Navigational warnings

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

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  16/11/2018: Peel Inlet, Port marker, unlit

A Port navigation aid approximately midway between the entrance to the Murray and Serpentine Rivers and the entrance to Sticks Channel, Peel Inlet has been reported to be unlit.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.

  • Chart reference: WA 848 and WA913.

  15/11/2018: Leeman porthand marker buoy missing

A porthand marker buoy adjacent to the Illyarrie boat ramp Leeman is missing.

  • Location: 29 56.167'S, 114 58.6472'E (adjacent to the Illyarrie boat ramp Leeman).
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA705 - Leeman.

  12/11/2018: Ocean Reef Boat Harbour, 8 knot speed area marker buoy missing

The unlit yellow special mark spar buoy, special mark 16 is missing from its location.

  • Location: Lat 31 45.5062' S, Long 115 43.4948' E Ocean Reef.

Approximately 150 metres North of Ocean Reef Boat Harbour Groyne.

  • Chart: WA 986.

Mariners are advised to navigate safely within this area of speed area limit.

  16/10/2018: Unlit platform, Bambara Platform, East Barrow Island

Bambara Production Platform - East of Barrow Island at coordinates - Latitude 20 32. 8239' S - Longitude 115 36.2916' E, is reported as unlit (intermittent operation of the light):

  • Light: Mo (U) Y 18 m 10 M.
  • Location: Latitude 20 32. 8239' S - Longitude 115 36. 2916' E.
  • Charts: AUS 327; AUS 742.

  02/07/2018: Rocky Bay, East Cardinal Mark, Swan River, missing

Rocky Bay - Lit Pile 6 - Rocky Bay East Cardinal mark in front of the Swan Yacht Club is missing and a small temporary East Cardinal buoy has been put in its place Group Flashing 3.

  • Location: 32 01.45'S, 115 45.680'E.
  • Chart: Department of Transport Chart WA 898 Swan and Canning Rivers.

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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.


Page last updated: Fri Nov 16 2018 3:19:06 PM