Gascoyne TNTM

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  Notice 2018-120: Carnarvon, Teggs Channel, starboard mark No.5 removed

The Teggs Channel Starboard Mark No5, which was located in the approaches to Carnarvon has been damaged and will not be replaced.

  • Charts affected are AUS 73 and WA 982.

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

  • Start Date: 07/09/2018
  • End Date: N/A
  • Issued: 07/09/2018

  Notice 2018-119: Port of Carnarvon - Dredging Operations

Mariners are advised that dredging operations are scheduled to take place in the Port of Carnarvon port Waters in the vicinity of the Denham Channel from Sunday 09 September through to Friday 28 September.

  • Chart reference: AUS Chart 331 - Point Quobba to Pepper Point

Shark Bay Salt will be undertaking channel maintenance via bar sweep operations in the Denham shipping channel during the above mentioned timeframes.

This works will be conducted by the Bhagwan Marine vessel 'MTS Vantage' (call sign: VZYO) and supported by the vessel 'Sea Jay'. Vessels will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. 'MTS Vantage' will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during these operations.

All Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area in the vicinity of the Denham shipping channel. Vessels not specifically contracted to perform marine operations for this work scope should keep clear of these marine operations.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Carnarvon, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 09/09/2018.
  • End date: 28/10/2018.
  • Issued: 06/09/2018.

  Notice 2018-112: Trial of AIS based monitoring and communication service, Port of Carnarvon (Shark Bay)

Port of Carnarvon (Shark Bay)

Mariners are advised that the Department of Transport is conducting a trial of an AIS based monitoring and communication service in and around the Port 0f Carnarvon (Shark Bay).

Mariners are required to follow all instructions received via AIS messaging relating to port operations and port access.

Vessels may be contacted during this trial for test purpose.

Please email any queries relating to the trial to port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Carnarvon, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 22/08/2018.
  • End date: 01/11/2018.
  • Issued: 14/08/2018.

  Notice 2018-107: Carnarvon Fascine, maintenance dredging works

Carnarvon Fascine channel

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the Carnarvon Fascine Channel will commence in early August 2018 and will proceed until approximately late September 2018.

  • Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Saturday between the hours of 0600 and 1800 hours.

The works are being carried out by the 21 metre cutter suction dredge 'Community Spirit', equipped with a floating pipeline up to 700 metres in length marked with orange and yellow buoys which will display rhythmic flashing lights and/or reflective markers. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors and spuds to move. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours for the duration of the works.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

Before transiting the area, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequency:

  • VHF Channel 16.

Mariner are reminded that a large sandbar has encroached the Carnarvon Fascine restricting navigation and that navigation aids in the area should not be relied upon for safe navigation. For further information refer to;

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

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

  • Start date: Early August 2018.
  • End date: 30/09/2018.
  • Issued: 02/08/2018.

  Notice 2018-64: Point Murat Naval Jetty unlit

Point Murat Naval Jetty, Northwest Cape

Mariners are advised that the lights on the Point Murat Navy Jetty will be turned off from 20 April - 1 October 2018. The jetty structure will remain unlit during the above period.

  • Location: 21 49.00'S 114 11.5'E.
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 900 - Exmouth.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Mark Beal Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 20/04/2018.
  • End date: 01/10/2018.
  • Issued: 19/04/2018.

  Notice 2018-23: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Carnarvon

Port of Carnarvon

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

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.

  Notice 2017-68: Sand movement, Carnarvon Fascine

Mariners are advised that a large sandbar has encroached upon the Carnarvon Fascine navigational channel entrance. The sandbar extends in an easterly direction from the entrance port beacons and can vary in size and position across the channel's entrance reducing depths and restricting navigation.

  • Navigation aids in this vicinity do not indicate a navigable channel and are not to be relied upon for navigation.
  • The large sand spit that sheltered the channel into the Fascine from sea has been breached by ocean seas and small breaking swell may be experienced through this area.

Notice 2017-68: Sand movement, Carnarvon Fascine

Photo taken: 20 March 2018

Mariners are advised that ocean access may not be possible if launching from the Fascine boat ramp. The Carnarvon Boat Harbour boat ramp is open to provide an alternative option for launching vessels.

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

  • Start date: 19/06/2016.
  • End date: UFN.
  • Issued: 19/06/2016.
  • Amended: 16/04/2018.

  Notice 2016-74: Unlit sunken Denham barge

South east of the Denham jetty

Mariners are advised that a barge has sunk approximately 1.4 km to the south east of the Denham jetty, approximately 130 metres from the shore.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA661 - Shark Bay

The above barge is unlit and submerged at high tide.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above sunken barge.

Authorised by: Mark Beal A/Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 13/07/2016.
  • End date: UFN
  • Issued: 13/07/2016.

  Notice 2015-37: Drifting jetty timbers, Norwest Whaling Jetty, Carnarvon

Drifting jetty timbers

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).

  • Latitude: 24 52.983's, Longitude: 113 37.867'e.
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA982 - Carnarvon.

Mariners are to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

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

  • Issued: 11/02/2015.

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