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Advice: Sawfish acoustic receivers Inshore Mary Anne Passage

Mariners are advised that 9 sawfish acoustic receivers are scheduled to be installed around 20/01/22 inshore at Mary Anne Passage, north of Onslow, at the following locations:

Locations:

  Location  Coordinates
1 Mardie N Offshore 21.067S, 115.923E
2 Mardie N Inshore 21.083S, 115.925E
3 Second Creek 21.135S, 115.883E
4 First Creek 21.117S, 115.890E
5 Third Creek 21.152S, 115.869E
6 Fourth Creek 21.175S, 115.858E
7 Offshore Fourth Creek 21.173S, 115.838E
8 Mardie S inshore 21.252S, 115.818E
9 Mardie S Offshore 21.232S, 115.805E

Each of the above receivers are attached to a weight and lifting line on the seabed protruding approximately 30cm from the seabed, and are marked by an unlit yellow surface buoy, approx. 70cm in diameter.

Recovery date: 01/12/2022

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above receivers and surface buoys at any time.

Chart reference: Chart AUS743 Barrow Island to Onslow

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

  • Start date: 20/01/2022
  • End date: 01/12/2022
  • Issued: 18/01/2022
  • Number: 2022-09

  Warning: Victoria Platform navigation lights unlit - Barrow Island

The suspended unmanned Victoria Platform has had a power outage and the permanent navigation lights are unlit. A temporary navigation light has been fitted flashing Mu (U) Y 15s 

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.

  • Location: 20 44.3706'S 115 34.3031'E
  • Chart reference: AUS 65 - Approaches To Barrow Island
  • Issued: 19/04/2021
  • Updated: 23/04/2021

  Advice: Installation of Directional Wave Buoy, Offshore Onslow Vicinity

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Rider buoy (DWR) has been deployed in the offshore Onslow vicinity in early March 2021 at the following location:

  • 21 25.06300S, 114 53.31000E

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: 30 June 2022
  • Location: 21 25.06300S, 114 53.31000E
  • Chart Reference: Aus 743 Australia North West Coast Western Australia Barrow Island to Onslow

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above DWR at all times. 

  • Start date: 01/03/2021
  • End date: 30/06/2022
  • Issued: 15/03/2021.
  • Number: 2021 - 36

  Advice: Installation of Directional Wave Buoy, Offshore Northern Montebello Islands vicinity

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Rider buoy (DWR) has been deployed in the offshore Montebello Islands vicinity in early March 2021 at the following location:

  • 20 23.98254S, 115 27.81498E

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: 30 June 2022
  • Location: 20 23.98254S, 115 27.81498E
  • Chart Reference: Aus 742 Australia North West Coast Western Australia Rosemary Island to Barrow Island

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above DWR at all times. 

  • Start date: 01/03/2021
  • End date: 30/06/2022
  • Issued: 15/03/2021.
  • Number: 2021 - 37

  Advice: Directional wave rider - offshore Dampier vicinity

Mariners are advised that one (1) Directional Wave Rider buoy (DWR) will be deployed in the offshore Dampier vicinity around 23 November 2020 at the following location:

  • 20 28.723'S, 116 31.020'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: 31 December 2021
  • Location: 20 28.723'S, 116 31.020'E
  • Chart Reference: AUS Chart 57 Dampier Archipelago

No vessel is to moor to, or interfere with, the above buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above DWR at all times. 

  • Start date: 23/11/2020
  • End date: 31/12/2021
  • Issued: 26/11/2020
  • Number: 2020-105

  Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port Walcott

Port Walcott

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 Walcott 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 Walcott, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.
  • Number: 2018-21

  Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Onslow

Port of Onslow

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 Onslow 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 Onslow, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.
  • Number: 2018-19

  Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Barrow Island

Port of Barrow Island

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 Barrow Island 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 Barrow Island, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.
  • Number: 2018-17.

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