Goldfields/Esperance TNTM

View the Temporary Notices To Mariners in the Goldfields/Esperance region

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  Notice 2017-121: Bandy Creek boat ramp works

Mariners are advised that works to upgrade the north lane of the Bandy Creek Boat Ramp have commenced and are expected to be completed by Friday 24 November 2017.

These works will take place using a land based excavator and crane.

Works will occur during daylight hours, Monday to Saturday with the provision to work on Sundays as required. The north lane of the boat ramp will be closed during these works but the south lane will remain open at all times.

Chart Reference: AUS Chart 119 Approaches to Esperance.

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above operations and consider using alternative boat launching facilities at Town Beach during anticipated peak periods.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 06/11/2017.
  • End date: 24/11/2017.
  • Issued: 9/04/2017.

  Notice 2017-99: Port of Esperance, Inner Harbour, special marker buoys

Port of Esperance, inner harbour breakwater vicinity

Mariners are advised that two special marker buoys are scheduled to be deployed in the Port of Esperance, in the vicinity of the inner harbour breakwater, in mid-September at the following locations:

  • Breakwater: 33 52.060'S, 121 54.651'E
  • Seaward: 33 52.116'S, 121 54.963'E

The above special marker buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 1.5 metres in height, equipped with flashing yellow lights, and will be deployed annually from mid-September to mid-April.

  • Flash rate: Fl Y

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above special marker buoys.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: mid-September 2017.
  • End date: mid-April 2018.
  • Issued: 08/09/2017.

  Notice 2017-71: Esperance shark monitoring buoys

West Beach and Kelp Beds Beach, Esperance vicinity

Mariners are advised that two (2) shark monitoring buoys have been installed at the following design locations until further notice:

  • Location 1: 33 52.928'S, 121 52.733'E (West Beach).
  • Location 2: 33 50.358'S, 122 00.823'E (Kelp Beds Beach).
  • Chart reference: Chart AUS 119 - Approaches to Esperance.

The above shark monitoring buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 2 metres in height and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

  • Flash rate: Fl Y 4s 2M.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above shark monitoring buoys.

Authorised by: Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 26/06/2017
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 26/06/2017.

  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

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