Gascoyne notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Gascoyne region.

 Warning:  Capsized Vessel North Murion Island

A vessel (registration number: 44706), being a 4.76 fibreglass runabout, is reported to have capsized (at 8.30am on 21/04/2022) in the top east side of North Murion Island, north east of Exmouth
Chart reference: WA900 - Exmouth
Location: -21: 37.798'S  114: 23.584'E
Issued: 22/04/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1252

 Event:  Closure of Waters to Boating, Pyrotechnics Display, Denham, Shire of Shark Bay

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Mark Briant, Authorised person of the Department of Transport hereby close the following area of water to all vessels from 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Friday 20th May 2022.

Area of Closure: - All the waters within a 150 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 25° 55.667'S, 113° 31.841'E (adjacent to Paget Street).

Conditions of closure;
No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;

Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;

Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.
Chart reference: WA661 - Shark Bay
Location: -25: 55.667'S  113: 31.841'E
Start date: 20/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 20/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 12/04/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1143

 Advice:  Installation of Directional Wave Buoy Bundegi Vicinity Ningaloo National Park

Mariners are advised that one (1) new wave buoy has been deployed approximately six (6) nautical miles off Bundegi, within the Ningaloo Marine Park.

The buoy will be lit with a yellow light flashing 2.5s at the following location

Location 21° 52.146S 114° 12.225E

All coordinates in GDA 94.
Chart reference: WA900 - Exmouth
Location: -21: 52.146'S  114: 12.225'E
Start date: 16/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 8/03/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 792

 Advice:  Installation of Directional Wave Rider Buoy Coral Bay, Offshore

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Rider Buoy will be deployed 1.75Nm west of the Coral Bay Boat Ramp between 1 March 2022- 1 March 2023. The buoy will be lit with a yellow light flashing 2.5s at the following location:

Location: : 23° 8.569 S 113° 44.241 E coordinates in GDA 94 DDM
Chart reference: WA1108 - Coral Bay
Location: -23: 8.577'S  113: 44.238'E
Start date: 1/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/03/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 23/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 521

 Advice:  Drifting jetty timbers, Norwest Whaling Jetty, Carnarvon

Mariners are advised that jetty debris from the Carnarvon Norwest Whaling Jetty (including large timber pylons) may be adrift within the vicinity. The jetty is located adjacent to Binning Road at the following coordinates (approx. 1 km south of the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty).

Mariners are to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA982 - Carnarvon
Location: -24: 52.983'S  113: 37.867'E
Start date: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2015-37

 Advice:  Acoustic Wave and Current instrument Carnarvon

Mariners are advised of the installation of an Acoustic Wave and Current (AWAC) instrument that has been deployed off Carnarvon on 8 September 2020 with a provisional recovery date of mid to late 2022.

The AWAC protrudes approx. 0.5m from the seabed (water depth is approximately 4 metres).

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA982 - Carnarvon
Location: -24: 54.55'S  113: 37.50'E
Start date: 8/09/2020 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 10/09/2020 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 369

 Advice:  Deployment of six subsurface acoustic receivers Exmouth Gulf

Mariners are advised that six sub surface acoustic receivers will be deployed late September 2021 at Exmouth Gulf at the following locations:

22° 18.9600 S, 114° 7.1400 E Bay of Rest (inner)
22° 18.9600 S, 114° 7.8000 E Bay of Rest (inner)
22° 15.7200 S, 114° 8.3400 E Heron Point

Each of the above receivers is attached to an anchored structure protruding approximately 0.70 metres from the seabed.

22° 17.4600 S, 114° 7.9200 E Bay of Rest (outer)
22° 16.9200 S, 114° 7.6800 E Bay of Rest (outer)
22° 17.6400 S, 114° 9.4200 E Bay of Rest (outer)

Each of the above receivers is attached to a subsurface rope and equipped with a yellow surface float.

Recovery date: October 2022

Mariners are advised to navigate with Caution when transiting the area
Chart reference: AUS744 - Exmouth Gulf and Approaches
Location: -22: 16.922'S  114: 7.652'E
Start date: 23/09/2021 12:00:00 AM
End date: 31/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 24/09/2021 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2021-135

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Carnarvon

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Carnarvon 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 to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Carnarvon, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
Chart reference: WA982 - Carnarvon
Location: -25: 16.0703'S  113: 27.8355'E
Start date: 2/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/08/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Warning:  Navigate with caution; Shallow water and shifting sand bars - Carnarvon Facsine

Mariners are advised that a large shifting sandbar has encroached upon the Fascine waterway, south of the boat ramp channel.

Shallow waters and shifting sand bars are reducing depths and severely restricting navigation throughout the fascine. Navigational aids should be used with caution as shifting sands may reduce navigable waters throughout.

Mariners are advised that ocean access may not be possible if launching from the Fascine boat ramp at low tides. The Carnarvon Boat Harbour boat ramp is open to provide an alternative option for launching vessels via Teggs Channel.
Chart reference: WA982 - Carnarvon
Location: -24: 54.2544'S  113: 38.5128'E
Start date: 16/11/2021 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/11/2021 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 130
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 10:26:01 AM