South West TNTM

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  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 31 December 2018.

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

The works are being carried out by the 18 m 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: 31/12/2018.
  • Issued: 22/10/2018.

  Notice 2018-143: Construction works, Ellis St Boat Ramp, Blackwood River, Augusta

Ellis Street boat ramp, lower reaches Blackwood River Augusta

Mariners are advised that construction works at the Ellis Street boat ramp, in the lower reaches of the Blackwood River, Augusta are scheduled to commence on Monday 5 November 2018 and are expected to be completed by Friday 16 November 2018.

The works will be carried out Monday to Saturday during daylight hours using land based equipment.

Access to the Ellis St boat ramp will remain closed at all times during the above works.

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above operations. Alternative boat launching facilities on the Blackwood River are available nearby at The Colourpatch and at Irwin Street.

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

  • Start date: 22/10/2018.
  • End date: 16/11/2018.
  • Issued: 19/10/2018.

  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 2018-121: Environmental monitoring equipment, Port Geographe Marine Park

Mariners are advised that environmental monitoring equipment will be temporarily deployed around 13 September 2018 in the Port Geographe vicinity at the following six (6) sites:

Site E N Lat DMS Lon DMS
Impact 1 351345.123 6278565.247 33° 37' 20.44" S 115° 23' 50.68" E
Impact 2 351198.808 6278552.547 33° 37' 20.77" S 115° 23' 45.00" E
Ref B1 349009.641 6277154.913 33° 38' 5.03" S 115° 22' 19.21" E
Ref B2 349119.972 6277164.173 33° 38' 4.78" S 115° 22' 23.50" E
Ref A1 348917.716 6278222.226 33° 37' 30.34" S 115° 22' 16.30" E
Ref A2 349023.021 6278225.931 33° 37' 30.27" S 115° 22' 20.38" E

Each site will be marked with a yellow surface buoy, approximately thirty (30) cm in diameter, equipped with flashing yellow lights.

  • Recovery date: 18 January 2019.

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

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

  • Start Date: 13/09/2018.
  • End Date: 18/01/2019.
  • Issued: 07/09/2018.

  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 2018-98: Storm surge barrier light decommissioning

Koombana Channel, entrance to Leschenault Inlet, Koombana Bay, Bunbury

Mariners are advised that the 2 x Port and 2 x Starboard lights on the sides of the storm surge barrier are to be decommissioned and removed.

Any queries can be sent to navigational.safety@transport.wa.gov.au

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

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued date: 10/07/2018.

  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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