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Warning: Kununurra navigational marker buoys unlit, damaged and missing
The following navigational marker buoys at Kununurra are reported to be damaged or submerged.
- Lake Kununurra Port Buoy 8: 15° 49.961'S, 128° 44.717'E (reported to be partially submerged)
- Lily Creek Lagoon - Port Buoy 10: 15° 47.484'S, 128° 44.039'E (reported to be snapped at top mark and bent over)
- Lily Creek Lagoon - Jabiru Channel Port Buoy 8: 15° 47.663'S, 128° 44.089'E (reported to be partially submerged)
- Lily Creek Lagoon - Jabiru Channel Starboard Buoy 7: 15° 47.747'S, 128° 43.999'E (marker light has been reported as snapped and bent over.)
- Lily Creek Lagoon - Starboard Buoy 15: 15° 47.308'S, 128° 44.156'E ((reported to be partially submerged)
Event: Lake Argyle Adventure Race, Lake Argyle, Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Mariners are hereby advised that between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Friday 28 August 2020 and Saturday 29 August 2020, approximately 120 swimmers and paddlers will be competing in the approved 2020 “Lake Argyle Adventure Race” event taking place in the following areas:
Swim commencing from Bamboo Cove heading south to a point adjacent to Ord River Dam and return. Paddle commencing from Bamboo Cove heading southeast past the south and eastern side of Chinyin Island and return.
Paddle commencing from the Ord River Dam and finishing 13 kilometres downstream.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in these areas while the event is taking place.
Location: 16° 7.062’S, 128° 44.530’E
- Start date: 28/08/2020.
- End date: 29/08/2020.
- Issued: 04/08/2020
- Number: Not2020-73
Warning: Decommissioning Entrance Point leads - Gantheaume Point, Broome
Mariners are advised that the navigational aid leads at Entrance Point, Broome are to be removed and not replaced.
The original installation of the leads was to assist shipping movements to the port however recent improvements to navigational aids in the area have removed the continued requirement of these leads.
These leads were not installed as a safe track to and from the Entrance Point boat ramp area as they may bring you onto rocks at low water between the deep-water channel and the beach.
Chart reference: AUS 51 – Broome
Advice: Comber Rock East Cardinal Buoy
Mariners are advised that an East Cardinal Buoy has been permanently installed at Comber Rock at the following location:
- Location: 16° 6.419'S, 123° 39.657'E
The existing isolated danger beacon has been decommissioned and is no longer in place.
- Chart reference: AUS 40 - Yampi Sound
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting Parakeet Channel or the adjacent area.
Capt. Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Yampi Sound, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date: 09/05/2019.
- End date: Permanent.
- Issued: 09/05/2019.
- Number: 2019-65.
Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Yampi Sound
Port of Yampi Sound
Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:
- Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
- Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Yampi Sound Pilot Exemption Certificate.
Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Yampi Sound, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date: 08/02/2018
- End date:
- Issued: 08/02/2018
- Number: 2018-16.
Advice: Restricted access, Koolan Island mine site
Koolan Island mine site
Mariners are advised that access to the Koolan Island mine site is restricted due to navigation and marine safety dangers.
- Location: 16° 8.05's, 123° 44.03'e.
- Chart Reference: Chart AUS40.
For further details please contact Mt Gibson Iron on mobile: 0434 738 012.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area and are requested to keep a minimum of 500 metres away from the area.
Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port Yampi Sound.
- End date: Until further notice.
- Issued: 17/03/2015.
- Number: 2015-60.
Advice: Navigational hazard mooring buoy, Cockatoo Island, Port of Yampi Sound
Port of Yampi Sound, Cockatoo Island
Mariners are advised that a mooring buoy has been installed in Cockatoo Island at the following location and will remain in place until further notice. As plotted on AUS Chart 41, Datum WGS84, Printed 24 October 2008.
- Latitude: 16° 6.04'S Longitude: 123° 36.618'E.
The buoy replaced the previous Dolphin 1A at Cockatoo wharf. The anchor blocks of the buoy are set on shore and the mooring buoy is marked with two flotation buoys.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Authorised by: Captain Mark Gooderham, Harbour Master, Port Yampi Sound.
- Start date: 05/12/2013.
- End date: Until further notice.
- Issued: 12/02/2014.
- Number: 2014-52.