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Advice: Dredging works – Bandy Creek Boat Harbor – ‘Cooper II’
Description: Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour will commence late May 2021 and will proceed until approximately 1 October 2021.
Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Saturday between the hours of 0700 and 1800hrs, with provision to take place during hours of darkness if required.
The works are being carried out by the 22m cutter suction dredge “Cooper II”, equipped with a 60-metre floating pipeline marked with orange buoys which will display rhythmic flashing 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.
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.
• Start date: Late May 2021.
• End date: 01/10/2021.
• Issued: 03/06/2021.
• Number: 2021-76.