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Event: New Years Eve pyrotechnics display - Hanover Bay, Albany

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels from 5.00 pm on Friday 31 December 2021 to 1.00 am on Saturday 1 January 2022.

Area of closure: Hanover Bay, Albany

All the waters within a 200 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 35 1.839'S, 117 52.913'E adjacent to ANZAC Peace Park.

Conditions of closure:

  • No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
  • Bonafide 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: Department of Transport chart 1083 Albany

  • Start date: 31/12/2021.
  • End date: 01/01/2022.
  • Issued: 08/12/2021.
  • Number: Not2021 - 167.

  Advice: Installation of environmental monitoring buoy - Oyster Harbour

Mariners are advised that an environmental monitoring buoy is scheduled to be deployed at Oyster Harbour, Albany, at the entrance to the Kalgan River, in late September 2021.

  • Flash rate: Fl Y 4s
  • Location: 34 57.854'S, 117 57.327'E

The buoy is yellow in colour approximately 600mm in diameter and equipped with flashing yellow light.

Recovery date: 31/01/2023

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA1083 - Albany

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

  • Location: 34 57.854'S, 117 57.327'E 
  • Start date: Late September 2021
  • End date: 31/01/2023
  • Issued: 14/09/2021
  • Number: 2021-124

  Advice: deployment of a Directional Wave Buoy - King George Sound

Mariners are advised that a Directional Wave Buoy will be deployed in King George Sound on the 14 December 2020 at approximately 0.35 nautical miles Southeast of Seal Island. The buoy will be in position for approximately one year. 

The Buoy will be secured to a riser float with approximately 20 metres of swing room. The riser float and the buoy are both surface floats.

The Wave Buoy is 0.42m in diameter, coloured yellow and equipped with a yellow flashing light at an interval of FY 2.5s.

No vessel is to secure to or interfere with the above buoys at any time.

  • Location: 35 04.787' S, 117 58.748' E
  • Chart reference: AUS Chart 118 - Approaches to King George Sound 

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

  • Start date:14/12/2020 
  • End date: 14/12/2021
  • Issued:  14/12/2020
  • Number: Not2020 - 113

  Advice: Special marker buoys, Wilson Inlet

Wilson Inlet, Denmark vicinity

Mariners are advised that two (2) special marker buoys have been deployed to mark submerged hazards in Wilson Inlet, Denmark vicinity as follows:

  • Poddy Point: 35 00.065's, 117 20.297'e (shallow rock, approximately 200 metres from the shore).
  • Paynes Bay: 34 59.431's, 117 20.949'e (The Reef, approximately 400 metres from the shore).
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart DMH337 - Wilson Inlet.

Each of the above buoys is yellow in colour, approximately one (1) metre in height, and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Flash rate: Fl Y 3s.

These buoys have been deployed until further notice. No vessel is to moor to, or interfere, with these buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above buoys at all times.

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

  • End date: Until Further Notice
  • Issued: 04/02/2016.
  • Number: 2016-26.

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