Pilbara notices

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

 Warning:  Submerged mooring – Offshore Dampier, Enderby Island vicinity

A submerged mooring has been reported on the east side Enderby Island. The mooring may not always be visible above the water surface.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 35.750'S  116: 34.722'E
Issued: 9/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2713

 Advice:  Small Boat Landing Works – Port of Cape Cuvier

Mariners are advised that works to remove and replace the small boat landing (SBL) super structure at Cape Cuvier Port are scheduled to commence around 26 September 2022 and are expected to be completed around 11 November 2022

The works will take place Monday to Friday, 5am to 7pm, using jack up barge ‘RCP 250’.

‘RCP 250’ will remain on location outside of operating hours.

The SBL will remain closed during these works.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Chart reference: AUS746 - Point Maud to Point Quobba
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 26/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 11/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 9/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2712

 Advice:  Subsurface Monitoring Stations Fortescue River Pilbara

Mariners are advised that 4 subsurface monitoring stations have been deployed on 7 July 2022 in the Fortescue River, Cape Preston vicinity, at the following locations:

• 21.001°S, 116.101°E
• 21.008°S, 116.097°E
• 21.009°S, 116.097°E
• 21.012°S, 116.098°E

Each of the above monitoring stations consists of instrument sensors mounted on a frame on the riverbed with ground line and subsurface float protruding approximately 0.5m from the riverbed.

Recovery date: 31/12/2023

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above monitoring stations.
Chart reference: AUS743 - Barrow Island to Onslow
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 7/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/08/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 29/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2102

 Advice:  Onslow Community Boating Precinct - Opening of New Boat Ramps

Mariners are advised that the new boating precinct and boat ramp in Beadon Creek will be open to the public from 30/07 onwards and should be used for vessel launch and retrieval.

The old boat ramp and parking area will be closed from 30/07 for construction works.

Construction works will be conducted Monday to Sunday, from 7am to 6pm, using land-based equipment.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately 1m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Chart reference: AUS69 - Plans of Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 30/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 29/07/2022 12:00:00 AM

 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

 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:  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