Goldfields/Esperance notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Goldfields/Esperance region.

 Advice:  Dredging Works - Bandy Creek Boat Harbour - 'Cooper II'

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at Bandy Creek Boat Harbour will commence late-March 2023 and will proceed until approximately late-August 2023.

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

The works are being carried out by the 22m cutter suction dredge “Cooper II”, equipped with 400m of floating & submerged pipeline marked with yellow buoys, displaying rhythmic flashing lights. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors and spuds to move. Dredged material will be disposed on the beach to the east of the boat harbour.

The dredge and connected pipeline will remain unmanned 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 at all times.

Mariners unsure of where to safely pass the dredge vessel are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

VHF Channel 16 & 74

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Chart reference: AUS119 - Approaches to Esperance
Location: -33: 50.120'S  121: 55.959'E
Start date: 3/30/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 8/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5622

 Advice:  Installation of 2 x Subsurface AWAC Logger Moorings - Eucla Vicinity

Mariners are advised that 2 x subsurface AWAC logger moorings will be temporarily deployed around 17 April 2023 in the Eucla Vicinity at the following locations:

31° 51.047’ S 128° 42.000’ E
31° 50.503’ S 128° 44.847’ E

The above AWAC Loggers will be deployed using an A-frame/davit and will be attached to a subsurface rope equipped with a yellow surface float.

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

Recovery date: 30 April 2023
Location: -31: 50.7758'S  128: 43.4425'E
Start date: 4/17/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 4/30/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/21/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5629
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 10:29:14 AM