Navigational warnings

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

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  19/07/2018: Rottnest Island, Point Clune, temporary port marker buoy offstation

The temporary port marker buoy which has been placed adjacent to the submerged port marker buoy at Point Clune is reported to be offstation.

  • Location: Vicinity of 31 59.119'S, 115 31.367'E.
  • Chart: WA 412 - Rottnest Island.

  19/07/2018: Rottnest Island, Geordie Bay, temporary port marker buoy offstation and unlit

The temporary port marker buoy which has been placed adjacent to the damaged second port marker in the Geordie Bay channel (which has snapped off and is positioned just below the water line) is reported to be offstation.

  • Location: Vicinity of 31 59.341'S, 115 31.179'E.
  • Chart: WA 412 - Rottnest Island.

  18/07/2018: Meelup Beach, Dunsborough area, motorised vessels prohibited area, Starboard Buoy offstation

The inner Starboard buoy at the Meelup Beach boat ramp is offstation. Boaters are advised to be aware when navigating to and from the boat ramp.

  • Chart: WA 966.

  17/07/2018: Serpentine River, Marker 4 leaning over and underwater

The second starboard mark after the West Cardinal mark at the fork of the entrance to the Murray and Serpentine rivers is laying over and under water. Boaters are advised to be careful when navigating through this area as the beacon poses a submerged hazard.

  • Chart: WA 848.

  11/06/2018: Abbey Boat ramp, jetty light Busselton, unlit

The jetty light on end of the small jetty at the Abbey Beach Boat Ramp is not working. The jetty is completely unlit and may cause a hazard to unsuspecting boaters.

  • Chart: WA 966 Cape Naturaliste.

  12/07/2018: Kalbarri entrance buoy spar Port 2 top mark missing

The first Port hand mark heading into the Murchison River at Kalbarri has its top mark missing and is hard to see in swells.

  • Location: 27 42.4'S 114 9.547'E.
  • Chart: WA 976.

  11/07/2018: Broome, Gantheaume Point, lit North Cardinal is unlit

The North Cardinal Marker out from Cable Beach near Gantheaume Point in Broome is unlit and the Day Shape is missing.

Mariners are advised not to rely on this mark during hours of darkness.

  • Location: 17 56.933'S 122 11.633'E.
  • Chart: AUS 51.

  10/07/2018: Point Clune Port Hand Buoy Rottnest Island destroyed and unlit

The Point Clune Port mark on the approach to Geordie Bay Rottnest Island has been destroyed by recent storms. A small temporary lit buoy has been installed in the location to mark the channel. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in in this area.

  • Location: 31 59.119'S 115 31.367'E.
  • Chart: WA 412 and AUS 112.

  10/07/2018: Geordie Bay Port Marker No. 4 leaning over and underwater

The second Port marker in the channel into Geordie Bay has snapped off and is positioned just below the water line and is a danger to boaters. A small Port Hand Buoy has been placed on the channel side of the hazard to mark the channel. Boaters are advised to take extra caution in this area.

  • Location: 31 59.341'S 115 31.179'E.
  • Chart: WA 412.

  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.

  23/06/2018: Murray River, Forrest Highway Bridge, marker 21 leaning over

The starboard mark on the upstream side of the bridge over the Murray River near Pinjarra Road is leaning over.

  • Chart: WA 848.

  21/06/2018: Beadon Creek No. 6 Port buoy reported to be offstation

The no. 6 port buoy on the entry to Beadon Creek in the Port of Onslow has been pulled out of line to the west which has reduced the width of the channel

  • Location: 21 38.431'S, 115 7.938'E.
  • Chart: AUS 64 - Approaches to Onslow.

  20/06/2018: Canning River, unlit marker 36, Prisoner Point South offstation

The starboard mark just south of the Shelley Sailing Club It has snapped off at water level and presents a hazard to navigation. An isolated danger mark has been deployed at the site.

  • Chart: WA 898.

  07/06/2018: Lost ships anchor and cable - Bunbury Anchorage

Mariners are advised that the MV Marlin V has lost an anchor and approximately 8 shackles of cable NW of Bunbury Anchorage 'D' in approximate position:

  • Lat 33 15S Long 115 33E.
  • Chart: AUS 115 & WA 859.

  28/05/2018: Lost anchor - Bunbury Anchorage 'B'

'MV Transfriendship I' has lost an anchor and an uncertain amount of cable at Bunbury Anchorage 'B', in the following approximate position:

  • Location: A:33-16.93S 115-35.02E; B:33-16.97S,115-35.01E;
    C:33-17.02S,115-35.20E; D:33-16.94S ,115-35.20E.
  • Chart: WA 859 - Bunbury to Port Geographe.

Mariners are advised to temporarily avoid anchoring in this area until the removal of said anchor and cable due to the possibility of fouling.

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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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