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  Notice 2020-11: Geraldton Australia Day 2020: closure of waters, pyrotechnics display, City of Greater Geraldton

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Sunday 26th January 2020 (Australia Day Fireworks).

Geraldton Port: Area of Closure - All of the foreshore waters contained within the Geraldton Town Beach area commencing at the end of the southern spur groyne, at Batavia Coast Marina breakwater at 28° 46.160'S, 114° 36.522'E, then south west to the western side of the offshore breakwater at  28° 46.267'S, 114° 36.120'E, then south west to the end of the Geraldton Port eastern breakwater at 28° 46.344'S, 114° 36.137'E, then south along the edge of the breakwater to the Town Beach boat ramp.

Conditions of closure

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area during the closure period.

Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from this 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.

  • Start date: 26/01/2020
  • End Date: 26/01/2020
  • Issued: 15/01/2020

Approved by: Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport

  Notice 2019-155: 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 March 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: 30/03/2020
  • Issued: 19/12/2019

  Notice 2013-78: 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.

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  • Issue date: 31/05/2013.

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