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  Warning: Sunken vessel Dalkeith mooring area

A sunken vessel has been reported in the Dalkeith mooring area at the end of Adams Road. The sunken vessel is believed to be a 7.5m fibre glass yacht ‘Nauti Buoy’.

The vessel’s mast is reported to be just below the surface and may not be visible.

  • Location: Dalkeith mooring area at the end of Adams Road
  • Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers
  • Issued:  21/09/2020

  Advice: Bridge Inspection Works, Windan Bridge - Swan River

Mariners are advised of inspection works being conducted on the Windan Bridge from Monday 21 September 2020 until Sunday 27 September 2020.

The works will take place during daylight hours between 0630hrs and1630hrs.

The works will be conducted from a self-propelled multi-purpose barge, equipped with an Elevated Work Platform (EWP).

The working barge will be positioned at multiple locations at the bridge to allow inspectors access to the bridge structure. Access to the navigational span will be maintained, however, there may be a partial obstruction during some stages of the works.

Barge operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours. Phone contact can be made with the barge during operations on 0428 404 400.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area, keep clear of the above operations and pass at a slow speed to avoid wake.

Location: 31° 56.848 ’S, 115° 52.980 ’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 21 September 2020
  • End date: 27 September 2020
  • Issued: 15 September 2020
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  Advice: Jetties and boardwalk maintenance, City of Melville

Description: Mariners are advised that extensive jetty and boardwalk maintenance works are scheduled to be carried out in the Swan River and Canning Rivers within the City of Melville, from the 24th of August until around the 10th of December, 2020. The works will be carried out Monday to Friday, during daylight hours

Works will involve abrasive blasting, structural member replacements, commercial diving operations and pile remediation services.

The structures nominated for maintenance and the scheduled periods of attendance for each structure are outlined below:

Bicton Baths Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 24th of August until the 28th of September 2020

Deepwater Point Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 7th of September until the 5th of October 2020

Raffles Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 21st of September until the 12th of October 2020

Majestic Point Boardwalk: Maintenance planned from the 21st of September until the 12th of October 2020

Gunbower Rd Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 28th of September until the 19th of October 2020

Mt Henry Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 28th of September until the 7th of December 2020

Kent St Jetty: Maintenance planned from the 12th of October until the 7th of December 2020

Each of the above structures will be closed respectively during the maintenance works. 

It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present at each structure to facilitate the works during the above timeframes. The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

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

Location: 32° 0.157’S, 115° 50.575’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 24/08/2020.
  • End date: 10/12/2020.
  • Issued: 20/08/2020.
  • Number: 2020-75

  Advice: Bridge Maintenance Works, The Stirling Bridge - Swan River East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that bridge maintenance works of the Stirling Bridge Swan River, East Fremantle are scheduled to commence on Monday 3 August 2020 and are expected to be completed around 15 October 2020. 

Operating hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 7am – 7pm with provision to work from 3am to 7pm as required

Scaffolding will be installed on top of the pier caps and around each pier to the underside of the bridge. A self-propelled barge ‘King George’ (specs: 18m long x 6m wide) will transport materials to the bridge from the East Street Jetty and will moor outside of the navigation span as required, during operating hours. 

The particular span in which the works are taking place will be marked by a yellow buoy equipped with flashing yellow light placed upstream and downstream of the span.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours. The navigation span will remain open at all times during these works.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

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

Location: 32° 2.357’S, 115° 45.565’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 03/08/2020.
  • End date: 15/10/2020.
  • Issued: 04/08/2020.
  • Number: 2020-72

  Advice: Bridge maintenance works, The Canning Bridge - Canning River, Melville

Mariners are advised that bridge maintenance works on the Canning Bridge, Canning River, Melville are scheduled to commence on Monday 18th of May 2020 and are expected to be completed around 4 September, 2020.

Operating hours:

The works will take place Monday to Saturday between 0700am to 0500pm using a barge ‘Mark Lecras’ (6m x 2.5m).

There will be times when barge ‘Mark Lecras’ will create a partial obstruction to vessels transiting under the bridge. A spotter on the bridge deck will monitor traffic flow. 

Scaffolding will also be erected for approximately 8 weeks on the northern and southern sides of the bridge and will reduce the width of the navigational span to approximately 8 metres.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

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

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

  • Start date: 18/05/2020.
  • End date: 04/09/2020.
  • Issued: 14/05/2020.
  • Number: 2020-52.
     

  Advice: Jetty works, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Swan River, Peppermint Grove

Mariners are advised that works are scheduled to be carried out to demolish and replace a section of jetty “C” at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club from Monday 20 April to Thursday 10 September 2020.

Operating hours:

The works will take place during daylight hours between Monday to Friday, between 7am to 5pm and Saturdays between 7am to 3pm.

Works, including pile driving activities, will be carried out using a barge and support vessels as required.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approx 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with yellow rhythmic lighting systems. Barge and associated equipment will remain in the works area outside of operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16.

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

Chris R Mather, A/ Navigational Aid Coordinator, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Maritime, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 20/04/2020.
  • End date: 10/09/2020.
  • Issued: 17/04/2020.
  • Number: 2020-48.

  Advice: Installation of Wave Screen Attenuator, Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club

Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club 

Mariners are advised that works to install a wave screen attenuator at the entrance to Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club (PFSYC) are scheduled to take place from Monday 25 November to early December 2020. The attenuator will consist of several steel piles connected by a subsurface screen, extending approximately 145m across the entrance to the marina from Jetty F to Jetty A.

These works will impact vessel traffic entering and transiting within the marina.  However, fairways and access to all existing jetties and the boat ramp within the marina will be maintained at all times.

The works, including piling operations, will be conducted Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm using piling jack up barge ‘TMC1’ (12m x 7m), a pipe handling barge (12m x 2.4m), workboats and land based equipment as required.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be located within the confines of the works area.

Please refer to diagram of the works area.

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. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.

For further information regarding these works please contact PFSYC Project Manager Joe Dassira on 9386 6437.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting inside and at the entrance of the PFSYC during the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 10/05/2019.
  • End date: 01/12/2020.
  • Issued: 20/11/2019.
  • Number: 2019-139.

  Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth

Port of Perth

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 Perth 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 Perth, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.
  • Number: 2018-20.

  Advice: Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River

Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather, A/Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 23/09/2015.
  • Number: 2015-138

  Advice: Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge

Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.

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

  • Issued: 22/08/2014.
  • Number: 2014-157.

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