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  Warning: Siltation at Murchison River

Due to recent weather events, siltation has occurred in the mouth of the Murchison River. The river entrance may not be navigable. The navigational channel has reduced to approximately 3m in width and water depths have been significantly decreased. 

Mariners are requested to reconsider the necessity to go boating and advised to exercise caution taking note of tide and wave conditions.  

Location: 27 42.50624' S 114 9.56610' E

  • Issued: 03/08/2021
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart 976 Kalbarri
  • 2021 - 101


  Event: Closure of Waters to Boating and Swimming, Pyrotechnics Display, Geraldton Port

Description: 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 between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Saturday 7th August 2021.

Geraldton Port

Area of Closure: All the waters within a 500 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately    28 46.378'S, 114 36.171'E (Geraldton Port eastern breakwater).

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 939 Geraldton.

  • Start date: 07/08/2021.
  • End date: 08/08/2021.
  • Issued: 27/7/2021.
  • Number: Not2021 - 97.

  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

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