Peel TNTM

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  Notice 2019-82: Installation of starboard marker buoy near fallen tree log - upper reaches Murray River, Ravenswood

Upper reaches Murray River, Ravenswood

Mariners are advised that a lit starboard marker buoy has been installed at the extremity of a fallen tree log in the upper reaches of the Murray River, Ravenswood at the following location: 

  • Location: 32° 35.516'S, 115° 51.779'E (approximately 10km upstream from the Forrest Highway Bridge)
  • Flash rate: Fl G 3s

The fallen tree log is partially submerged to the south of the starboard mark. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 15/07/2019.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 16/07/2019.

  Notice 2019-78: Logs and debris in inland waters

Due to recent weather conditions, strong winds and heavy rainfall has caused fallen trees and debris to accumulate in various locations in the inland waters of the Swan and Canning, and Murray and Serpentine Rivers.

The logs and debris may present a hazard to navigate.

River users are advised to navigate with care and keep a lookout for semi submerged logs and debris.

Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 28/06/2019.

  Notice 2019-76: 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

  Notice 2019-75: Dredging works at northern entrance to Port Mandurah canals

Mariners are advised that sand dredging works inside the northern entrance to the Port Mandurah canals will commence in early July 2019 and proceed until mid/late August 2019.

Dredging will occur on Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am and 6pm, with provision to take place on Saturdays as required.

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 at all times.

Mariners are advised to reduce wash, navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above operations when transiting the area.

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

  • Start date: 01/07/2019.
  • End date: 31/08/2019.
  • Issued: 24/06/2019.

  Notice 2019 -38: Shallowing - entrance to Serpentine River

Entrance to Serpentine River

Isolated shallowing at the entrance to the Serpentine River navigational channel, reducing charted depths in some areas.

  • Location: Extending between the first and third porthand markers west of the entrance to the Serpentine River.
  • Chart: Department of Transport Chart WA 848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the entrance to the Serpentine River.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 07/03/2019

  Notice 2019-31: Blue Mussel Study, Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised that a series of submerged baskets have been temporarily deployed at numerous study sites in the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary, as part of a blue mussel study.

Each site contains 10 submerged baskets placed on the seabed, attached to a 10 metre long rope. The baskets are made of plastic, approximately 300 mm x 200 mm, and protrude approximately 100 mm from the seabed.

Each site is marked by unlit white surface buoys with blue and yellow stripes, approximately 200 mm in diameter.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary.

No vessel is to interfere with the above surface buoys or submerged baskets at any time.

  • Recovery date: 31 December 2019.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above surface buoys.

Alicia McCarron, A/Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 13/02/2019.
  • End date: 31/12/2019.
  • Issued: 13/02/2019.

  Notice 2018-185: Shallowing reduced chart depth

Dredge spoil deposit, North of Yunderup Navigational Channel

A large deposit of dredge spoil has been placed North-West of the Yunderup Channel, North-West of Boodalan Island, Peel Inlet, reducing charted depths to as low as 0.5 metre (Mandurah chart datum).

A yellow special mark buoy is placed at:

  • Latitude 32°35'18.'S, Longitude 115°44'45'E, marks western of edge of the spoil bank.

Mariners are also advised to transit within the Yunderup navigational channel to avoid this affected area.

  • Location: North West of Yunderup navigational channel, North West of Boodalan Island.
  • Chart: DoT Chart WA848 Peel Inlet - WA913 - Cape Peron to Dawesville.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and remain within the navigable channel at all times.

Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 07/12/2018.
  • End date: UFN.
  • Issued: 07/08/2018.
  • Updated 13/12/2018.

  Notice 2016-144: Caution, shallowing at Harvey Estuary, Peel Inlet

Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised that shallowing has been reported at the entrance to the Harvey Estuary, approximately 150 metres East of the Dawesville Cut Southern rock groyne.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 - Peel and Harvey.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting this area.

Authorised by: Mark Briant, A/Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 19/12/2016.

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