Peel notices

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

 Advice:  In River Surveys and Investigations, Mandurah Estuary Bridge (Old Coast Road), Mandurah Estuary

Mariners are advised that geotechnical drilling will take place within the Mandurah Estuary near the Mandurah Estuary (Bypass) Bridge from 20 June to 30 August 2022 during daylight hours Monday Friday, weather permitting.

Borehole drilling operations will be conducted in the Mandurah Estuary from a jack-up barge south of the existing Mandurah Estuary Bridge. Barge movements will occur every two to three days in the vicinity of the existing bridge.

The navigational channel will remain open to navigation. However, river users will be diverted around the work area which will be demarcated on either side of the jack-up barge by yellow lit marker buoys.

The barge and all vessels taking part in the works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

The jack-up barge will be monitoring VHF Channels 16 and using VHF channel 9 as a working frequency for ship to ship communications.

For further information please refer to the link bellow.

All vessels navigating through the navigation channel at the bridge are encouraged to contact the vessel upon approach. Navigate at a slow speed and exercise caution.

Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 32.963'S  115: 43.062'E
Start date: 20/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/08/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 10/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1642

 Advice:  Reduced Depths - Pilot Mussel Reefs Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Mariners are advised that limestone-based mussel reefs have been installed within the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary reducing clearance to the water surface to 0.8m at LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide) at the following locations:

Peel Inlet Location: Those waters on the northern side of Southern Cardinal Marker 335 near Erskine.

Harvey Estuary Location: Approximately 200m offshore from Warrungup Spring Reserve, Bouvard (approximate location: 32° 38.628'S, 115° 39.009'E)

Each site contains a combination of pilot reef patches approximately 10m (length) x 6m (width) x 0.3m (height), constructed from a mixture of limestone rubble, and is marked by yellow buoys approximately 1.3m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above mussel reef sites at all times.
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: 32: 36.954'S  115: 39.251'E
Issued: 19/05/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1379

 Warning:  Submerged Posts Mandurah Estuary Mariners Cove to Creery Wetlands

Submerged posts have been reported 15 to 20 metres offshore approximately half-way between the entry to Mariners Cove and the inlet to the Creery Wetlands.

The tops of the posts are reported to be 10 to 20 cms below the water surface
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 33.277'S  115: 43.149'E
Issued: 18/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 816

 Warning:  Semi submerged barge Peel Inlet

A pile driving barge with identifying numbers C980, being a 7.06m steel pontoon has flipped and is semi submerged in the Peel Inlet, approx. 1.3 nautical miles east, south east of Boundary Island.
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 34.617'S  115: 44.365'E
Issued: 28/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 565

 Advice:  Mandurah Estuary Entrance Beacon Unlit

Mariners are advised that the Mandurah Estuary Entrance Light (fixed blue) is currently Unlit.
Chart reference: WA913 - Cape Peron to Dawesville
Location: -32:31.2976'S  115:42.7121'E
Start date: 16/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/02/2022 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  Deployment of 4 directional wave buoys offshore Dawesville vicinity

Mariners are advised that four directional wave buoys (DWRs) will be deployed in the offshore Dawesville vicinity from mid July 2021 to July 2022 at the following locations, approximately 2 nautical miles from the shore:

32° 37.7400 S, 115° 34.8000 E
32° 37.5000 S, 115° 35.5800 E
32° 36.8400 S, 115° 34.9800 E
32° 36.6000 S, 115° 35.7600 E

The above buoys are 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
Chart reference: WA755 - Bouvard
Location: -32: 37.7400'S  115: 34.8000'E
Start date: 15/07/2021 12:00:00 AM
End date: 15/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/07/2021 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 92

 Warning:  Submerged rocks, Waroona Dam

Southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, east of the camp ground
Mariners are advised that submerged rocks have been reported near the shore in the southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, to the east of the camp ground in the vicinity of the following coordinate: Location: 32° 51.042'S, 115° 59.990'E
Location: -32: 51.042'S  115: 59.990'E
Start date: 25/06/2019 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 25/06/2019 12:00:00 AM

 Warning:  Shallowing around Port Marker adjacent to Novara Boat Ramp

It has been reported that shallowing has occurred around the port marker adjacent to the Novara boat ramp.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area
Chart reference: WA848 - Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary
Location: -32: 34.394'S  115: 40.485'E
Start date: 5/03/2020 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 5/03/2020 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  White Hill navigational beacon reduced range - White Hills, Mandurah

The White Hill navigational beacon has a reduced light range now at 7 nautical miles. The White Hill land fall navigational light in the Bouvard/Peel Region, now has a reduced range from 15 to 7 nautical miles.
Chart reference: WA755 - Bouvard
Location: -32: 41.1953'S  115: 36.8374'E
Start date: 7/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 7/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:04:17 AM