Pilbara notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Pilbara region.

 Advice:  Seabed Environmental Monitoring Equipment - Dampier Archipelago

Mariners are advised that 16 seabed environmental monitoring instruments will be deployed in the Dampier Archipelago around Tuesday 19 April 2022 at the following locations:

1. Phillip Point (Dampier Port): 20° 37.319' S, 116° 44.701' E
2. Conzinc Island: 20° 32.159' S, 116° 46.680' E
3. Conzinc Island: 20° 32.399' S, 116° 44.181' E
4. Parker Point (Dampier Port): 20° 38.399' S, 116° 44.160' E
5. Woodside LNG Jetty (Dampier Port): 20° 35.136' S, 116° 46.487' E
6. Angel Island: 20° 30.719' S, 116° 47.100' E
7. Hauy Island: 20° 26.747' S, 116° 58.234' E
8. West Mid Intercourse Island (Dampier Port): 20° 40.260' S, 116° 39.300' E
9. Burrup Peninsula (Dampier Port): 20° 34.259' S, 116° 46.801' E
10. Angel Island: 20° 29.399' S, 116° 49.141' E
11. Gidley Island: 20° 28.259' S, 116° 47.821' E
12. Hamersley Shoal: 20° 22.739' S, 116° 47.521' E
13. Courtenay Shoal: 20° 28.139' S, 116° 42.301' E
14. Cape Legendre: 20° 21.179' S, 116° 50.521' E
15. Malus Islands: 20° 31.019' S, 116° 38.761' E
16. Madeleine Shoals (Commonwealth Waters): 20° 17.972' S, 116° 53.843' E
17. Madeleine Shoals (Commonwealth Waters): 20° 17.892' S, 116° 51.581' E

Each of the above instruments consists of a yellow buoy (approximately 0.5m in height and equipped with a flashing yellow light) together with a seabed frame and small yellow surface float (locations 14, 16 and 17 to be deployed without a surface float).

Flash rate: Fl Y 4s

Provisional recovery date: 11/05/2023

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above instruments and surface buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above environmental monitoring equipment.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 36.616'S  116: 43.675'E
Start date: 19/04/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 11/05/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 14/04/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1204

 Warning:  Outer Port Marker Buoy No. 2 reported missing off station

Warning the outer port marker buoy at the entrance to Beadon Creek Channel Onslow has been reported as missing. Please navigate with caution.
Chart reference: AUS64 - Approaches to Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: -21: 36.98253'S  115: 7.52508'E
Start date: 3/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/03/2022 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Barrow Island

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.

Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Barrow Island Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Barrow Island, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
Chart reference: AUS65 - Approaches to Barrow Island
Location: -20: 49.1070'S  115: 29.6101'E
Start date: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-17

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Onslow

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.

Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Onslow Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Onslow, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
Chart reference: AUS64 - Approaches to Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: -21: 40.4615'S  115: 0.5372'E
Start date: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-19

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port Walcott

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port Walcott Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port Walcott, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
Chart reference: AUS55 - Approaches to Port Walcott
Location: -20: 35.0793'S  117: 11.1491'E
Start date: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-21

 Advice:  Directional wave rider - offshore Dampier vicinity

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Rider buoy (DWR) will be deployed in the offshore Dampier vicinity around 23 November 2020 at the following location:

20° 28.723'S, 116° 31.020'E

The above buoy is 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)

Recovery date: 31 December 2021
Location: 20° 28.723'S, 116° 31.020'E
Chart Reference: AUS Chart 57 Dampier Archipelago

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

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above DWR at all times.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 28.723'S  116: 31.020'E
Start date: 23/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/04/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 26/11/2021 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2020-105

 Advice:  Sawfish acoustic receivers Inshore Mary Anne Passage

Mariners are advised that 9 sawfish acoustic receivers are scheduled to be installed around 20/01/22 inshore at Mary Anne Passage, north of Onslow, at the following locations:

Locations:
Location Coordinates
1 Mardie N Offshore 21.067°S, 115.923°E
2 Mardie N Inshore 21.083°S, 115.925°E
3 Second Creek 21.135°S, 115.883°E
4 First Creek 21.117°S, 115.890°E
5 Third Creek 21.152°S, 115.869°E
6 Fourth Creek 21.175°S, 115.858°E
7 Offshore Fourth Creek 21.173°S, 115.838°E
8 Mardie S inshore 21.252°S, 115.818°E
9 Mardie S Offshore 21.232°S, 115.805°E
Each of the above receivers are attached to a weight and lifting line on the seabed protruding approximately 30cm from the seabed, and are marked by an unlit yellow surface buoy, approx. 70cm in diameter.

Recovery date: 01/12/2022

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above receivers and surface buoys at any time.

Chart reference: Chart AUS743 Barrow Island to Onslow

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above receivers.
Chart reference: AUS743 - Barrow Island to Onslow
Location: -21: 06.2670'S  115: 51.7360'E
Start date: 20/01/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 18/01/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2022-09
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:25:09 AM