Navigation Warning - Coastal Waters - Tweed Heads to Merimbula

NAVIGATION WARNING

Coastal Waters – Tweed Heads to Merimbula
DEPLOYMENT OF LISTENING STATION BUOYS
Tuesday 4 October 2016 until further notice
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NOTIFICATION

Vessel operators are advised that as a component of the NSW Government Shark Management Strategy, the Department of Primary Industries are to provide 20 satellite linked VR4G shark listening stations, which consist of acoustic receivers on customised yellow buoys. The buoys are approximately 3.5 metres in length and are fitted with 3.5 metre long steel sub-frames. The buoys will be located in offshore waters near Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Evans Head, Yamba, Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Port Macquarie, Old Bar, Forster, Hawks Nest, Redhead, Sydney, Kiama, Sussex Inlet, Mollymook, Batemans Bay and Merimbula.

THE BUOYS

Fourteen VR4G listening station buoys will be deployed in approximately 10 to 12 metres depth of water at;

Location VR4G GPS Coordinate
Kingscliff Beach, Tweed Heads 28.250267° S, 153.584300° E
Lennox Point, Lennox Head 28.803917° S, 153.607667° E
Crescent Head Beach, Crescent Head 31.183067° S, 152.989983° E
Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie 31.481417° S, 152.936550° E
Old Bar Beach, Old Bar 31.975840 °S, 152.596370° E
Main Beach, Forster 32.174417° S, 153.516300° E
Bennets Beach, Hawks Nest 32.674961° S, 152.192254° E
Redhead Beach, Redhead 33.019332° S, 151.723706° E
Bondi Beach, Sydney 33.896499° S, 151.280312° E
Kiama Beach/Kendall’s Beach, Kiama 34.678563° S, 150.861684° E
Cudmirrah Beach, Sussex Inlet 35.194163° S, 150.585780° E
Mollymook Beach, Mollymook 35.336768° S, 150.480350° E
Malua Bay Beach, Batemans Bay 35.795033° S, 150.237040° E
Main Beach, Merimbula 36.900331° S, 149.921495° E

From Febuary 2016, six VR4G listening station bouys have been deployed and are currently located at;

Location VR4G GPS Coordinate
Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay 28.630817° S, 153.627483° E
Sharps Beach, Ballina 28.837133° S, 153.610383° E
Main Beach, Evans Head 29.108850° S, 153.439783° E
Main Beach, Yamba 29.433330° S, 153.369850° E
Park Beach, Coffs Harbour 30.291217° S, 153.145283° E
Front Beach, South West Rocks 30.879700° S, 153.045250° E

The buoys will display a yellow flashing light with a range of 2 nautical miles with a flash rate of 1 second on / 4 seconds off.

Note: The buoy located at Main Beach, Forster will be marked by an east cardinal navigation buoy displaying light colour and flash sequence to correspond.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of these areas. This navigation warning remains in place until further notice. Vessel operators are advised that it is an offence to secure or anchor a vessel to the listening station buoys. Penalties apply.

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Maps – 1, 1A, 2, 2B, 3A, 4, 4B, 5A, 6, 6B, 7, 7B, 8, 8A, 9, 9D, 10, 10B, 11, 11B, 12, 12B, 14,14A

AUS Charts 220, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813

For further information regarding this navigation warning, please contact the Roads and Maritime Info line 13 12 36 (8:30am to 5:00pm – Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 4:00pm – Sat & Sun)

MARINE NOTICE NH16114

Kingscliff Beach, Tweed Heads
Kingscliff Beach, Tweed Heads
Lennox Headland
Lennox Headland
Crescent Head
Crescent Head
Lighthouse Beach Port Macquarie
Lighthouse Beach Port Macquarie
Old Bar
Old Bar
Forster Main Beach, Forster
Forster Main Beach, Forster
Bennets Beach, Hawks Nest
Bennets Beach, Hawks Nest
Redhead
Redhead
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Kiama
Kiama
Cudmirrah Beach, Sussex Inlet
Cudmirrah Beach, Sussex Inlet
Mollymook
Mollymook
Mulua Bay Beach, Batemans Bay
Mulua Bay Beach, Batemans Bay
Main Beach, Merimbula
Main Beach, Merimbula
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