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  Warning: Port marker (No 2) off station / missing, Catherine Bay

Description: Catherine Bay Port Marker at Rottnest Island has been reported as missing (washed up on beach).

Location: 31°59.387'S, 115°30.080'E

Chart reference: DoT WA 412 – Rottnest Island

Issued: 08/05/2020

  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.

  Warning: Sunken vessel ‘'Loui Cat' courtesy mooring A0009 – Mangles Bay

Vessel “Loui Cat” (6.0 metre fibreglass yacht) has been reported to be adrift on the seabed in the vicinity of the Department of Transport Courtesy mooring A0009 within Mangles Bay, Rockingham.

Location: In vicinity of the Department of Transport Courtesy mooring A0009 (32°16.292'S, 115°42.838'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.

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

Issued: 22/05/2020

  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.

  Warning: Sunken vessel ‘Jabberwocky’ emergency mooring A0002 - Mangles Bay

Vessel “Jabberwocky” (8.60m Fibreglass Yacht) is reported to be sunk on the Department of Transport Emergency mooring A0002 within Mangles Bay, Rockingham. The Mast is reported to be protruding the water.

Location: 32°16.1504'S, 115°42.6271'E

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA913 - Cape Peron and Mandurah to Dawesville Channel

Issued: 14/05/2020

  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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