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  Notice 2020-13: Closure of waters, pyrotechnics display - Dampier, City of Karratha

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM on Sunday 26th January 2020. 

Hampton Harbour

Area of Closure: - All the waters within a 100 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 20°39.966’S, 116°42.010’E (approximately 300 metres west of the Hampton Sports Oval).

Conditions of closure:

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;

Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;

Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.

Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 26/01/2020.
  • End date: 26/01/2020.
  • Issued: 20/01/2020.

  Notice 2020- 09: Development Works Beadon Creek and Beadon Bay - Port of Onslow

Beadon Creek and Beadon Bay – Port of Onslow

Mariners are advised that development works associated with Beadon Creek and Beadon Bay are currently underway. These development works are associated with the development of the OMSB facility and include the dredging of a channel, the dredging of a swing basin and the dredging of berth pockets all of which will be marked by Aids to Navigation. In addition the development includes land backed berth infrastructure on the western side of the creek with adjoining dual LCT ramps, all with associated hard stand capability. 

These development works are significant for Beadon Creek and are on-going.

Until the development works are completed and approved by the Department of Transport Project Director, utilisation of Beadon Creek by marine traffic will be restricted to those vessels with a proved safety record.

Vessels larger, longer or deeper than those vessels with a proved safety record will not be permitted until the development works are completed and approved by the Department of Transport Project Director.

Chart reference: AUS Chart 69

Declared depths at this time include (depths reduced from Chart Datum at Lowest Astronomical Tide):

Approach channel from seaward 5.10 m;

Swing basin 5.30 m;

OMSB landed backed berth 7.20 m;

OMSB (southern 30 m of land backed berth) 2.80 m;

LCT berth & approach 2.40m;

South of OMSB development precinct Beadon Creek channel depths remained unchanged with a declaration of 1.60m.    

All Mariners operating in the Beadon Creek / Beadon Bay area should exercise caution when operating in the vicinity.

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

  • Start date: 20/08/2019.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 09/01/2020

  Notice 2019 -160: Declared Depths, Port Walcott

Port Walcott

This Marine Notice supersedes Marine Notice 2017-94 dated 28 August 2017.

Mariners and port users are advised that recent survey data for the Port Walcott, Cape Lambert facility, berth pockets and approaches has resulted in the following depths being declared.

Chart references: AUS Charts 55, 56 and 740.

 

Table 1: Declared Depths Port Walcott

Facility Declared Depth (LAT)
CLA Berth Pocket 1 -19.2m
CLA Berth Pockets 2-4 -19.4m
CLB Berth Pockets 5-8 -20.0m
CLB Turning Basins -9.7m
CLB Approach/Departure Channel (excluding adjacent to CLB Berths 6 & 8) -15.5m
CLB Approach/Departure Channel adjacent to CLB Berths 6 & 8 -15.4m
CLA Approach/Departure Channel -15.6m
Outer South Channel -15.6m
Outer North Channel -15.6m
Departure Channel -15.6m

 

 

 

 

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Figure 1: Declared Depths at Port Walcott, Cape Lambert.

Figure 1: Declared Depths at Port Walcott, Cape Lambert

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area, and mariners and vessels not specifically contracted to perform marine operations for this work scope should keep well clear of these facilities and associated marine operations and should exercise extreme caution in the vicinity of these operations within Port Walcott. In particular, the temporary exclusion bounded by the following coordinates should be avoided:

• PT-1: 20° 34.4618'S, 117° 11.9673'E            • PT-2: 20° 34.5081'S, 117° 12.0139'E

• PT-3: 20° 34.6616'S, 117° 11.8597'E            • PT-4: 20° 34.5956'S, 117° 11.7859'E

Capt. Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port Walcott, Maritime, Department of Transport.

• Start date: 

• End date: 

• Issued: 24/12/2019.

  Notice 2019-133: Removal of Beadon Point Rear Lead – Port of Onslow

Port of Onslow

Mariners are hereby advised that following the switching off of the Beadon Point rear lead navigational light in Onslow in January 2019, the tower structure has now been permanently removed.

