Pilbara notices

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

 Advice:  Repair Works - Jack Up Rig 'Noble Tom Prosser' - Roly Rock Offshore Dampier Vicinity

Mariners are advised that Jack Up Rig Barge 'Noble Tom Prosser'(specs: 102m x 84m) will be on location to complete repairs as follows:

Arrival at location:16 Jan 2023
Departure from location:27 Feb 2023
Location: 20° 30.755’S, 116° 30.343’E (Roly Rock vicinity, approximately 4.5 nautical miles west, south west of Rosemary Island)
Call sign: D5AJ3

'Noble Tom Prosser' is retsricted in it's ability to manouevre.
Repair operations will take place 24/7

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.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 30.755'S  116: 30.343'E
Start date: 1/16/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 2/27/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/11/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5524

 Advice:  Dredging Works - Port of Ashburton and Port of Onslow

Mariners are advised that dredging operations are scheduled to take place in the Port of Ashburton with Spoil dumping into Port of Onslow waters from 08 January 2023 until 12 March 2023.

The dredging operations and support activities will continue on a 24-hour basis originating in the Port of Ashburton with spoil dumping taking place at the spoil dumping site known as “Site C” in the Port of Onslow.

Chart Reference: AUS Chart 69.

Vessels involved:
BHD Ambiorix; and
SHB AOM 14;
SHB AOM 15;
Multicat Abrolhos;
Tug George;
Survey and Crew Transfer Vessel.

These vessels will be exhibiting the lights, shapes and signals for vessels Restricted in their ability to manoeuvre and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 14 & 16.

Ashburton VTS will broadcast on VHF 14 advising the area of operation.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: AUS69 - Plans of Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 1/8/2023 12:00:00 AM
End date: 3/12/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/5/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5513

 Warning:  Sunken vessel offshore Dampier vicinity

A vessel with registration number EO816 (being a 6.1m aluminium cabin cruiser) is reported to be sunk offshore in the Dampier vicinity, approximately .7nm south of Angel Island.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution and be aware of possible debris when navigating in the area.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 31.842'S  116: 47.875'E
Issued: 1/3/2023 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5511

 Warning:  Submerged water pipe Hampton Harbour Dampier

A submerged water pipe, approximately 500-600m in length, has been reported at Hampton Harbour, running between the shore and Tidepole Island. A section of the pipe is floating on the water surface however it may not always be visible

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 39.161'S  116: 42.483'E
Issued: 12/16/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5489

 Warning:  Beadon Creek Harbour No.10 Port Buoy Unlit

Mariners are advised that the No. 10 port Buoy has been reported as working intermittently and maybe Unlit.
Chart reference: AUS64 - Approaches to Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: -21: 38.551'S  115: 7.9310'E
Start date: 11/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 11/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 5440

 Advice:  Subsurface Monitoring Stations Fortescue River Pilbara

Mariners are advised that 4 subsurface monitoring stations have been deployed on 7 July 2022 in the Fortescue River, Cape Preston vicinity, at the following locations:

• 21.001°S, 116.101°E
• 21.008°S, 116.097°E
• 21.009°S, 116.097°E
• 21.012°S, 116.098°E

Each of the above monitoring stations consists of instrument sensors mounted on a frame on the riverbed with ground line and subsurface float protruding approximately 0.5m from the riverbed.

Recovery date: 31/12/2023

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above monitoring stations.
Chart reference: AUS743 - Barrow Island to Onslow
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 7/7/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 8/30/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2102

 Advice:  Seabed Environmental Monitoring Equipment - Dampier Archipelago

Mariners are advised that 16 seabed environmental monitoring instruments will be deployed in the Dampier Archipelago around Tuesday 19 April 2022 at the following locations:

1. Phillip Point (Dampier Port): 20° 37.319' S, 116° 44.701' E
2. Conzinc Island: 20° 32.159' S, 116° 46.680' E
3. Conzinc Island: 20° 32.399' S, 116° 44.181' E
4. Parker Point (Dampier Port): 20° 38.399' S, 116° 44.160' E
5. Woodside LNG Jetty (Dampier Port): 20° 35.136' S, 116° 46.487' E
6. Angel Island: 20° 30.719' S, 116° 47.100' E
7. Hauy Island: 20° 26.747' S, 116° 58.234' E
8. West Mid Intercourse Island (Dampier Port): 20° 40.260' S, 116° 39.300' E
9. Burrup Peninsula (Dampier Port): 20° 34.259' S, 116° 46.801' E
10. Angel Island: 20° 29.399' S, 116° 49.141' E
11. Gidley Island: 20° 28.259' S, 116° 47.821' E
12. Hamersley Shoal: 20° 22.739' S, 116° 47.521' E
13. Courtenay Shoal: 20° 28.139' S, 116° 42.301' E
14. Cape Legendre: 20° 21.179' S, 116° 50.521' E
15. Malus Islands: 20° 31.019' S, 116° 38.761' E
16. Madeleine Shoals (Commonwealth Waters): 20° 17.972' S, 116° 53.843' E
17. Madeleine Shoals (Commonwealth Waters): 20° 17.892' S, 116° 51.581' E

Each of the above instruments consists of a yellow buoy (approximately 0.5m in height and equipped with a flashing yellow light) together with a seabed frame and small yellow surface float (locations 14, 16 and 17 to be deployed without a surface float).

Flash rate: Fl Y 4s

Provisional recovery date: 11/05/2023

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

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above environmental monitoring equipment.
Chart reference: AUS57 - Dampier Archipelago
Location: -20: 36.616'S  116: 43.675'E
Start date: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 5/11/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 4/14/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1204

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Barrow Island

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
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.
Chart reference: AUS65 - Approaches to Barrow Island
Location: -20: 49.1070'S  115: 29.6101'E
Start date: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-17

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Onslow

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
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.
Chart reference: AUS64 - Approaches to Port of Ashburton and Onslow
Location: -21: 40.4615'S  115: 0.5372'E
Start date: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-19

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port Walcott

Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
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.
Chart reference: AUS55 - Approaches to Port Walcott
Location: -20: 35.0793'S  117: 11.1491'E
Start date: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2018-21

 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 21.067°S, 115.923°E
2 Mardie N Inshore 21.083°S, 115.925°E
3 Second Creek 21.135°S, 115.883°E
4 First Creek 21.117°S, 115.890°E
5 Third Creek 21.152°S, 115.869°E
6 Fourth Creek 21.175°S, 115.858°E
7 Offshore Fourth Creek 21.173°S, 115.838°E
8 Mardie S inshore 21.252°S, 115.818°E
9 Mardie S Offshore 21.232°S, 115.805°E
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: 30/11/2023

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.
Chart reference: AUS743 - Barrow Island to Onslow
Location: -21: 06.2670'S  115: 51.7360'E
Start date: 1/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2022-09
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:25:09 AM