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  Notice 2019-14: Closure of waters to boating and swimming pyrotechnics display, Busselton Jetty, City of Busselton

Busselton Jetty

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A(b) of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels and prohibit swimming from 9:00 pm to 9:45 pm on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Area of closure

All the waters within a 150 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 33° 38.592'S, 115° 20.632'E, approximately 150 metres along the Jetty from the foreshore.

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.

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: 19/01/2019.
  • End date: 19/01/2019.
  • Issued: 10/01/2019.

  Notice 2019-09: ROV survey operations, Casuarina Boat Harbour, Bunbury, 'Z-Boat'

Casuarina Boat Harbour and Vicinity, Bunbury

Mariners are advised that ROV (Remotely Operated Vessel) survey operations are scheduled to take place in Casuarina Boat Harbour and vicinity from Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January 2019, during daylight hours.

The survey will be conducted using ROV 'Z-Boat' (specifications: 1.8 m x 0.9 m), with a survey instrument (magnetometer) being towed approximately 10m behind the vessel.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA859 - Bunbury Harbour.

Vessels taking part in these works will display shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during these operations.

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

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

  • Start date: 14/01/2019.
  • End date: 18/01/2019.
  • Issued: 08/01/2019.

  Notice 2019-05: Closure of waters to boating and swimming, pyrotechnics display, Leschenault Inlet, City of Bunbury

Leschenault Inlet

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A (b) of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels and prohibit swimming between 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Area of closure

All the waters within a 100 metre radius of the firing points located at 33° 19.352'S, 115° 38.401'E (approximately 130 metres west of the Leschenault Inlet inner port beacon) and 33° 19.299'S, 115° 38.427'E on the foreshore adjacent to Koombana Channel (approximately 130 metres south west of the storm surge barrier).

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.
  • 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: 26/01/2019.
  • End date: 26/01/2019.
  • Issued: 07/01/2019.

  Notice 2018-163: Shallowing, entrance to Collie River, Pelican Point vicinity

Leschenault Inlet

Mariners are advised that a build-up of sand has developed at the entrance to the Collie River, vicinity of Pelican Point and Bar Island, reducing depths and the width of the navigational channel.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA776 - Preston to Bunbury.

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

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 21/08/2018.

  Notice 2018-144: Maintenance dredging works, Port Geographe Marina

Port Geographe Marina entrance

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Port Geographe Marina will commence during October 2018 and will proceed until approximately 1 March 2019.

Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Friday between the hours of 0700 and 1800 hours, with provision to take place during hours of darkness if required.

The works are being carried out by the 18 metre cutter suction dredge 'Mudlark I', equipped with a 60 metre floating pipeline which is marked with orange buoys fitted with flashing orange lights. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors and spuds to move. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours for the duration of the works.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Before navigating past the dredge, mariners are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 16.
  • Marine 27 MHz Channel 90.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

Authorised by Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: October 2018
  • End date: 01/03/2019.
  • Issued: 22/10/2018.

  Notice 2018-128: Closure of Marlston Waterfront Jetty (Dome Cafe), Koombana Bay Bunbury

Marlston Waterfront Jetty (Dome Café, Koombana Bay Bunbury)

Mariners are advised that the Marlston Waterfront Jetty (adjacent to the Dome Café, Bonnefoi Boulevard Bunbury) has been closed until further notice due to storm damage.

A boom and yellow marker buoys have been deployed around the jetty.

Mariners are advised to remain east of the yellow marker buoys and exercise caution when towing skiers in the adjacent Koombana Bay water ski area.

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

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 20/09/2018.

  Notice 2018-106: Mobile seagrass wrack, Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel

Port Geographe harbour entrance channel

Mariners are advised that mobile seagrass wrack may be present in the vicinity of the Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel.

This material can vary significantly in thickness and position over short time frames, reducing depths and restricting navigation in the channel.

The affected area includes the full extent of the entrance channel, with the worst affected area being in the entrance channel directly adjacent to the lagoon rock-wall.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the entrance channel, allowing for changing conditions when traversing the area.

Authorised by: Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 25/07/2018.

  Notice 2018-91: Lake Stockton Boat Ramp closed

Lake Stockton / Stockton Open Cut, Shire of Collie

Mariners are advised that, due to a bank collapse adjacent to the boat ramp, the Lake Stockton boat ramp is closed until further notice.

Mariners launching trailered vessels are advised to exercise caution when launching into Lake Stockton due to steep drop off surrounding the lakes edge.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 31/05/2018.

  Notice 2018-27: Sandbars Dolphin Road Boat Ramp, Broadwater Busselton

Vicinity of Dolphin Road Boat Ramp, Broadwater Busselton

Mariners are advised that due to migrating sand bars, shallow depths have been reported at around 60 metres from shore to the approaches of the Dolphin Road Boat Ramp.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA966 - Cape Naturaliste.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of the Dolphin Road Boat Ramp.

Authorised by: Mark Beal Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 14/02/2018.

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