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  Notice 2019-12: Closure of waters to boating and swimming pyrotechnics display, Carnarvon Fascine, City of Carnarvon

Carnarvon Fascine

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A (b) of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels and prohibit swimming between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Area of Closure: All the waters within a 200 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately.

24 53.182'S, 113 39.124'E (approximately 230 metres southeast of the Carnarvon Tramway Footbridge).

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;

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.

Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 26/01/2019.
  • End date: 26/01/2019.
  • Issued: 10/01/2019.

  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 around 31 March 2019.

  • 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: 31/03/2019.
  • Issued: 02/08/2018.

  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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