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Notice 2019 - 57: Bandy Creek Boat Harbour dredging
Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour will commence late April 2019 and will proceed until 15 September 2019.
Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Friday between the hours of 0600 and 1800hrs, Saturday between the hours of 0600 and 1400hrs, 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
- UHF Channel 15
- Marine 27 MHz Channel 90
Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Alicia Mc Carron, A/Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date: Late April 2019
- End date: 15/09/2019
- Issued: 15/04/2019
Notice 2014-218: Jetty debris, Esperance Tanker Jetty
Esperance Bay and surrounding waters
Mariners and swimmers are advised that debris from the Esperance Tanker Jetty (including large timber pylons) may be adrift within Esperance Bay and surrounding waters.
Mariners are also advised that due to safety concerns:
The adjacent Esperance Bay water ski area to the north of the Tanker Jetty has been revoked until further notice.
Boating and swimming is prohibited within 50 metres of the northern and southern sides of the Esperance Tanker Jetty (including within those waters directly under it), extending from the shore to the commencement of the existing dive area at the seaward end of the Tanker Jetty.
Alternative ski areas are available at Woody Lake and Lake Qualliup. The dive area at the seaward end of the Tanker Jetty will remain open to diving.
Please report any sightings to the Port of Esperance, the Shire of Esperance or the Department of Transport - Esperance office (08 9076 2103).
Chart Reference: RAN Chart AUS119 - Approaches to Esperance.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.
Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Issued: 17/12/2014.
- Amended: 31/10/2017