Location: 21° 38.644'S, 115° 07.040'E
Chart Reference: AUS 64 – Approaches to Port of Ashburton & Onslow
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Capt. Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Onslow, Maritime, Department of Transport

  • Start date: 11/11/2019.
  • End date: Permanent
  • Issued: 11/11/2019.

  Notice 2019-102: Offshore well plugging operations - Jack Up Rig 'ENSCO 107', Thevenard Island Port of Onslow

Port of Onslow, Port of Ashburton, Western Australian, state coastal waters

Mariners are advised that jack-up rig and vessel operations to perform permanent well-plugging activities in the vicinity of the offshore platforms and locations in the vicinity of Thevenard Island are scheduled to take place from 20 September 2019 to 30 April 2020 at the following locations:

Name Latitude (GDA94) Longitude (GDA94) Jurisdiction
Roller A Monopod 21º 38.476’ S 114º 54.415’ E State waters
Roller B monopod 21º 38.173’ S 114º 55.430’ E State waters
Roller C monopod 21º 36.939’ S 114º 56.552’ E State waters
Skate monopod 21º 35.820’ S 114º 58.809’ E Port of Ashburton
Yammaderry Monopod 21° 29.368’ S 114° 59.413’ E Port of Ashburton
Cowle monopod 21° 31.333’ S 114° 58.179’ E Port of Ashburton
Saladin A Tripod 21° 26.415’ S 115° 03.244’ E Port of Onslow
Saladin B Tripod 21° 26.740’ S 115° 02.442’ E Port of Onslow
Saladin C Tripod 21° 28.766’ S 115° 00.495’ E Port of Onslow
Australind-1 Subsea Well Head 21° 24.823’ S 115° 02.379’ E Port of Onslow
  • Chart reference: AUS Chart 64 – Approaches to Onslow

During these operations the jack-up rig “ENSCO 107” and up to three support vessels will be in the area. “Pacific Vixen” and “Pacific Vigour” will be the two permanent support vessels with a third support vessel to assist when the “ENSCO 107” is being towed between locations. Operators will monitor Marine VHF channels 14 and 16 during operating hours.

“ENSCO 107” is planned to jack-up, in a stationary position, adjacent to each of the Thevenard offshore locations listed in the table above to undertake well operations. When being towed between the locations manoeuvring will also be restricted.

“ENSCO 107” and the support vessels will remain in the field overnight. All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Operations at the platforms will be performed 24 hours a day for the duration of the work.

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

Capt. Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Onslow, Marine Safety, Department of Transport; Mike Minogue, Harbour Master (Regional Ports), Pilbara Ports Authority; Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Marine Safety, Department of Transport

  • Start date: 20/09/2019.
  • End date: 30/04/2020.
  • Issued: 29/08/2019.

  Notice 2019-58: Temporary marker, Bambra Pole - Offshore Barrow Island Vicinity

A temporary marker buoy has been installed within approximately 20 m of the Bambra Pole, offshore vicinity of Barrow Island. 

  • Location: 20º32.831’ S – 115º36.285’ E
  • Light: Mo(U) Y. 15s
  • Chart reference: Chart AUS 742 – Rosemary Island to Barrow Island

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

Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Marine Safety, Department of Transport

  • Start date: 17/04/2019
  • End date: until further notice
  • Issued: 17/04/2019

  Notice 2018-22: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Varanus Island

Port of Varanus Island

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

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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 Varanus 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 Varanus Island, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018

  Notice 2018-21: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port Walcott

Port Walcott

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

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.

  Notice 2018-19: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Onslow

Port of Onslow

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

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.

  Notice 2018-18: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Cape Preston

Port of Cape Preston

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 Cape Preston 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 Cape Preston, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.

  Notice 2018-17: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Barrow Island

Port of Barrow Island

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

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.

