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  Warning: Special marker buoy unlit, Carnac Island

Description: The Carnac Island special marker buoy is reported to be unlit

Location: 32° 6.886'S, 115° 39.848'E

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA001 – Ocean Reef to Cape Peron

Issued:  25/09/2020

  Warning: Sunken Vessel Mangles Bay, Rockingham

A sunken vessel has been reported to the Department of Transport on Courtesy mooring A0003 within Mangles Bay, Rockingham.

  • Location: 32°16.1495'S, 115°42.6946'E
  • Chart: Department of Transport Chart WA913 – Cape Peron to Dawesville

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above courtesy mooring. Alternative courtesy moorings may be available in the vicinity if required.

Chris Mather
A/Manager, Navigational Safety
Maritime
Department of Transport

  Event: Indian Ocean Paddler Summer Series 2020/21

Description: Mariners are hereby advised that paddle craft will be competing in the approved “Indian Ocean Paddler Summer Series 2020/2021” events between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM on the following dates and locations: 

Swanbourne to Sorrento

  • Saturday 19 September 2020
  • Saturday 10 October 2020
  • Saturday 12 December 2020
  • Saturday 9 January 2021
  • Saturday 30 January 2021
  • Saturday 20 February 2021

Port Beach to Sorrento

  • Saturday 24 October 2020
  • Saturday 7 November 2020
  • Saturday 21 November 2020

Port Beach to City Beach

  • Saturday 13 March 2021
  • Saturday 20 March 2021

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

  • Start date: 19/09/2020.
  • End date: 20/03/2021.
  • Issued: 09/09/2020
  • Number: Not2020 - 86

  Warning: Spar buoy semi submerged, Ocean Reef

Description: A yacht turning buoy (spar buoy), approx. 1.2km south west from Ocean Reef is semi submerged and may not be visible above the water line

Location: 31° 46.430'S, 115° 43.449'E

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA001 – Ocean Reef to Cape Peron

Issued:  24/08/2020

  Warning: Semi submerged base float, east of Thomson Bay - Rottnest Island

Description: The focal mast on a sanctuary marker located at 31° 59.001'S, 115° 33.333'E, approximately 1.5km north east of Thomson Bay Rottnest Island has broken off the base float at the water line.  The float remains in-situ and is semi-submerged and may present a hazard to boating.

Location: 31° 59.001'S, 115° 33.333'E

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 412 – Rottnest Island

  • Issued: 23/07/2020.

  Advice: Deployment of LIDAR buoys, offshore Trigg vicinity

Description: Mariners are advised that LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) buoys will be deployed around 23 June 2020 in the offshore Trigg vicinity, approximately 1.5 nautical miles west of Trigg beach at the following locations:

LIDAR buoy 1: 31° 52.696'S, 115° 43.113'E

LIDAR buoy 2: 31° 52.532'S, 115° 43.318E

The above buoys will be deployed periodically at the above locations then removed and replaced with another 2 buoys at the same locations until around 23 December 2020.

Each of the above LIDAR buoys are circular buoys with side mounted solar panels and wind generators extended on top. They are yellow and black in colour, approximately 4.5m in diameter and 4m in height, and equipped with flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Q(5) Y 20s

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above LIDAR buoys at any time.

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

Location: 31° 52.696'S, 115° 43.113'E

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA957 – Trigg

  • Start date: 23/06/2020.
  • End date: 23/12/2020.
  • Issued: 23/06/2020.
  • Number: 2020-66

  Advice: Port Kennedy boat ramp works

Mariners are advised that maintenance works are scheduled to take place at the Port Kennedy Boat Ramp, Warnbro Sound from Monday 31 August to Friday 2 October 2020, Monday to Friday, between 7 am to 5 pm as required.

Various maintenance tasks will be completed which will require the use of a commercial dive team and construction vessels on an as required basis.

The international code flag ‘A’ will be exhibited whilst diving operations are underway.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised that the Port Kennedy Boat Launching Facility will be completely closed during these works.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA913 – Cape Peron to Dawesville

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations. An alternative boat ramp is located at Bent Street, Safety Bay during periods when the Port Kennedy Boat Ramp is completely or partially closed.

Approved by: Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Maritime, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 31/08/2020.
  • End date: 02/10/2020.
  • Issued: 17/06/2020.
  • Number: 2020-63.

  Advice: Fuel jetty construction works, Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Closure Directions: Please note Rottnest Island and its surrounding waters remain closed to visitors and non-authorised vessels until further notice – in line with State Government orders issued under the Emergency Management Act, as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mariners are reminded the following information should be considered in line with current restrictions.

Mariners are advised that works to rebuild the Rottnest Island Fuel Jetty will be undertaken from Friday 22 May 2020 until Monday 30 November 2020. During this time the Fuel Jetty is closed to all vessels.

Works include crane operation and pile driving activities from construction barge and support vessels as required.

The construction barge will typically deploy 4 anchors which extend outside the construction barge 7 metres for every 1 metre of water depth. Each anchor will have a pendant mooring buoy indicating its approximate position.

Fuel supplies suspended: Fuel services and potable water supplies will not be available from the Fuel Jetty until 30 November 2020. Potable water remains available from the Geordie Bay Jetty.

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 412.

The construction barge area will be delineated by in-water floats, approximately 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with day shapes and lights. The construction barge and associated equipment will remain in the works area outside of operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 12, Emergency Alternative Channel 16.

Further information: For all enquiries please contact the Rottnest Island Authority’s Manager Maritime Infrastructure, Amir Tabei on 9432 9357 or amir.tabei@dbca.wa.gov.au

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

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

  • Start date: 22/05/2020.
  • End date: 30/11/2020.
  • Issued: 22/05/2020.
  • Number: 2020-56.

  Advice: Two Rocks Marina jetty works

Mariners are advised that works are scheduled to be carried out to construct a new floating Jetty “R” at Two Rocks Marina from Saturday 1 February 2020 to Sunday 31 January 2021, Monday to Friday, between 7am to 6pm as required.

Works, including pile driving activities, will be carried out using a barge “Seg 1” (specs: 10m x 18m) and support vessels as required. Unlit piles will be in the water inside the works area. 

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA1071 – Two Rocks.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approx 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with yellow rhythmic lighting systems. Barge “Seg 1” and associated equipment will remain in the works area outside of operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16.

Access to the Two Rocks Marina fairway, boat ramp, existing jetty and charter pens will be maintained at all times.

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


Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Maritime, Department of Transport

  • Start date: 01/02/2020.
  • End Date: 31/01/2021.
  • Issued: 03/02/2020.
  • Number: 2020-19.

  Advice: Shallowing entrance to Two Rocks Marina

Inside entrance to Two Rocks Marina

Mariners are advised that a build-up of sand has developed inside the entrance to the Two Rocks Marina, reducing depths and the width of the navigational channel.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA1071 - Two Rocks.

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:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 18/01/2019.
  • Number: 2019-19.

  Advice: Sand bar, Jetty K, Hillarys Boat Harbour

Sand Bar, Jetty K, Hillarys Boat Harbour

Mariners are advised that a sand bar has been reported at the south east corner of Jetty K (inner most jetty adjacent to the boat ramp) in the Hillarys Boat Harbour.

The build up of sand has reduced charted depths in the general vicinity.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA957 - Trigg.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the Hillarys Boat Harbour adjacent to Jetty K due to reduced depth.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 27/08/2015.
  • Number: 2015-128.

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