Kimberley TNTM

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  Notice 2018-125: Wyndham Cambridge Gulf - decommissioning of marker buoys secondary channel to Roe Bank

Secondary Channel to Roe Bank, Cambridge Gulf, Port of Wyndham

Mariners are advised of the following 4 navigational aids in the Secondary Channel to Roe Bank, Cambridge Gulf, Port of Wyndham have been decommissioned and the Secondary Channel has been discontinued:

Secondary Channel No. 1 Raft Buoy (Starboard):

  • Location: 15 20.000'S, 128 6.63E.
  • Light characteristics: Fl G 3s.

Secondary Channel No. 3 Raft Buoy (Starboard):

  • Location: 15 19.833'S, 128 6.525E.
  • Light characteristics: Fl G 3s.

Secondary Channel No. 4 Raft Buoy (Port):

  • Location: 15 19.700'S, 128 6.453E.
  • Light characteristics: Fl R 3s.

Secondary Channel No. 5 Raft Buoy (Starboard):

  • Location: 15 19.805'S, 128 6.376E.
  • Light characteristics: Fl G 3s.

All of the above buoys will be physically removed as soon as is practical and further notice issued on completion.

  • Chart reference: RAN Chart AUS32 - Cambridge Gulf.

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

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 14/09/2018.

  Notice 2018-101: Wyndham Cambridge Gulf, alteration of Hare Channel navigational aids

Hare Channel, Cambridge Gulf, Port of Wyndham

Mariners are advised of the following alterations to navigational aids in Hare Channel, Cambridge Gulf, Port of Wyndham.

The Hare Channel southern navigation leads (previously unlit) have been lit:

Hare Channel southern front lead:

  • Location: 15 24.99'S, 128 7.14E.
  • Light characteristics: Oc 3s 8M.

Hare Channel southern rear lead:

  • Location: 15 26.1'S, 128 7.63E.
  • Light characteristics: Oc 10s 10M.

The Hare Channel No. 2 port beacon light characteristics have been altered:

  • Location: 15 17.89'S, 128 5.05E.
  • Previous light characteristics: Fl (2) R 4s.
  • New light characteristics: Fl R 3s 3M.

Chart Reference: RAN Chart AUS32 - Cambridge Gulf

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 13/07/2018.

  Notice 2018-57: Comber Rock, isolated danger beacon missing

Comber Rock, Parakeet Channel, Port of Yampi Sound

Mariners are advised that the isolated danger mark (Fl (2) 5s) on Comber Rock has been reported missing.

A temporary East Cardinal Navigational marker has been put in place. The temporary marker is currently damaged, unlit and without a topmark

  • Location: 16 6.403'S, 123 39.597'E.
  • Chart reference: AUS 40 - Yampi Sound.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting Parakeet Channel or adjacent area.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Yampi Sound, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 17/10/2018

  Notice 2018-16: 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:

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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 port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au 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

  Notice 2015-60: 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.

  Notice 2014-52: 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.

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