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  Advice: Rottnest Island closure

Commercial vessels

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 I hereby close the following waters to all vessels;

Closure Area - All the waters within 50 metres of the following commercial vessels;

Sealink:

  • Quokka 1
  • Quokka 2

Hillarys Fast Ferries:

  • Voyager
  • Sea Flyte

Rottnest Express:

  • Star Flyte Express
  • Sea Eagle Express
  • Eagle Express

Conditions of closure 

No vessel shall interfere with the passage or berthing of the above vessels.The above closure does not apply to Western Australian Government owned or operated vessels.

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above commercial vessels at all times.

Approved by: Laurence Adams, A/Director, Waterways Safety Management, Maritime, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 30/03/2020.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 30/03/2020.
  • Number: 2020-41

  Advice: Rottnest Island closure

Rottnest Island Reserve

In accordance with the declaration by the State Emergency Coordinator and Commissioner of Police, Mr Christopher John Dawson mariners are advised that the Rottnest Island Reserve is closed.

Please see Rottnest Island closure directions and Map of Rottnest Island reserve boundaries below.

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA412 – Rottnest Island

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the Rottnest Island Reserve Boundaries.

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

  • Start date: 27/03/2020.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 27/03/2020.
  • Number: 2020-40
MAC_I_Rottnest_Island_Closure_Directions.pdf icon Rottnest Island closure directions Kb
MAC_I_Rottnest_Island_Reserve_Boundaries.pdf icon Map of Rottnest Island reserve boundaries Kb

  Advice: Boat ramp extension works, City of Rockingham

Location: Point Peron, Rockingham
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area during the above works.

Mariners are advised that works to extend the Point Peron boat ramp facility in Rockingham, are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 03 March 2020 for a period of up to 16 weeks, ending in June 2020. The works will take place Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7 am to 5 pm. 

These works will be marine and land based and will include construction of 2 x new concrete boat ramps at the existing centralised holding jetty, upgrades to existing rock revetment wall and construction of new reversing bays associated with the new boat ramps.

A floating barge will be onsite for the initial works to conduct piling operations. Mariners are requested to maintain a safe distance from the floating barge at all times.

The northern boat launching ramps and floating jetty along with the central holding jetty will be closed during the above works and a lit yellow marker will be placed at the end of the northern boat ramp jetty for any period when the boat ramps are closed. 

Mariners are directed to utilise the two southern boat launching ramps and jetty, and the temporary beach launching and retrieval location for small vessels during the period of the works.

Operators will monitor marine VHF channel 16 during operating hours. 

During peak boating periods mariners are encouraged to use alternative local boat ramps including;
- Palm Beach Boat Ramps (The Esplanade, Rockingham) 2.2km
- Bent Street Boat Ramp (Safety Bay Road/Bent Street, Safety Bay) 5.5km
- Donald Drive over sand ramp (Safety Bay Road/Donald Drive, Safety Bay) 4.8km
- Carlisle Street over sand ramp (Arcadia Drive/Carlisle Street, Shoalwater) 6.2km.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area during the above works.

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

  • Start date: 03/03/2020
  • End date: 30/06/2020
  • Issued: 25/02/2020
  • Number: 2020-29

  Advice: Installation of sub-sea moorings - Sepia Depression, Safety Bay vicinity

Mariners are advised that sub-surface moorings will be deployed in the Sepia Depression, approximately four kilometres offshore from Safety Bay, Rockingham on Friday 21 February 2020. 

The sub-surface moorings will be deployed in groups of three at seven sites at the following locations.

Latitude Longitude
32°15.471' S 115° 39.049 E
32°16.248' S 115° 40.278 E
32°17.807' S 115° 39.822 E
32°17.445' S 115° 39.231 E
32°17.322' S 115° 39.381 E
32°17.444' S 115° 39.379 E
32°19.547' S 115° 39.348 E

The above mooring lines will be equipped with mussel cages and a sub-surface float, and will have a minimum clearance of 2 metres to the surface of the water at LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide).

The above sites will be marked by yellow marker buoys approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights.

Recovery date: 13 March 2020

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

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

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

  • Number: 2020-23.

  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 'Loui Cat' courtesy mooring A0009 - Mangles Bay

A sunken vessel believed to be a (6.0 metre fibreglass yacht “Loui Cat’) has been reportly secured to a Department of Transport Courtesy mooring A0009 within Mangles Bay, Rockingham.

  • Location: 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, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  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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