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  Advice: Bridge maintenance works, Claisebrook Cove Bridge - Swan River, Perth

Mariners are advised that bridge maintenance works on the The Claisebrooke Cove Bridge, Swan River are scheduled for Monday 2 March to 15 May 2020.

Operating hours:

The works will take place during daylight hours Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm.

The works will take place using bridge based and land based equipment.  As part of the works a mesh (net) will hang approximately 300 mm from the under deck of the bridge reducing clearance.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the entrance to Claisebrooke Cove.

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

  • Start date: 02/03/2020.
  • End date: 15/05/2020.
  • Issued: 24/02/2020.
  • Number: 2020-27.

  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 May 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: 10/05/2020.
  • Issued: 20/11/2019.
  • Number: 2019-139.

  Advice: Jetty Works - Swan River Point Reserve, Bassendean

Point Reserve, Swan River Bassendean

Mariners are advised that jetty works at Point Reserve, Swan River Bassendean, are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 20 November 2019 and will take place Monday to Friday, between 7.00 am to 6.00 pm as required, for approximately 12 months. 

The works will include commercial diving operations and the use of commercial vessels as required. The international code flag ‘A’ will be exhibited whilst diving operations are underway.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approx 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be present into the works area

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 and 72 during operating hours.

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

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

  • Start date: 16/12/2019.
  • End date: 20/11/2020.
  • Issued: 11/12/2019.
  • Number: 2019-152.

  Advice: Closure of waters to boating and swimming, Matagarup Bridge Swan River

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge (Matagarup Bridge), Burswood to East Perth

Mariners are advised that from 30 July 2018 the existing river closures will be varied to allow unrestricted vessel traffic upstream and downstream under the Matagarup Bridge, Swan River through a marked lit temporary navigational channel.

For safety of continued operations, closures will still apply outside of the temporary navigational channel whilst works to remove the rock revetments are underway.

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958 I hereby vary the previous order and close the following area of navigable waters to all vessels and swimming from 30 July 2018 until further notice.

Closure area

All the waters of the Swan River within 50 metres upstream and within 50 metres downstream of the Matagarup Bridge, excluding;

  • Waters within the temporary marked and lit navigational channel for vessel access upstream and downstream of the Matagarup Bridge, and;
  • Bonafide vessels associated with the Matagarup Bridge works and any other vessels approved by the Department of Transport to enter the closure area.

All vessels using the temporary navigational channel to navigate through the Matagarup Bridge must not enter the closure area above and must exit the channel directly after transiting.

For further information please contact Main Roads Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or email enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above operations and reduce wash when transiting past the works area at all times.

Authorised by: Christopher J Mather Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport

  • Start date: 30/07/2018.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 28/03/2018.
  • Amended: 30/07/2018.
  • Number: 2018-53.

  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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