Great Southern notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Great Southern region.

 Warning:  Sunken Vessel – Offshore Albany vicinity

A vessel ‘Integrity’ (registration number: EH856, being a 7.32m fibreglass cabin cruiser) is reported to have sunk approximately 5 nautical miles south, south west of Peak Head, Albany, between Eclipse Island and South West Island.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Location: -35: 11.33'S  117: 52.47'E
Issued: 2/2/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5550

 Warning:  Cheyne Ledge South Cardinal Buoy flashing irregularly

Cheyne Ledge South Cardinal Buoy flashing irregularly, mariners are to use caution in this area.
Chart reference: WA1083 - Albany
Location: -35: 0.6068'S  117: 57.0578'E
Start date: 1/25/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/25/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5541

 Advice:  Installation of aquaculture research equipment – Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

Mariners are advised that a small aquaculture research site is scheduled to be deployed in Princess Royal Harbour, Albany around 30 January 2023. The corners of the site will be marked with yellow buoys, approximately 1.0m in height, and equipped with a flashing yellow lights.

Location of marker buoys:

-35: 4.405S, 117: 54.713E
-35: 4.405S, 117: 54.738E
-35: 4.480S, 117: 54.738E
-35: 4.480S, 117: 54.713E

Flash rate: Fl Y 4s

Recovery date: 31/12/2023

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above aquaculture research site
Chart reference: WA1083 - Albany
Location: -35: 4.405'S  117: 54.713'E
Issued: 1/24/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5539

 Advice:  Installation of Directional Wave Buoy, Torndirrup Peninsula, Albany

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Buoy has been deployed in the Torndirrup Peninsula in Albany at the following location:

35° 04.1262’S, 117° 46.197’E

The above buoy is predominantly yellow in colour (with black solar panels), approximately 0.42m in diameter and equipped with flashing yellow light (flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s)

Recovery date: 18 October 2024

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the vicinity and not to secure to the buoy at anytime.
Chart reference: AUS118 - Approaches to King George Sound
Location: -35: 04.1262'S  117: 46.197'E
Start date: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 10/18/2024 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 12/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5475

 Warning:  Sand accretion at Bremer Bay Boat Ramp, Shire of Jerramungup

Mariners are advised that a build-up of sand has been identified adjacent to the Bremer Bay Boat Ramp. Charted depths have been reduced in some areas by 1.4m. A significant high spot of 1.3m at LAT exists approximately 38m directly adjacent to the boat ramp.

Large draft vessels are advised to exercise caution when navigating the area and on approach to the Southern Service Wharf.

Please see updated chartlet attached.
Chart reference: WA909 - Bremer Bay
Location: -34:25.51891'S  119: 23.93259'E
Start date: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 11/21/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5453

 Advice:  Deployment of Wave Buoy – Salmon Holes Albany

Mariners are advised that a wave buoy has been deployed approximately 0.5 nautical miles offshore from Salmon Holes Albany.

The above wave buoy is yellow in colour, approximately 420mm in diameter, and equipped with a flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl Y 2.5s

A sub-surface recovery line connected to a second anchor extends approximately 90m to the north east. This second recovery anchor has a small orange unlit surface float approximately 300mm in diameter.

Provisional recovery date: 30/04/2023

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above wave buoy or float at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above wave buoy and float at all times.
Chart reference: WA1083 - Albany
Location: -35: 6.580'S  117: 58.660'E
Start date: 5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 4/30/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 5/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1341

 Advice:  Deployment of two wind data buoys - King George Sound

Mariners are advised that a wind data buoy has been deployed in King George Sound, approximately 1.3 nautical miles west, north west of Breaksea Island, at the following location:
Location: 35° 3.196' S, 118° 0.907' E

A second wind data buoy will be deployed around 7 February 2022 in King George Sound, approximately 1.5 nautical miles east, south east of Seal Island, at the following location:
Location: 35° 05.000' S, 118° 0.360' E

The above wind data buoys are yellow in colour, approximately 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with flashing yellow light.
Flash rate: Fl Y 4.5s

No vessel is to secure to or interfere with the above buoys at any time.
Recovery date: 31/12/2023
Chart reference: WA1083 - Albany
Location: -35: 5.000'S  118: 0.360'E
Start date: 2/2/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 12/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/2/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 255
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 10:35:54 AM