Peel notices

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Event: New Years Eve pyrotechnics display - Mandurah Estuary

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels on Friday 31 December 2021 from 8.45 pm to 9.15 pm and from 11.45 pm on Friday 31 December 2021 to 12.15 am on Saturday 1 January 2022.

Area of closure: Mandurah Estuary

All the waters within a 250 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 32 31901S, 115 42870E (northern end of Hall Park).

Conditions of closure:

  • No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
  • Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display and Western Australian Government vessels are exempt from the closure;
  • Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

Mariners are advised this area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics with the closure restricting access to and past the entrance to the Mandurah Canals and Mandjar Bay.

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

  • Start date: 31/12/2021.
  • End date: 31/12/2021.
  • Issued: 07/12/2021
  • Number: Not2021 - 164

Event: Aquatic Event Notification, King of the Cut, Dawesville Cut to Secret Harbour

Mariners are hereby advised that between the hours of 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Saturday 4 December 2021, approximately 200 paddlers will be participating in the approved 2021 King of the Cut event taking place from Dawesville Cut to Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in this area while the event is taking place.

Location: 32 35.978S, 115 37.754E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 913 Cape Peron to Dawesville

  • Start date: 04/12/2021.
  • End date: 04/12/2021.
  • Issued: 02/12/2021
  • Number: Not2021 - 161

Advice: Seabed Levelling Works Dawesville Entrance Channel

Mariners are advised that maintenance seabed levelling works near to the Dawesville Marina and Estuary Entrance in the Dawesville Channel will be carried out from November 30 up to December 17 2021.

Seabed levelling (sweeping) will occur seven days a week during daylight hours only.

The work will be carried out using a tug, Quest Maritime Services, Reliance pulling equipment specifically designed for sweeping the seabed. The sweeping bar is lowered from the tug using winches and will be pulled along the seabed at some distance behind the tug.

During the evenings, Reliance will be anchored in the channel, awaiting re-commencement of the works.

A support vessel, Catatude will be on site to provide survey and assist with vessel communication to the public where required. This vessel will not be operational during the evenings.

The vessels will exhibit shapes and signs in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

Before navigating past the tug, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 16 & 72

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and to remain well clear of the above operations.

Location: Dawesville

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848

  • Start date: 30/11/2021
  • End date: 17/12/2021

Warning: Logue Brook Dam, submerged signage posts

Two signposts (No Camping signs) have been reported to be submerged within Logue Brook Dam and may not be visible to vessels or swimmers.  One is located in front of the Clarke Day use area and the other is just out from Saddlebank Day use area.

Swimmers and vessel skippers are advised to exercise extreme caution and keep safe distance from the shoreline.

Location:  Logue Brook Dam, Yarloop

  • Issued: 24/11/2021
  • Number: 2021 - 424

  Advice: Dredging Works - Northern Entrance to Port Mandurah canals

Mariners are advised that sand accretion has built up at the northern entrance to the Port Mandurah Canals reducing the channel width and depth. Temporary navigational aids have been installed. 

Sand dredging works inside the northern entrance to the Port Mandurah Canals will commence in September 2021 and proceed until mid-December 2021.

Dredging will occur on Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am and 6pm. 

The works will be carried out by the cutter suction dredge Swan V which has no self-propulsion and uses anchors to move, a 50 metre floating pipeline is connected to the stern of the dredge which is marked by orange buoys equipped with rhythmic orange lights operating at night.

For the duration of the works the dredge and pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours. 

When traversing the area mariners are requested to contact the dredge operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies.

  • VHF Channel 12 or Marine 27 MHz Channel 90.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collision at Sea Regulations 1983.

Mariners are advised to slow down, reduce wash, and navigate with caution when transiting the area. Please keep well clear of the above dredging operations at all times.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above monitoring buoy.

  • Location: 32 31.842'S, 115 42.858'E 
  • Start date: September 2021
  • End date: Mid December 2021
  • Issued: 14/09/2021
  • Number: 2021-125

  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.

  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:

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

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: 32.629S, 115.580E
  • 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

  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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