Geographical limits of smooth and partially smooth waters

The Minister for Transport has approved minor changes to Schedule 1 of the W.A. Marine (Certificates of Competency and Safety Manning) Regulations 1983.

These changes update the descriptions for the geographic limits of WA's smooth and partially smooth waters for domestic commercial vessel operations to give more detail and more accurate coordinates, and to reflect some slight boundary changes. Plans for each location have also been amended.

  Geographical limits of partially smooth waters ('D' area)

In early 2018, slight changes were made to the descriptions of D areas (known as partially smooth waters) to give more detail and more accurate coordinates. The Kuri Bay boundary was changed slightly to better align with the perpendicular for ease of reference.

The following plans show the boundaries of partially smooth waters at various locations along the Western Australian coastline.

'D' areas are the operational areas suitable for use by domestic commercial vessels in Service Category Class D or higher in the commercial vessel service category system. For further information on Service Categories, please go to the AMSA website page: 'Service Categories'.

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MAC_P_PSW_BoundaryFremantle.pdf icon Boundary of partially smooth waters: Fremantle Kb
MAC_P_PSW_Albany.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Albany Kb
MAC_P_PSW_BroomeRoebuckBay.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Broome - Roebuck Bay Kb
MAC_P_PSW_Dampier.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Dampier Kb
MAC_P_PSW_Derby.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Derby Kb
MAC_P_PSW_FremantleAreaNorthern.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Fremantle Area - Northern Kb
MAC_P_PSW_FremantleAreaCentral.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Fremantle Area - Central Kb
MAC_P_PSW_FremantleAreaSouthern.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Fremantle Area - Southern Kb
MAC_P_PSW_KoolanIsYampiSound.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Koolan Island - Yampi Sound Kb
MAC_P_PSW_KuriBay.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Kuri Bay Kb
MAC_P_PSW_LakeArgyle.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Lake Argyle Kb
MAC_P_PSW_PortWalcott.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Port Walcott Kb
MAC_P_PSW_WyndhamCambridgeGulf.pdf icon Limit of partially smooth waters: Wyndham - Cambridge Gulf Kb

  Geographical limits of smooth waters ('E' area)

In early 2018, slight changes were made to the descriptions of E areas (known as smooth waters) to give more detail and more accurate coordinates. There were also some slight changes to the geographical limits to reflect new maritime facilities at Geraldton, and to align with landmarks in Port Hedland and Carnarvon. The following plans show the boundaries of smooth waters at various locations along the Western Australian coastline.

E areas are the operational areas suitable for use by domestic commercial vessels in Service Category Class E or higher in the commercial vessel service category system. Class E vessels may operate only within smooth waters only. For further information on Service Categories, please go to the AMSA website page: 'Service Categories'.

Opens in a new window Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA): Service categories
MAC_P_SW_AlbanyOyster.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Albany: Oyster Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_AlbanyPrincessRoyal.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Albany: Princess Royal Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_BunburyLeschenaultCasuarinaKoombana.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Bunbury: Bunbury Inner Harbour, Leschenault Inlet Casuarina Boat Harbour and Koombana Bay Kb
MAC_P_SW_CarnarvonFascine.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Carnarvon: Carnarvon Fishing Boat Harbour and The Fascine Kb
MAC_P_SW_Esperance.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Esperance: Esperance Inner Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_FremantleSuccessChallenger.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Fremantle: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Success Boat Harbour and Challenger Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_FremantleRousHead.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Fremantle: Fremantle Inner Harbour and Rous Head Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_FremantleJervoiseBay.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Fremantle: Jervoise Bay Boat Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_GeraldtonBataviaChampionBay.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Geraldton: Geraldton Harbour, Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour, Batavia Coast Marina and Champion Bay Kb
MAC_P_SW_NorthernHillarysBH.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Perth Northern: Hillarys Boat Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_NorthernMindarieKeysM.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Perth Northern: Mindarie Keys Marina Kb
MAC_P_SW_NorthernOceanReefBH.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Perth Northern: Ocean Reef Boat Harbour Kb
MAC_P_SW_PortHedlandEntrance.pdf icon Limit of smooth waters Port Hedland: Port Hedland Harbour and Entrance Kb

 

Page last updated: Fri Jun 29 2018 8:44:14 AM