  NotIce 2016-90: Cape Preston DWR

Installation of DWR

Port of Cape Preston

A lit DWR (Directional Wave Rider buoy) and it’s associated mooring has been installed at the following locations in the Port of Cape Preston:

  • DWR: 20° 45.340’S, 116° 10.121’E (orange buoy)
  • Flash rate: Q (5) Y 20s.
  • Mooring (clump):  20° 45.371’S, 116° 10.161’E (yellow buoy + poly floats)
  • Flash rate: Q (5) Y 20s.
  • Chart Reference: Chart AUS 742 - Rosemary Island to Barrow Island

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area. Christopher R Mather, A/Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 15/07/2016
  • End date: until further notice.
  • Issued: 15/07/2016.

  Notice 2016-65: Port of Cape Preston, Transport Security Information

Port of Cape Preston

Mariners are advised that the Port of Cape Preston is a security regulated Port under Australian Commonwealth Legislation.

All mariners are advised that pursuant with the approved security arrangements of the port it is an offence to approach within 50 metres of the breakwater or any port infrastructure. Also, it is an offence to approach a ship at anchor within the port of Cape Preston.

Mariners are advised that pursuant to the Direction given by the Harbour Master, commercial vessel(s) of any size that are not contracted to perform marine operations in the port should not transit through the port.

Recreational vessels should exercise extreme caution when in the area, and keep well clear of the port facilities and associated marine operations.

Chart Reference: AUS Chart 68 - Approaches to Cape Preston

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Cape Preston, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 21/06/2016.

  Notice 2015-141: Declared depths, Port Walcott

Port Walcott

Mariners are advised that the Cape Lambert Alpha and Bravo facilities at Port Walcott have recently undergone a hydrographic survey of the seabed in the vicinity of the berth approaches, swing basin and south western end of the shipping channel. This survey has indicated some isolated areas that may be slightly shallower than the declared depth of 15.6 metres.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when manoeuvring loaded vessels in this vicinity and should seek the advice from the Port Operator and Marine Pilots on duty with regards to appropriate passage planning and pilotage requirements to ensure adequate under keel clearances.

  • Charts Affected: AUS Charts 55, 56, 740 and 741

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port Walcott, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 05/10/2015.

  Notice 2014-125: Desalination plant intake pipe, Beadon Creek, Port of Onslow

Beadon Creek, Onslow

Mariners are advised that a desalination intake pipe will be installed in Beadon Creek on 31 July 2014. The intake pipe will be approx. 15 metres from the shoreline at the Northern end of Beadon Creek and will be attached to clump weights on the creek bed.

The end of the pipe will be encased in a metal cage and marked with a floating buoy with light characteristics Flash rate: Fl 3s 2M. At LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide) the intake pipe and cage will be exposed and at HAT (Highest Astronomical tide) clearance of the pipe is expected to be approx. 2.86 metres.

As plotted on AUS Chart 64, Datum WGS 84. Latitude: 21° 38.572' S Longitude: 115° 7.862' E.

The above mentioned object will remain in place until further notice. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and remain well clear of the above location at all times.

Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Onslow.

  • Start date: 31/07/2014.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 16/07/2014.

  Notice 2013-82: Monitoring stations, Port of Cape Preston

Port of Cape Preston

This notice replaces Notice 2011-154 published in the Pilbara News 25.01.2011. Mariners are advised that four (4) Water Quality Loggers have been deployed at the following locations and will remain until further notice.

Each of the above loggers consist of a package of seabed instruments with a lit yellow surface telemetry buoy approximately 1.3 metres in height. These will be deployed in the below positions; As plotted on AUS Chart 742, Datum WGS 1984, printed 10/11/2008.

  • Please refer to the table below.

Flash Rate: Fl Y 5s 2M.

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above loggers at any time. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the area and keep well clear of the above monitoring buoys at all times.

Authorised by: Captain Mark Gooderham, Harbour Master, Port of Cape Preston.

  • Start date: 14/06/2013.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: June 2013.
Reference Latitude Longitude
1 20° 49.226' S 116° 11.375' E
2 20° 49.203' S 116° 11.420' E
3 20° 49.213' S 116° 11.271' E
4 20° 49.215' S 116° 12.168' E

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