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  Advice: Closure of waters to boating and swimming for fireworks - Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels on Saturday 25th September 2021.

Area of closure

  • Between 5.30 pm to 8.45 pm all the waters within a 50-metre radius of the fireworks barges located at approximately 31° 57.109'S, 115° 53.036'E (adjacent to Optus Stadium and the entrance to Claisebrook cove) and at approximately 31° 57.470'S, 115° 53.203'E (approximately 406 metres south of Matagarup Bridge).
  • Between 6.15 PM to 6.45 PM and 7.30 PM to 8.00 PM all the waters within a 150-metre radius of the fireworks barges located at approximately 31° 57.109'S, 115° 53.036'E (adjacent to Optus Stadium and the entrance to Claisebrook cove) and at approximately 31° 57.470'S, 115° 53.203'E (approximately 406 metres south of Matagarup Bridge).

Mariners are advised that during these closure periods vessels will not be able to navigate through the area including access to the Optus Stadium Jetty.

Conditions of closure

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;

  • Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;
  • Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.

  • Start date: 25/09/2021.
  • End date: 25/09/2021.
  • Issued: 22/09/2021
  • Number: Not2021 - 131

  Warning: Sunken vessel Matilda Bay

A 9.47m plywood cabin cruiser (registration: BC476) has sunk on DoT recreational mooring 989 Matilda Bay Swan River. The vessel may not be visible above the water line.

  • Location: 31° 58.851'S, 115° 49.352'E
  • Issued: 21/09/2021

  Event: Closure of Waters to Boating and Swimming, Pyrotechnics Display, Perth Waters, Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels between 8:15 PM and 9:45 PM on Sunday 26 September 2021.

Perth Waters, Swan River

Area of Closure: All the waters within a 100 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 31° 57.998'S, 115° 52.311'E (approximately 390 metres west of Heirisson Island).

Conditions of closure;

No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;
Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.

  • Start date: 26/09/2021.
  • End date: 26/09/2021.
  • Issued: 14/09/2021
  • Number: Not2021 - 126

  Advice: Jetty remediation works – Old Swan Brewery Jetty – Swan River

Mariners are advised that jetty remediation works are scheduled to be carried out on the Old Swan Brewery Jetty, Mounts Bay Road, City of Perth from Tuesday17 August until Friday10 December 2021, Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.

Works will take place from a workboat and will involve abrasive blasting, structural member replacements, and pile remediation works.

Access to the above jetty will be closed to the public throughout these works.

Diving operations will also take place as part of these works. The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately 1m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Location: 31° 57.923'S, 115° 50.473'E
Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 17/08/2021.
  • End date: 10/12//2021.
  • Issued: 20/08/2021
  • Number: 2021-114

  Advice: Jetty maintenance works – Claremont Jetty

Mariners are advised that maintenance works at Claremont Jetty (located at Jetty Road, Claremont) are scheduled to commence on Monday 6 September 2021 and are expected to be completed within approximately four weeks. The jetty will remain closed throughout these works.

The works will be conducted over water, Monday to Friday during daylight hours using a multi purpose work barge ‘High Achiever’ (specs: 11.9 m x 5.3 m).

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow light. Unlit piles will be located within the confines of the works area.

‘High Achiever’ 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 navigate with caution when transiting in the vicinity of Claremont Jetty and keep well clear of the above operations.

Location: 31° 59.396’S, 115° 46.875’E.
Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 06/09/2021.
  • End date: 06/10/2021.
  • Issued: 20/08/2021.
  • Number: 2021-113.

  Advice: Rookwood Jetty Replacement – Mount Pleasant, Canning River

Mariners are advised that works to demolish and rebuild the Rookwood Jetty is taking place in Mount Pleasant in the Canning River between 23 August 2021 to 22 of November 2021.

A single yellow lit spar buoy will be placed around the area of works. A silt curtain will be deployed in the water surrounding the foot of the jetty. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting around the area.

