Gascoyne TNTM

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  Notice 2018-80: Two ADCPs - Exmouth Gulf

Exmouth Gulf

Mariners are advised that two (2) Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) will be deployed on the seabed in Exmouth Gulf around 23 May 2018 at the following locations:

  • Location 1: 22 12.36'S, 114 10.17'E (Learmonth vicinity, approximately 28km south of Exmouth)
  • Location 2: 21 58.80'S, 114 18.55'E (approximately 17km east of Exmouth)

Each of the above ADCPs will be secured to a seabed frame approximately 1m x 1m x 600mm in height, and will be marked by a yellow surface buoy, approximately one (1) metre in height, and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

Chart Reference: AUS Chart 744 - Exmouth Gulf and Approaches

Recovery date: 20 June 2018

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above surface buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above ADCPs and surface buoys at all times.

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

  • Start date: 23/05/2018.
  • End date: 20/06/2018.
  • Issued: 9/05/2018.

  Notice 2018-65: Temporary mooring, Exmouth vicinity

Exmouth vicinity

Mariners are advised that a temporary mooring is scheduled to be deployed around 30 April 2018 in the Exmouth vicinity at the following location:

  • Location: 21 57.943'S, 114 9.086'E. (approximately 1km south east of the Exmouth Boat Harbour entrance)

The above temporary mooring is yellow in colour, approximately 0.80 metre in height with a diameter of 1.2 metres, and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

A series of unlit mid depth flotation buoys (approximately 12-14 metres in length and grey in colour) will be temporarily secured one at a time to the above mooring whilst awaiting transfer into lifting facilities within the Exmouth Boat Harbour.

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above temporary mooring buoy at any time.

  • Recovery date: 30 June 2018.

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

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

  • Start date: 30/04/2018.
  • End date: 30/06/2018.
  • Issued: 20/04/2018.
  • Amended: 22/05/2018

  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 m 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: Capt. 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 2016-85 Submerged hazard, entrance to the Fascine, Carnarvon

Mariners are advised that a submerged hazard has been reported North of the Entrance to the Fascine, Carnarvon.

Situated approximately 250 metres NW from the end of the sand spit, and approximately 100 metres seaward of the beach.

Location: 24 54.4'S 113 38.38'E

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

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

  • Start date: 19/08/2016.
  • End date: UFN
  • Issued: 19/08/2016.

  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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