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  Warning: Harbour rear (Obelisk) lead unlit, Port Denison

Description: The Port Denison harbour rear (obelisk) lead is reported to be unlit

Location: 29° 16.642'S, 114° 54.918'E

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA963 – Dongara – Port Denison

Issued: 15/10/2020

  Warning: Entrance channel marker buoys submerged, Kalbarri

Description: Mariners are advised that the Kalbarri Entrance No.2 Starboard Buoy and the Kalbarri Entrance Buoy Spar Port 2 at the entrance to the Murchison River are reported to become submerged or semi submerged during medium to large swells at which times they may not be visible. The Kalbarri Entrance No.2 Starboard Buoy is also without it's top mark.


  • Kalbarri Entrance No.2 Starboard Buoy: 27° 42.383'S, 114° 9.544'E
  • Kalbarri Entrance Buoy Spar Port 2: 27° 42.401'S, 114° 9.548'E

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA976 – Kalbarri

Issued:  08/09/2020

  Warning: Boiler Reef starboard/sector beacon flashing irregularly

The Boiler Reef starboard/sector beacon offshore from Jurien Bay, and to the north of Boullanger Island, is reported to be flashing with an irregular light character. It is reported to be flashing green followed by a yellow glow.

  • Location: 30° 18.055'S, 114° 59.699'E
  • Chart: Department of Transport Chart WA947 – Jurien Bay

  Warning: Unlit yacht turning buoy markers - Champion Bay, Geraldton

Ten yacht turning buoys have been deployed at Champion Bay, Geraldton at the following reported locations:

  1. 28° 44.830'S, 114° 36.484'E
  2. 28° 45.101'S, 114° 36.329'E
  3. 28° 45.018'S, 114° 36.583'E
  4. 28° 45.078'S, 114° 36.619'E
  5. 28° 45.389'S, 114° 36.400'E
  6. 28° 45.568'S, 114° 36.632'E
  7. 28° 45.700'S, 114° 36.264'E
  8. 28° 46.147'S, 114° 36.242'E
  9. 28° 46.154'S, 114° 36.319'E
  10. 28° 46.340'S, 114° 36.248'E

Mariners are advised to use caution within the vicinity of these markers and that they are unlit at night.

  • Location: Champion Bay, Geraldton
  • Chart: Department of Transport Chart WA939 – Geraldton Harbour

  Advice: Dredging works, Murchison River, Kalbarri

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Murchison River will commence early January 2020 and will proceed until late July 2020.

Dredging will occur Monday to Saturday during daylight hours, with provision to undertake operations during hours of darkness if required.

The works are being carried out by a 17m cutter suction dredge “Swan V” equipped with a 40-metre floating pipeline marked by orange buoys displaying rhythmic flashing lights. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses spuds and anchors to move. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours for the duration of the works.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and signs in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

Before navigating past the dredge, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 80
  • 27Mhz Channel 80

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

Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Maritime, Department of Transport

  • Start date: 01/01/2020.
  • End Date: 30/07/2020.
  • Issued: 19/12/2019.
  • Number: 2019-155.

  Advice: Cervantes pile remnants

Caravan Park Beach, Cervantes

Mariners and swimmers are advised that the swimming platform in the gazetted boating prohibited area adjacent to the Caravan Park Beach (north of Talavera Road) has been removed by inclement weather leaving four (4) pile remnants.

These pile remnants are at times fully submerged just below the waterline.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart DMH 422 - Cervantes

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above gazetted boating prohibited area and swimmers are advised to keep clear of the pile remnants.

Authorised by: Mark Briant A/ Marine Safety Operations Director, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issue date: 31/05/2013.
  • Number: 2013-78.

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