Gascoyne notices

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

 Warning:  Unlit port mark - Entry to Exmouth Boat Harbour

Mariners are advised that the first port navigational aid entering into the Exmouth Boat Harbour has been reported to be unlit.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.
Chart reference: WA900 - Exmouth
Location: -21: 57.5872'S  114: 08.7882'E
Start date: 28/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 28/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2802

 Warning:  Tantabiddi Wave Buoy OFFSTATION and ADRIFT

The Tantabiddi wave buoy is reported to be OFFSTATION and ADRIFT


Charted location: 21: 53.624S, 113: 55.715
Reported Location: 22: 10.512S, 113: 27.275E (reported at 0100hrs, 21/09/2022)
Chart reference: AUS745 - North West Cape to Point Maud
Location: -22: 3.754'S  113: 35.772'E
Issued: 20/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2802

 Advice:  Deployment of Eight (8) Subsurface Instruments Exmouth Gulf Bundegi Vicinity Ningaloo Marine Park

Mariners are advised that eight (8) subsurface instruments have been deployed at Exmouth Gulf, within the Ningaloo Marine Park, Bundegi vicinity at the following locations (indicative only):

Northern cluster (Bundegi boat ramp vicinity, approx. 0.5 nautical miles from the shore):

Location 1: 21° 50.181'S,114° 11.120'E
Location 2: 21° 50.178'S, 114° 11.073'E
Location 3: 21° 50.120'S,114° 10.702'E
Location 4: 21° 50.186'S, 114° 11.031'E

Southern cluster (Bundegi Reef, approx. one (1) nautical mile from the shore):

Location 5: 21° 51.217'S, 114° 10.806'E
Location 6: 21° 51.203'S, 114° 10.776'E
Location 7: 21° 51.143'S,114° 10.720'E
Location 8: 21° 51.187'S,114° 10.775'E

Please refer to the link below for a diagram of the deployment area:

All of the above seabed instruments have been deployed within the northern border of the Bundegi water ski area and will be deployed on seabed tripods which protrude approx. 0.4m above the seabed (specifications: 1m x 1m x 0.4m).

No vessel is to interfere with the above instruments at any time

Deployment date: 11/07/2022
Recovery date: 01/03/2023

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area
Chart reference: WA900 - Exmouth
Location: -21: 50.181'S  114: 11.120'E
Start date: 11/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/03/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 19/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1957

 Warning:  Red yacht anchored in inner channel, Carnarvon Fascine Waterway

A red yacht is reported to be anchored in the inner channel of the Carnarvon Fascine Waterway.
Chart reference: WA982 - Carnarvon
Location: -24: 53.554'S  113: 39.102'E
Issued: 13/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1895

 Advice:  Deployment of Directional Wave Buoy Offshore Tantabiddi Vicinity

Mariners are advised that a Directional Wave Buoy (DWR) has been deployed around 14 June 2022 in the Ningaloo Marine Park, approximately 5km offshore from Tantabiddi at the following location:

Location: 21° 54.106'S, 113° 55.810'E

The above DWR is yellow in colour, approx. 0.42m in diameter and equipped with flashing yellow light

Flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s

Provisional recovery date: 14/06/2023

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above DWR.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above DWR
Chart reference: WA900 - Exmouth
Location: -21: 54.132'S  113: 55.952'E
Start date: 14/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 14/06/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 21/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1666

 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 March 2023.

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: 31/03/2023 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 port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au 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
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