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 and operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.

For further information regarding these works please contact Please use City of Melville Customer Service on 9364 0666 or 1300 635 845 or by email.

Location: Lat: 32° 1.04930' S Lon: 115° 51.04800' E
Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 23/08/21.
  • End date: 22/11/21.
  • Issued: 05/08/2021.
  • Number: 2021 – 104.

  Warning: Debris - Swan and Canning Rivers

Due to recent weather conditions, heavy rainfall and flooding, debris has accumulated in various locations within the Swan and Canning Rivers. 

Logs and debris are to be expected and may present a hazard to Navigation.

River users are advised to navigate with care and keep a lookout and travel at low speeds.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.

  • Issued: 26/17/2021.
  • Number: 2021 - 97.

  Advice: Jetty Works – JoJo's Café – Swan River Nedlands

Mariners are advised that works to remove a floating jetty and pile at the entrance to Jojo’s Café, Nedlands are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 10 August to Wednesday 13 October 2021.

These works will impact vessel traffic entering and transiting within Jojo’s Café water lease area. However, access to all other existing jetties within the water lease area will be maintained at all times.

The works, will be conducted Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 4.30pm using IPS self-propelled barge ‘DUNNIT’ (specs: 12m x 6m).

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights.

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.

For further information regarding these works please contact Project Manager Rebecca Tinelli Ng on 9386 7711.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting inside and at the entrance of Jojo’s Café during the above operations.

Location: 31° 59.444’S, 115° 49.061’E.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.

•    Start date: 10/08/2021.
•    End date: 13/10/2021.
•    Issued: 21/07/2021.
•    Number: 2021-94.
 

  Warning: Sunken vessel, emergency mooring Raffles Hotel

Description: A vessel (registration number: AC256, being a 8.7m plywood yacht), is sunk on Department of Transport emergency mooring 1303 in the Canning Bridge to South of Perth Yacht Club mooring area. The mast is reported to be submerged and may not be visible above the water line.

Location: 32° 0.5321's, 115° 51.0873'E.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.

Issued: 05/07/2021.

  Advice: Diving operation - underwater inspection – Fremantle Traffic Bridge

Mariners are advised that inspection and pile cleaning works are scheduled to take place at the Fremantle Traffic Bridge from 8 June 2021 to 30 September 2021.

Dive operations around structural piles will take place Monday to Friday, during daylight hours, based from Dive Support Vessel “Trojan III”. International code flag Alpha will be displayed to indicate diving operations.

Navigation channels will remain open through the duration of the works and will not be obstructed.

A spotter will assist with vessel traffic control, will monitor marine VHF Channel 16 and will use VHF 10 as a working frequency for ship-to-ship communications.

All vessels navigating under the bridge are encouraged to contact the spotter vessel prior to approach.

Large commercial vessel operators are requested to contact the spotter vessel at least 15 minutes from the Fremantle Traffic Bridge on VHF 12 to enable the dive operations to temporarily cease.

Call signs: Spotter Vessel 1

Mariners are requested to take direction from the spotter vessel as directed and travel at slow speeds.

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.

Location: 32° 2.473'S, 115° 45.272'E

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

  • Start date: 08/06/2021.
  • End date: 30/09/2021.
  • Issued: 4/6/2021
  • Number: 2021/79

  Warning: Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth

Description: A submerged hazard has been reported close to the shore, approx. 30m west of the Coode Street Boat Ramp.

  • Issued: 03/05/2021

  Advice: Pile remediation works, Guilford Road Bridge, Swan River Bassendean

Mariners are advised that pile remediation works at the Guildford Road Bridge, Swan River Bassendean are scheduled to commence on Monday 10 May 2021 and are expected to be completed by Thursday 30 September 2021

The works will take place Monday to Friday during daylight hours and will be conducted from a works barge.

