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  Notice 2018-83: Hydrographic Survey AWEP, Torbay Vicinity, Business Class

Albany Wave Energy Project, Torbay Vicinity

Mariners are advised that hydrographic survey works across the offshore sites associated with the Albany Wave Energy Project are scheduled to be conducted between 21st May and 6th June 2018.

The survey area is approximately 1.5 km offshore of the Sandpatch Windfarm (Torbay vicinity, near Port Hughes), southwest of Albany.

Refer to the following pictorial of the survey route:

Albany Wave Energy Project - survey route

These works will be conducted by survey vessel 'Business Class' (specifications: 22.5 metres x 6 metres), with call sign VHW4699. Survey operations will be performed 12 hours a day with 'Business Class' standing by over-night in close proximity.

The scope of the survey works will include swath bathymetry, multi beam & single beam echo sounder, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling in addition to ground truthing with a grab sampler. Refraction and environmental sampling will follow.

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 channels 14 and 16 during operating hours.

For further information regarding these survey works, please contact: Project Manager - Anthony Pyne, apyne@egssurvey.com.au 0410 837 360.

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

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

  • Start date: 21/05/2018
  • End date: 06/06/2018
  • Issued: 10/05/2018.

  Notice 2018-81: Ploughing Works - Emu Point Boat Harbour Entrance Channel

Emu Point Boat Harbour Entrance Channel, Albany

Mariners are advised that ploughing works at the Emu Point Boat Harbour entrance channel are scheduled to commence in mid May 2018 and will proceed until approximately Friday 15 June 2018.

Ploughing will occur Monday to Friday from 6 am to 6 pm daily. The navigable channel will be maintained whenever possible, however these works may cause some disruption to vessel traffic.

The works will be undertaken by the work vessel 'Harbour Provider' which is fitted with a large trailing bucket to shift seabed material. Submerged equipment will trail approximately 20-25 metres behind 'Harbour Provider' whilst working, presenting a potential navigational obstruction and restricting ability to manoeuvre.

All vessels taking part in these works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

Prior to navigating past 'Harbour Provider', mariners are requested to contact the operators who will monitor the following marine radio frequencies during operating hours:

  • VHF Channel 73
  • Marine 27 MHz Channel 90

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

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

  • Start date: mid May 2018
  • End date: 15/06/2018.
  • Issued: 10/05/2018.
  • Amended: 29/05/2018

  Notice 2017-112: Albany wave rider buoy, Sand Patch

Sand Patch, Albany

Mariners are advised that a wave rider buoy is scheduled to be deployed on 12 October 2017 at the following location, approximately 700 metres from the shore at Sand Patch, Albany.

  • Location: 35 04.020'S, 117 46.560'E.

The above wave rider buoy is yellow in colour, approximately 1.1 metre in diameter, and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

  • Flash rate: Fl (5) Y 20s.
  • Recovery date: 12 October 2019.

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

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/ Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 12/10/2017.
  • End date: 12/10/2019.
  • Issued: 10/10/2017.

  Notice 2017-97: AWAC, Emu Point, King George Sound, Port of Albany

Emu Point, King George Sound, Port of Albany

Mariners are advised that an AWAC (Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler) has been deployed at the following location in the Emu Point vicinity, King George Sound in the Port of Albany.

  • Location: 35 0.220'S, 117 56.681'E.
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart 1083 - Albany.

The above instrument is mounted on a triangular pyramid frame (1.6 metres base, 0.5 metre height) on the seabed in approximately 5 metres water depth.

  • Recovery date: 31 August 2018.

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

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: 31/08/2018.
  • Issued: 07/09/2017.

  Notice 2016-26: 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.

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