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  Warning: Entrance to Murray / Serpentine Rivers Navigational Aid damaged

Mariners are advised the Starboard navigational marker at the entrance to the Murray / Serpentine Rivers, Peel is leaning over, partially submerged and may be unlit.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

Location: 32° 34.566’S, 115° 45.327’E.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary.

  Warning: Mends St Channel Stb Navigational Aid unlit

Mariners are advised the Starboard navigational marker nearest Mends St Jetty Perth Waters is reported to be unlit.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.

Location: 31° 58.164’S, 115° 51.239’E.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.

  Warning: Possible Debris – Murray and Serpentine Rivers

Description: Due to recent weather conditions, heavy rainfall and flooding, debris may have accumulated in various locations within the Murray and Serpentine Rivers.

Logs and debris may present a hazard to Navigation.

River users are advised to navigate with care and keep a lookout and travel at low speeds.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary.

  • Issued: 26/17/2021.
  • Number: 2021 - 98.

  Warning: Fallen trees, Murray River

Two trees approximately 10m in length are reported to have fallen into the Murray River, downstream of the Forrest Highway, and may restrict navigation in the vicinity.

Issued: 22/07/2021

  Advice: Deployment of 4 directional wave buoys – offshore Dawesville vicinity

Mariners are advised that four directional wave buoys (DWRs) will be deployed in the offshore Dawesville vicinity from mid July 2021 to July 2022 at the following locations, approximately 2 nautical miles from the shore:

  • 32.629°S, 115.580°’E
  • 32.625°S, 115.593°’E
  • 32.614°S, 115.583°’E
  • 32.610°S, 115.596°’E

The above buoys are predominantly yellow in colour (with black solar panels), approximately 0.42m in diameter and equipped with flashing yellow light

Flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s

  • Location: 32.629°S, 115.580°’E
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 755– Bouvard

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above DWRs at all times.

  • Start date: Mid July 2021
  • End date: Mid July 2022
  • Issued: 16/07/2021
  • Number: 2021-92

  Advice: Dredging works, Entrance to Murray and Serpentine Rivers - Mudlark I

Mariners are advised that dredging works at the entrance to the Murray and Serpentine River channels will commence in early May 2021 and will proceed until late August 2021. 

Dredging will occur Monday to Friday during daylight hours, with provision to undertake operations during hours of darkness as required.

The works will take place as follows (subject to change):

  • Early May:  Approaches to Murray River navigation channel
  • Mid-June:  Entrance to Murray River navigation channel 
  • Early/mid-July: Entrance to Serpentine River navigation channel 

The works will be carried out by a cutter suction dredge ‘Mudlark I’ (18m x 5m) which has no self-propulsion and uses spuds and anchors to move. 

‘Mudlark I’ will be equipped with a 40-metre floating pipeline which is connected to a barge in the disposal area.

The floating pipeline will be marked by orange buoys equipped with flashing orange lights.

The disposal area will be marked by yellow buoys equipped with flashing yellow lights.

‘Mudlark I’ and connected pipeline will be positioned away from the navigational channel outside of normal operating hours for the duration of the works. 

Before navigating past ‘Mudlark I’, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following marine radio frequencies during operating hours:

Operators will monitor VHF Channel 16 during operating hours and will use VHF Channel 77 as a working channel.

‘Mudlark I’ and the disposal barge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Please refer to the pdf link below for a site plan below outlining the dredging and disposal areas.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations and disposal area at all times.

Location: 32° 34.542'S, 115° 45.372'E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

  • Start date: early May 2021
  • End date: 31/08/2021.
  • Issued: 05/05/2021
  • Number: 2021-66
MAC_P_Dredging_Disposal_Areas_Entrance_Murray_Serpentine_Rivers.pdf icon Dredging and disposal areas: Entrance to Murray and Serpentine Rivers site plan Kb

  Warning: Grounded Vessel ‘Bambi’, Harvey Estuary, Birchmont Vicinity

Mariners are advised that a vessel (vessel name ‘Bambi’, vessel registration M&H9248, being a 7-metre steel barge) is grounded in the South-Eastern end of the Peel Harvey Estuary in the Birchmont vicinity. 
 
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above grounded vessel.
 
  • Location: 32° 44.428’S, 115° 42.648’E.
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary.
  • Issued: 18/03/2021.

  Warning: Shallowing around Port Marker adjacent to Novara Boat Ramp

Description: It has been reported that shallowing has occurred around the port marker adjacent to the Novara boat ramp.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area

Location:  32° 34.394'S, 115° 40.485'E.

Chart:   Department of Transport Chart WA848 –  Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Issued: 05/03/2020

  Warning: Submerged rocks, Waroona Dam

Southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, east of the camp ground

Mariners are advised that submerged rocks have been reported near the shore in the southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, to the east of the camp ground in the vicinity of the following coordinate:

  • Location: 32° 51.042'S, 115° 59.990'E

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the vicinity of the above submerged rocks.

Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 25/06/2019

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