans from 06 June 2017 until 25 September 2017.

A scaffold will be erected in the navigation span of the upstream (eastern) bridge from 06 June 2017 to 25 September 2017, reducing the width of the upstream span by approximately 2 metres during this time.

The scaffold will be erected in the navigation span of the downstream (western) bridge from 25 August 2017, reducing the width of the downstream span by approximately 2 metres during this time. Bridge height will not be affected during these works.

Diving operations will also take place as required. The international code flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.
  • Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

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

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

  • Start date: 23/01/2017.
  • End date: 25/09/2017.
  • Issued: 17/01/2017.
  • Amended: 17/08/2017.

  Notice 2016-56: Wave and current monitoring device installation, Kwinana freeway foreshore

Kwinana Freeway Foreshore

Mariners are advised a wave and current monitoring device has been deployed at the Kwinana Freeway Foreshore Como at the following locations:

  • Latitude: 31 59.490'S, Longitude: 115 51.086'E (Until 3 September 2018).
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

The equipment sits in a frame (1.5 m base, approx. 0.6 m height) on the river bed.

Mariners are advised to not interfere with the above device and to keep clear when anchoring in the above location.

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

  • Start date: 02/06/2016.
  • End date: 03/09/2018.
  • Issued: 03/06/2016.

  Notice 2015-164: Bridge and jetty construction works, Perth Stadium, Swan River, pedestrian bridge and Burswood Public Jetty

Swan River East Perth to Burswood

Mariners are advised that Perth Stadium construction works for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge and the Burswood Public Jetty in the Swan River, from East Perth (vicinity of Nile St) to Burswood, will commence on Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice.

Two temporary causeways and works areas into the Swan River from the east and west banks will be established, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys.

The central navigational channel will be temporarily reduced to a width of approximately 60 metres, and marked with temporary lit port and starboard navigational buoys.

A 100m long permanent reclamation area on the east bank of the river will also extend approximately 15m into the Swan River north of the current Pedestrian Bridge works, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys, to install the public jetty structure.

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following navigable waters to all vessels (excluding work vessels), from Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice:

All the waters surrounding the two (2) temporary causeways and works areas associated with the Perth Stadium Swan River Pedestrian Bridge as delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys, and;

All waters surrounding the Burswood Public Jetty reclamation area delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys.

During construction a speed restriction of 5 knots will apply between the Causeway bridge and the Windan Bridge. The temporary causeways and works areas will be removed after the completion of the pedestrian bridge construction.

For further information on these works please refer to the links below.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above works areas at all times.

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

  • Start date: 18/12/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 16/12/2015.
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  Notice 2015-138: Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River

Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA -898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 23/09/2015.

  Notice 2015-95: Bombora wave power device, Como Jetty (Preston St), South Perth

Como Jetty (Preston Street), South Perth

Mariners and swimmers are advised that subsurface wave power infrastructure will be installed in the Swan River, immediately south of the Como jetty, around the 3rd June 2015. All equipment and components will be floated from the shore, over a period of approximately 2 days, as required.

This device will be located about half way along the jetty (approx. 130 metres from the shore) and at a stand-off distance of 6 metres from the southern jetty edge. It will then continue southwards to its outer limit by another 10 metres (approx.16 metres in total from the jetty). It will extend to a height of 600 mm from the riverbed. Service ducting to a height of 250 mm will be located on the river bed between the jetty and the device.

  • Device location: 31 59.635'S, 115 51.200'E (approx.130 metres form the shore landing).

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers. This infrastructure will normally be full submerged and not visible from the surface, but will protrude from the water surface at low tide.

The apex of the above infrastructure will be marked by a beacon equipped with flashing yellow light, situated approx. 10 metres south of the jetty. The device extends 6 metres either side of the above beacon in a north south direction. Flash rate: Fl Y 3s 1M. Mariners and swimmers are advised to keep well clear of the above infrastructure.

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

  • Start date: 03/06/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 25/05/2015.

  Notice 2014-157: Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge

Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.

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

  • Issued: 22/08/2014.

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