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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 September 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: 01/09/2021.
• Issued: 03/06/2021.
• Number: 2021-76.
Advice: Upgrade Works, Esperance Town Boat Ramp
Mariners are advised that works to upgrade the Esperance Town Boat Ramp are scheduled to commence on Monday 17 May 2021 and are expected to be completed by Friday 13 August 2021.
Access to the boat ramp will remain closed during these works.
The works will be conducted over water, 7 days / week, 7.00am to 5.00pm using a barge (specs: 12m x 7.6m) and support vessels as required.
The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow light. Unlit piles will be located within the confines of the works area.
All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.
Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the vicinity of the Esperance Town Boat Ramp and keep well clear of the above operations. An alternative boat ramp is located at Bandy Creek Boat Harbor.
Location: 33° 51.829’S, 121° 53.657’E.
Chart reference: Chart AUS119 – Approaches to Esperance.
- Start date: 17/05/2021.
- End date: 13/08/2021.
- Issued: 05/05/2021.
- Number: 2021-67.