Navigational warnings

View the current navigational warnings for Western Australian state coastal waters.

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  19/07/2019: Babbage Island light Carnarvon unlit

The Babbage Island light located approximately 4 kms north of the Carnarvon Marina is unlit. Mariners are advised not to rely on this light as a landfall beacon.

  • Location: 24 52.563S 113 37.872E
  • Charts: WA982 & AUS 331

  19/07/2019: Outer spur groyne starboard beacon missing - Bandy Creek, Esperance

The second starboard marker, located inside the entrance to the Bandy Creek Marina from seaward, is damaged. The light and top mark are missing and the steel pole is submerged and presents a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to navigate with care along this stretch of water.

  • Location: 33 50.075S 121 55.967E
  • Chart: AUS 119 Approaches to Esperance

  15/07/19: Woodman Channel starboard mark - Woodman 1 reported unlit

It has been reported that the starboard mark at the west end of the Woodman Point Channel, south of the western end of Woodman Point is unlit.

  • Location: 32 9.316S 115 44.089 E
  • Chart: WA 001 & AUS 117 and AUS 114

  08/07/2019: Jervoise Bay Boat Harbour starboard groyne beacon unlit

It has been reported that the starboard groyne beacon at the entrance to the Northern Jervoise Bay Boat Harbour in Cockburn Sound is unlit. Mariners are advised to take extra care when navigating through this area at night and to use all available means of lookout.

  • Location: 32 8.705S 115 45.647E
  • Charts: WA 001 & AUS 117 and AUS 114

  02/07/2019: Sunken vessel Doddies Beach Mandurah

A 7.75m fibreglass cabin cruiser has sunk on Department of Transport courtesy mooring BOO76 at Doddies Beach, Mandurah.

  • Location: 32 31.199's, 115 42.523'e
  • Chart: Department of Transport chart WA848 Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

  20/06/2019: 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

  24/05/2019: Long Island West Cardinal buoy top mark missing

The day shape for the Long Island West Cardinal at the Wallabi Group, Abrolhos Islands is missing.

  • Location: 28 27.303S  113 45.969E
  • Charts: AUS 751 and WA 999

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  About navigational warnings

Navigational warnings are issued by the Department of Transport to advise mariners of Aids to Navigation outages and marine hazards that represent an immediate risk to mariners.

These warnings are broadcast on VHF and HF radio networks throughout the state by the WA Water Police on the following networks.

  • Perth Metro VHF: Warnings and weather are scheduled for broadcast at 4:18 am, 1:18 pm and 7:18 pm (Channel 67).
  • Coast Radio Perth HF: Warnings only are scheduled for broadcasts at 2:25 pm and 6:25 pm each day (Channel 8176).
  • Coast Radio Hedland HF: Warnings only are scheduled for broadcasts at 12:25 pm and 4:25 pm each day (Channel 8176).

Cancelled, withdrawn or expired navigational warnings are regularly removed.

For Temporary Notice to Mariners relating to events, works, activities and operations that may affect navigational safety please refer to Temporary Notices To Mariners (TNTMs).

Before undertaking any boating activities, mariners are advised to check appropriate TNTMs, navigational warnings, chart corrections and current weather information.


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