Vessel traffic access to the navigational span of the bridge will be maintained, however, there may be a partial obstruction during some stages of the works. 

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours. 

Diving operations will also take place as part of these works. The international code flag ‘A’ will be displayed whilst diving operations are underway.

The works barge will remain on location outside of operating hours and will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and keep well clear of the above operations when transiting the area.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 10/05/2021
  • End date: 30/09/2021 
  • Issued: 29/04/2021
  • Number: 2021-63

  Advice: Bridge Inspection Works, Fremantle Traffic Bridge

Mariners are advised that bridge inspection works are scheduled to take place at the Fremantle Traffic Bridge from 4 May 2021 to 31October 2021.

Bridge inspection operations will take place Monday – Friday, during daylight hours, using two Under Bridge Inspection Units (UBIUs), a small barge and a support vessel. 

Navigation channels will remain open wherever possible however there will be times when one of the navigation channels under the bridge will be intermittently obstructed and closed by a UBIU.

Two spotter vessels will assist with vessel traffic control, one upstream and the other downstream of the bridge. Operators will monitor marine VHF Channel 16 and will use VHF 9 as a working frequency for ship-to-ship communications. 

All vessels navigating under the bridge are encouraged to contact the spotter vessel prior to approach. 

Large commercial vessel operators are requested to contact the spotter vessel at least 15 minutes from the Fremantle Traffic Bridge to enable the UBIU to vacate the navigation channel when applicable.

Call Signs: Spotter Vessel West – downstream; Spotter Vessel East – upstream.

Mariners are requested to take direction from the spotter vessel as directed.

For further information regarding these works please contact 138 138 or the Delivery Manager on 0419 624 167. 

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 – Swan and Canning Rivers. 

Location: 32° 2.473'S, 115° 45.272'E 

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

  • Start date: 04/05/2021.
  • End date: 31/10/2021.
  • Issued: 29/04/2021
  • Number: 2021-62

  Advice: Construction works Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy), Swan River

Mariners are advised that construction works to build an additional bridge on the downstream side of Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy) have commenced and are anticipated to be completed by 3 March 2022.

These works include construction of temporary cofferdams on both the northern and southern side of the Swan River to enable all bridge construction to be completed from the land. The cofferdams are currently in place and marked with lit yellow special markers approximately 1.3 m in height.
 
Works will take place Monday to Friday during daylight hours. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when passing works area.
 
For further information on these works visit the Main Roads link below.
 
Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers.
 
  • Start date: 18/01/2021.
  • End date: 03/03/2022.
  • Issued: 06/01/2021.
External Link Tonkin Gap Project and Associated Works: Main Roads

  Advice: Installation of Restaurant Barge – The Raft – Upstream of The Narrows Bridge, Swan River

Mariners are advised that a restaurant barge ‘The Raft’ (36.5m x 12.2m) has been permanently moored on the north side of the Swan River, approximately 330m upstream of The Narrows Bridge and 100m from the shore.

The barge is moored using a 4 point anchoring system at the following coordinates:

  • Anchor Point 1: 31° 57.640'S, 115° 51.012'E
  • Anchor Point 2: 31° 57.664'S, 115° 51.056'E
  • Anchor Point 3: 31° 57.692'S, 115° 51.035'E
  • Anchor Point 4: 31° 57.668'S, 115° 50.991'E

Each anchor point is marked with a yellow buoy, approximately 1.3m in height and equipped with a flashing yellow light

Mariners are advised of the permanent nature of this installation and are to navigate accordingly.

  • Chart Reference: Swan and canning Rivers - 898
  • Issued: 02/10/2020

  Advice: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth

Port of Perth

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 Perth 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 Perth, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/02/2018.
  • End date:
  • Issued: 08/02/2018.
  • Number: 2018-20.

  Advice: Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River

Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather, A/Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 23/09/2015.
  • Number: 2015-138

  Advice: Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge

Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 22/08/2014.
  • Number: 2014-157.

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