Goldfields/Esperance notices

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Event: New Year's Eve pyrotechnics display - Esperance Bay

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Christopher J Mather, delegate of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Transport, hereby close the following area of water to all vessels between 5.00 pm and 10.00 pm on Friday 31 December 2021.

Area of closure: Esperance Bay

All the waters within a 250 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 33° 51.663’S, 121° 54.093’E (approximately 930 metres south of the Tanker Jetty).

Conditions of closure:

  • No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
  • Bona-fide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;
  • Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

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

Chart reference: Aus119 – Approaches to Esperance

  • Start date: 31/12/2021.
  • End date: 31/12/2021.
  • Issued: 07/12/2021
  • Number: Not2021 - 163

  Advice: Dredging works – Bandy Creek Boat Harbor – ‘Cooper II’

Description: Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour will commence late May 2021 and will proceed until approximately 1 October 2021.

Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Saturday between the hours of 0700 and 1800hrs, with provision to take place during hours of darkness if required.  

The works are being carried out by the 22m cutter suction dredge “Cooper II”, equipped with a 60-metre floating pipeline marked with orange buoys which will display rhythmic flashing lights. 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 navigating past the dredge, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies: 

VHF Channel 16.

Marine 27 MHz Channel 90.

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

•    Start date: Late May 2021.
•    End date: 01/10/2021.
•    Issued: 03/06/2021.
•    Number: 2021-76.

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